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Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side Punk Poet Gone at 71


Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side Punk Poet Gone at 71

Lou Reed, once The Velvet Underground‘s frontman, main songwriter, and co-founder who left the group and had his first solo hit with Walk on the Wild Side has gone at 71. The man often called a punk poet died on Sunday as reported by Rolling stone.

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  1. This is sad, sad news. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time and have a fairly large assortment of albums; Transformer, The Blue Mask, Magic and Loss, just to name a few. Lou Reed was a poet, a punk, a musician. Above everything else he was artist extraordinaire. Rest in Peace, sir.

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    • Agreed! Reed was one of a kind, and we’ll not see his like again, I fear. Rest in peace, indeed.

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      • I first discovered him with the magnificent The Blue Mask and then worked back from there to Transformer, The Bells, Growing Up in Public, etc,; and forward to New York and Magic and Loss, which I consider to be a masterpiece. The news of his passing has floored me to say the least.

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