Lou Reed

Lou Reed

As the lead singer and songwriter of the Velvet Underground in the 1960s, Lou Reed helped invent punk rock while writing about femme fatales, black angels and heroin. In the process, he also brought a stormy dissonance to the foreground, helping to expand the vocabulary of the electric guitar. For the next 40 years, during periods both inspired and hollow, Reed tried his hand all sorts of artsy and evocative music.

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