Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lou Reed and John Lennon's "Mother"

While it is hard to argue with the notion that Lou Reed is one of rock's great songwriters, it is my sad duty to inform you that he is the worst live professional singer on the planet. By that I mean no one will ever pay money to hear someone sing worse than Lou Reed. That said, there is a certain blunt majesty to his rendition of John Lennon's primal scream masterpiece "Mother." This performance dates way back to July 1, 2011 (that's yesterday) at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, which is in the United Kingdom. I won't say enjoy--neither the song nor Reed's performance is enjoyable, per se--but, rather, appreciate!

Mother - Lou Reed

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