Quite possibly one of the most important figureheads in Rock 'N Roll history.
Considered by many to be the founding father (along with his now-defunct group, "The Velvet Underground") of Punk Rock and its subsequent sub-genres.
Smokes incessantly. Borderline obsessive genius.
Lenny Ignoramus states: "Lou Reed's music has gone from poignant, to self-indulgent, to inherently tranquil, to just plain old."
But, more commonly known as the frontman of the Velvet Underground, a rock and roll pioneer, super...
Lou Reed was essential in the writing of The Velvet Underground's brilliant song, "Heroin" and performed it, as well.
Lewis Allen Reed was born on March 2nd, 1942 and grew up in Freeport, Long Island. He is best known for his association with the band the Velvet Underground
and collaborators John Cale
, Andy Warhol
, and David Bowie
. Often called the "Godfather of Punk," Reed is foremost a writer. He is also known for the excessive intake of drugs in his life and has often been referred to as a sadomasochist
A little known fact about Lou Reed is that as a teenager, he was submitted to electroshock treatments to rid himself of his hateful personality and homosexual tendencies.
A rock 'n' roll
songwriter and performer who had Urban Dictionary
pegged before it existed. Some of the same factors that made UD what it is may also have led Reed into self-destructive substance abuse
at one phase of his career.
"And everybody puttin' everybody else down"
-- Lou Reed, "Heroin"
a singer and guitar player, i like his music
i'd say more but im uninformed
Amphetamine Sulphate. Also: Speed, Billy Wizz.
" I feel absolutley fuckin hurt off the Lou Reed, I've been up for 2 days and I'm goin to get pissed up just so I can sleep for a bit, are you coming the Gauntlet? "
seminal musician; my husband
lou reed is a seminal musician and also has the great fortune of being my husband