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Isn’t Lou Reed a Little bit tool old to be a Douchebag?

At this point it’s almost comical to read any interview with Lou Reed.  Jonathan Wingate of the Jewish Chronicle asks some really valid questions about Reed’s newly remastered version of Metal Machine Music:   Does Reed agree that Metal Machine … Read More

By / June 10, 2010

At this point it’s almost comical to read any interview with Lou Reed.  Jonathan Wingate of the Jewish Chronicle asks some really valid questions about Reed’s newly remastered version of Metal Machine Music:

 

Does Reed agree that Metal Machine Music is probably the antithesis of what most people would perceive to be beautiful music? "Oh my God, I hadn’t thought of that, so I must be in trouble," Reed replies, his voice dripping with sarcasm. "I think it’s stunning and gorgeous. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Anyway, what is beautiful in the conventional sense?"

 

Well, I stutter, a lot of people would agree that Bach and Mozart created beautiful music.

 

Obviously different strokes for different folks, but then Reed replies:

 

"Don’t you think that’s a little old?" Reed responds. "For whom are they considered beautiful? You are talking about the narrowest palette available. I don’t listen to Bach and Mozart very much. I listen to rock."

 

Lou, you’re collecting social security and you’re doing press for an album that I tried to act like I cared about in college to impress a girl who worked at a record store.  Maybe try to act a little bit more grateful that people care.