Made For Rock and Roll: Now Walk On the Peaceful Side

by
Abby Zimet

Lou Reed, the great, dark, truth-telling punk poet of rock and roll, has died at 71. Damn. Here's a couple of playlists of his most memorable songs from the Velvet Underground and far beyond, one of many appreciations, and the 1998 documentary, Rock and Roll Heart. Peace.

"There's a bit of magic in everything, and then some loss to even things out."

 

With Elvis Costello:

 

We who have so much to you who have so little
To you who don't have anything at all
We who have so much more than any one man does need
And you who don't have anything at all

Does anybody need another million dollar movie
Does anybody need another million dollar star
Does anybody need to be told over and over
Spitting in the wind comes back at you twice as hard

Strawman, going straight to the devil
Strawman, going straight to Hell
Strawman, going straight to the devil
Strawman, strawman, strawman, strawman, yes

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