Lou Reed might be remembered as a master songwriter, sonic pioneer and a bonafide Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but he wasn’t perfect.
As rock gods go, Lou Reed remained an odd fit in rock music’s pantheon. In a popular art form that so persistently champions the thoughts and feelings of rebellious outsiders, Reed always stood far out from the pack.
Lou Reed latest solo offering, “Ecstasy,” is another brilliant collection of straightforward poetics paired with music that’s much more experimental.
Reading Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale’s new book, “What’s Welsh for Zen: The Autobiography of John Cale,” you never really learn the answer to that question — or any others, for the most part.