#1 Posted by jiggajoe14 (830 posts) -

http://m.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027

:(

#2 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4879 posts) -

Well shit. That's not good news. Guess I'll pour one out for him later.

Thanks for the heads up.

#3 Posted by SgtSphynx (1563 posts) -

Saw Alex's retweet of that and got sad.

#4 Posted by spraynardtatum (3658 posts) -

noooooooooooo. RIP Lou Reed

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#5 Edited by EuanDewar (5098 posts) -

I am super mega completely fuckin bummed

RIP you massive legend

#6 Edited by AMyggen (3630 posts) -

I fucking love Velvet Underground, one of my favourite bands of all time. RIP mr. Reed.

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#7 Posted by fisk0 (4464 posts) -

Damn :( He was one of the pioneers of industrial music after all.

#8 Posted by SMTDante89 (2581 posts) -

I never really had a chance to jump into much of the music he was involved in, but I knew just how influential he was to most of the music I listen to. Still really sad to hear about this though.

#9 Posted by HarlechQuinn (451 posts) -

RIP :(

#10 Edited by Snail (8661 posts) -

This just keeps happening.

Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek passed away just this year, as did Storm Thorgerson, legendary cover artist of Dark Side of the Moon and other masterpieces, as well as Ravi Shankar late last year.

All these icons, from a period in history I wish I had been born to.

Not sure what to say here, other than offer my internet condolences to those around him suffering from this loss.

Gosh.

#11 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

We will always have the table, Lou...

#12 Posted by InfiniteSpark (314 posts) -

:( RIP Lou Reed. Thanks for all the great music you produced!

#13 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Huge bummer. The guy was a legend.

#14 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Fuck that sucks. I was listening to Transformer not two days ago, he made some incredible music.

#15 Posted by smitty86 (695 posts) -

Cue up Sunday Morning everyone

RIP

#16 Posted by ZagZagovich (770 posts) -

Terrible stuff.

#17 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1091 posts) -

RIP

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#18 Posted by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

That's what he gets for making that Lulu album.

In all seriousness, though, I appreciated and respected what he offered to music as a whole. I didn't really care for the music, but his influence is present in so many genres.

The music world lost a good one today.

I just wish he hadn't helped make Lulu.

#19 Posted by DonChipotle (2840 posts) -

He saw that PS4 commercial and it was all over.

No but really, Metal Machine Music may have been real bad but his music on the whole was real good and I'll miss the old lug.

#20 Posted by Svenzon (727 posts) -

So bummed out by this. :( Rest in peace, Lou!

#21 Posted by Thrillhouse87 (247 posts) -

listening to transformer right now. R.I.P.

#22 Posted by Shrimpy (93 posts) -

This is super depressing, I thought for sure he'd have a couple of great albums left in him. I fucking love the Velvet Underground, one of my favourite bands ever and some of his solo stuff was great too.

R.I.P. Lou

#23 Edited by chrissedoff (2167 posts) -

He was one of the greatest musicians ever. This is tragic and the people posting comments under news stories like, "This wasn't a perfect day after all" and "Guess he went to take a walk on the wild side" are only making it worse.

#24 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Such a bummer. Pour one out for Lou tonight, duders.

#25 Posted by zedman (112 posts) -

fuck man this year sucks

but I'm sure the music in heaven gets better all the time

#27 Edited by me3639 (1849 posts) -

Rock and roll man, rock and roll. RIP Lou, heaven or hell just got a lot cooler.

#28 Posted by DEFE (265 posts) -

Andy's Chest was stuck in my head all day, and then I heard the news from my friend who first introduced me to Lou Reed. Bums me out, man. Lou Reed was great.

#29 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3906 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

That's what he gets for making that Lulu album.

In all seriousness, though, I appreciated and respected what he offered to music as a whole. I didn't really care for the music, but his influence is present in so many genres.

The music world lost a good one today.

I just wish he hadn't helped make Lulu.

@jakob187 said:

That's what he gets for making Lulu with Metallica.

In all seriousness, I respect and appreciate his influence and contribution to music as a whole, even if I didn't care for his music.

???

Did you forget you posted in this thread or something?

#30 Posted by Ghostiet (5312 posts) -

Incredible loss. The Velvet Underground is one of those bands - like The Beatles, The Cure or My Bloody Valentine - whose influence you can hear in almost all of contemporary music. Even if Reed's antics in recent years, like that disaster with Metallica, were a bit eyeroll-inducing, there's no denying that rock and alternative music lost one of its greatest composers and poets. Fucking hell, all of my icons are dying like flies.

@jakob187 said:

That's what he gets for making Lulu with Metallica.

Keep it classy, moron.

#31 Posted by redyoshi (231 posts) -

No! Damnit, this really sucks. RIP to a legend.

