Apr 102014
 

Yesterday, on the eve of KISS‘ induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, I learned that Lou Reed cowrote a song for the band’s Bob Ezrin-produced concept album, The Elder. Certainly, upon the completion of this recording, Lou must have remarked that KISS and his Berlin producer captured his music the way it was meant to sound!

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  4 Responses to “Lou Reed…As His Music Was Meant to Sound!”

  1. Power ballads — whatever happened to good ol’ power ballads? I would like to think they went away because most of them suck.

  2. De mortuis nil nisi bonum would suggest saying nothing about this but…

    What would the world’s biggest Lou Reed fan hope for – that he wrote that turgid melody or these cringe-inducing lyrics?

    A world without heroes
    Is like a world without sun
    You can’t look up to anyone
    Without heroes

    And a world without heroes
    Is like a never ending race
    Is like a time without a place
    A pointless thing devoid of grace

    Where you don’t know what you’re after
    Or if something’s after you
    And you don’t know why you don’t know
    In a world without heroes

    In a world without dreams
    Things are no more than they seem
    And a world without heroes
    Is like a bird without wings
    Or a bell that never rings
    Just a sad and useless thing

    Where you don’t know what you’re after
    Or if something’s after you
    And you don’t know why you don’t know

    In a world without heroes
    There’s nothing to be
    It’s no place for me

    I wonder if the high school literary magazine from whence these lyrics had to have been stolen ever received compensation?

  3. I would bet that this batch of lyrics were Reed:

    “And a world without heroes
    Is like a never ending race
    Is like a time without a place
    A pointless thing devoid of grace”

    “And a world without heroes
    Is like a bird without wings
    Or a bell that never rings
    Just a sad and useless thing”

 
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