Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Great Lou Reed...

...died Sunday at age 71. 

There was the gender-bending, gender-challenging, gender-ambiguous song that made him famous--"Walk on the Wild Side."  It was edgy, and cool, and will always remain so. 

But there was also "Coney Island Baby," the tough and tender ballad about betrayal by friends, being gay in the 1970s in NYC, looking for father figures, and male love.  The best version of that song appears in Lou's album "Perfect Night in London."  I couldn't locate that on Youtube, but I found this.

 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2013/10/the-great-lou-reed.html

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