#32 Posted by Lysergica33 (542 posts) -

I guess at least this means we don't have to listen to Lulu 2 now.

#33 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

Velvet 6ft Underground

#34 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
#35 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

This fucking sucks. He's responsible on some level for all the weird-ass rock(ish) music that I like existing.

I haven't listened to a Velvet's record in forever; maybe I'll throw on White Light/White Heat tonight or something.

RIP

#36 Edited by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

@ghostiet: I'm going to assume you caught the duplicate comment that posted for some reason and not the previous one that mentioned how I respect what he did, the influence that he had on multiple genres of music, and that music lost a good one today.

Moreover, Lou was a guy that believed in honesty and integrity in everything he said, and so I'm not going to short change him by cutting my comments to a bunch of masturbatory bukaki of congratulations and sadness when there's more that I'd want to say, such as the fact that Lulu was a steaming pile of shit on top of Shit Mountain covered in shit sauce and served with shit water. Honesty and integrity, and I spoke it.

However, going around on the forums and spouting off insults to someone such as "moron" when you literally know nothing about someone? Last I remember, that's not something that we do around here...or at least for as long as I've been here.

@spaceinsomniac: No clue what happened there. I only hit the post button once.

#37 Posted by Jeust (10855 posts) -

R.I.P.

#38 Edited by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

R.I.P Lou

#39 Posted by fisk0 (4464 posts) -

No but really, Metal Machine Music may have been real bad but his music on the whole was real good and I'll miss the old lug.

That's crazy, Metal Machine Music is by far my favorite album of his. While not the first in the genre, it was really influential for noise and industrial musicians.

#40 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@breadfan: Meh. He was a great musician, but it's fine to laugh this stuff off rather than getting morbid y'know.

#41 Posted by DriveupLife (919 posts) -

Who is Lou Reed?

#42 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3906 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@ghostiet: I'm going to assume you caught the duplicate comment that posted for some reason and not the previous one that mentioned how I respect what he did, the influence that he had on multiple genres of music, and that music lost a good one today.

Moreover, Lou was a guy that believed in honesty and integrity in everything he said, and so I'm not going to short change him by cutting my comments to a bunch of masturbatory bukaki of congratulations and sadness when there's more that I'd want to say, such as the fact that Lulu was a steaming pile of shit on top of Shit Mountain covered in shit sauce and served with shit water. Honesty and integrity, and I spoke it.

However, going around on the forums and spouting off insults to someone such as "moron" when you literally know nothing about someone? Last I remember, that's not something that we do around here...or at least for as long as I've been here.

@spaceinsomniac: No clue what happened there. I only hit the post button once.

I believe lulu was intentionally designed to be painful to listen to. And I mean that literally, like a movie that is very sad or depressing. It's not meant to be enjoyable.

#43 Edited by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac: Maybe that's the case. We'll never know since Lou ain't hear to inform us. Then again, he wouldn't inform us anyways.

It's more painful to hear Metallica being lackluster, but when I think about it, they've been doing that for a while. O___O

I did go back and listen to "The View" though, and it's not AS bad as I remember, but it still isn't good.

#44 Posted by Ghostiet (5312 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

Moreover, Lou was a guy that believed in honesty and integrity in everything he said, and so I'm not going to short change him by cutting my comments to a bunch of masturbatory bukaki of congratulations and sadness when there's more that I'd want to say, such as the fact that Lulu was a steaming pile of shit on top of Shit Mountain covered in shit sauce and served with shit water. Honesty and integrity, and I spoke it.

However, going around on the forums and spouting off insults to someone such as "moron" when you literally know nothing about someone? Last I remember, that's not something that we do around here...or at least for as long as I've been here.

You essentially said that him dying was deserved for releasing a shitty album. I rest my case.

#45 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3906 posts) -

A long time ago, I had to work overnight at work, and I took a handful of albums to listen to for the first time. Included was the first Velvet Underground album, the first Leonard Cohen album, and The Hounds of Love by Kate Bush.

That was an amazing night of musical discovery.

But as much as I enjoy their debut, Loaded eventually became my favorite of their albums.

#46 Posted by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

@ghostiet said:

@jakob187 said:

Moreover, Lou was a guy that believed in honesty and integrity in everything he said, and so I'm not going to short change him by cutting my comments to a bunch of masturbatory bukaki of congratulations and sadness when there's more that I'd want to say, such as the fact that Lulu was a steaming pile of shit on top of Shit Mountain covered in shit sauce and served with shit water. Honesty and integrity, and I spoke it.

However, going around on the forums and spouting off insults to someone such as "moron" when you literally know nothing about someone? Last I remember, that's not something that we do around here...or at least for as long as I've been here.

You essentially said that him dying was deserved for releasing a shitty album. I rest my case.

It was a dumb joke. That's all. Can't help that you were offended.