Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Passing of a Legend

The world of rock and roll will never be the same after the recent loss of one of the greatest men to ever tackle the genre.  Lou Reed, front man for the revolutionary group The Velvet Underground passed away of liver disease on October 27 and left behind him a legacy that is both incredibly influential and unlike anything that came before or after.  Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and ranked at number 19 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time, the Velvet Underground was punk before there was punk, and alternative before it was even an idea.  After such great, albeit short lived success, the band broke up in 1973 and Reed went on to have an illustrious solo career with amazing songs like the David Bowie produced “Walk on the Wild Side”.  Fusing elements of almost every music genre there is, Lou Reed was a driving force behind turning music back into what it’s meant to be, true art and a free form of expression.  Thank you sir, and may you keep on rocking with the greats that have passed before you.  Read the full Rolling Stone Obituary below.

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