It’s hard to encapsulate just what Lou Reed meant to the world of music, and as we mark the date of his passing I am certain that you could ask thousands of his fans what Lou’s music meant to them and get thousands of unique answers, but for me he will forever be the singing voice of Mok Swagger from the 1983 animated film Rock N’ Rule.
As silly and superficial as this may seem when considering Lou’s career, that film and especially that character (along with Ziggy Stardust and Alice Cooper) helped me to realize that you can create your own larger than life persona that can shield you from the nastiness of reality while at the same time entertaining others.
So for that, I say simply; “Thanks a lot Lou”.
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