We at CriminalReports.com are so stunned by the news yesterday that the most legitimate rock icon in history, Lou Reed, died this weekend that we can’t help but dedicate this week’s blog post to him. Losing him is a legitimate loss for everyone who loves rock and roll. While it had to come eventually, nobody here at CriminalReports.com thought that he would take his last walk on the wild side this soon.
That Lou Reed was legitimate is not something anything can question. I can remember seeing him in concert years ago when someone a few songs in screamed, “Play some rock and roll, Lou.” Reed, ever the legitimate act that he was, screamed back, “You mean you want me to play the hits. F**k you!” and then told security to escort the guy out and give him his money back.
Reed had a legitimate effect on the rock landscape. While very few copies of the first Velvet Underground album were sold, legend has it that everyone who did buy a copy ended up forming a band.
For many of us, though, our first legitimate encounter with Reed’s music was when he was a solo artist and put out a song about WNEW, the first all-rock station in New York City. The lyrics to that song had a legitimate emotional impact on everyone who heard them, because we’d all been the protagonist in it at some point in our lives:
Jenny said, when she was just five years old
you know there’s nothin’ happening at all
Two TV sets, two Cadillac cars
they help me nothin’ at all
not at all
But one fine morning, she heard on a New York station
she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
not at all
Despite the amputation
you could just dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
And it was all right.
Goodbye Lou – we hope that somewhere up there you’ve finally found your Sweet Jane.
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