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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou's on the Boulevard

Sad news. Lou Reed died today of complications from a liver transplant. There'll be plenty of better informed tributes out there but here's a nice video of Lou performing "Dirty Boulevard" at Farm Aid in 1990 (thus the denim jacket). "Dirty Boulevard" was actually a hit for him in 1989, though he had to tone down the language on the single. According to Rolling Stone: "the words 'piss' and 'suck' were dropped. 'I did the blipping,' Reed told Rolling Stone. 'I didn't want other people to feel defeated before they ever went in.' Asked if the compromise bothered him, he replied, 'It would bother me if the other version didn't exist.' All the words are here:

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