Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lou Reed MP3: Safety Zone

Henry alerted me to the MP3 of Lou Reed's new Nanking song, "Saftey Zone." It's at Stereogum, where they just can't help themselves from an Overt comment:
The guitar part's nice, the lyrics kinda lacking ... but dude's heart's in the right place even if his melody (etc.) isn't.
I prefer Henry's comment:
it's amazing how he can do a song about the rape of nanking with a major key syncopated acoustic chordal riff.
Anyway, there's a nice clip of the "average" and "high on life" Lou Reed from 1974 that is very worthwhile. I think he's trying to outdo Bob Dylan.

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