Lou Reed : An urbanist and an environmentalist

Lou Reed
Screen capture Screen test of Lou Reed by Andy Warhol

One can make a case that Lou Reed was an urbanist; listen to It's such a perfect day from 1973:

Just a perfect day
drink Sangria in the park
And then later
when it gets dark, we go home

Just a perfect day
feed animals in the zoo
Then later
a movie, too, and then home

) but he also became an environmentalist, singing about the Last American Whale.

They say he didn't have an enemy
his was a greatness to behold
He was the last surviving progeny
the last one on this side of the world

Lou Reed, dead at 71.

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