My very first vinyl album was the Velvet Underground’s greatest hits album. “Rock & Roll” was always a song to turn to whenever I felt out of place as the lyric “saved by rock & roll” reminded me so much of how music sometimes was the most comforting thing to have by your side.
Lou Reed, frontman of Velvet Underground, is proclaimed to have given life to punk rock and all the genres of rock that sprung from punk rock. The man was fearless and I still remember (after hearing a song of his for the first time) the stories of cross dressing and thrashing onstage that my dad told me of him. In my eyes, I saw him as a rock god and he will forever remain as a rock god also in the eyes of many.
Rest In Peace, Lou Reed.