Everything I love about rock and roll was either invented, refined, or perfected by the Velvet Underground. When Lou Reed sang "you know my life was saved by rock and roll," it felt like he was whispering in my ear, like we shared the most sacred bond, and it was a salvation as pure and honest as any. Farewell, Lou. Linger on. #rip#loureed
Recorded in the late 60s but not officially released until the mid 80s after being among an albums worth of tracks recorded and forgotten about when they changed record labels. Very nearly a lost classic.