Dirty Blvd. by Lou Reed


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From his 1989 album New York. The icy stare of the amoral observer can, sometimes, give rise to a compassionate voice then tip over into social commentary - and even politics tinged with outrage. Here the outrage is vividly explicit.   14

Axol 19 Jul 2015

"Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor I'll piss on 'em That's what the Statue of Bigotry says Your poor huddled masses Let's club 'em to death And get it over with and just dump 'em on the boulevard"

rogkent 4 Jun 2014

I've been re-listening to Theme Time Radio Hour on my runs. This song features in the theme New York. Dylan introduces it “here is a man who couldn't be defeated, Lou Reed”   11

PhilPhil 2 Nov 2013

Rest in peace

MaxRocks 29 Oct 2013

Sad news about Lou Reed's passing. Was lucky enough to see him perform the New York album in the late 80's. A true legend.   7

AndyWilkinson 27 Oct 2013

"Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor, I'll piss on them. That's what the Statue of Bigotry says." Putting my Halloween costume together reminded me that Lou Reed (my costume last year) died just over a year ago. Unfortunately, the lyrics to many of the songs on New York, like this one, are just as, if not more scathingly true now then they were 25 yrs ago. RIP Lou.

iMatthew_ 31 Oct 2014