Lou Reed: What’s good?

7. marts 2013
David Bowie er tilbage og fÃ¥r blandede anmeldelser for sin nye come-back-plade. Men jeg kunne godt tænke mig, at Lou Reed for alvor vendte tilbage. Hans og Metallicas Lulu skuffede mig fælt, men jeg tilgiver gerne Reed, for han har mange gode sange for voksne pÃ¥ samvittigheden. Fx sangen om livet, der er godt, men langt fra retfærdigt, “What’s good?“, fra albummet Magic and loss. Et album, hvor Lou Reed er meget tæt pÃ¥ sit ideal: et adult rock’n roll album.

Life’s like a mayonnaise soda
and life’s like space without room
And life’s like bacon and ice cream
that’s what life’s like without you

Life’s like forever becoming
but life’s forever dealing in hurt
Now life’s like death without living
that’s what life’s like without you

Life’s like Sanskrit read to a pony
I see you in my mind’s eye strangling on your tongue
What’s good is knowing such devotion
I’ve been around – I know what makes things run

What good is seeing eye chocolate
what good’s a computerized nose
And what good was cancer in April
why no good – no good at all

What good’s a war without killing
what good is rain that falls up
What good’s a disease that won’t hurt you
why no good, I guess, no good at all

What good are these thoughts that I’m thinking
It must be better not to be thinking at all
A styrofoam lover with emotions of concrete
no not much, not much at all

What’s good is life without living
what good’s this lion that barks
You loved a life others throw away nightly
it’s not fair, not fair at all

What’s good?
oh, baby, what’s good?
What’s good?
what’s good? not much at all

Hey, baby, what’s good? (what’s good?)
What’s good? (what’s good?)
what’s good? (what’s good?) not much at all

What’s good? (what’s good?)
what’s good? (life’s good)
Life’s good (life’s good)
what’s good? (life’s good) but not fair at all

Helt borte er Lou Reed ikke. I ̴r der der udsendt et fint livealbum РWaiting for the man Рlive Рder rummer en koncert fra The Roxy Theater i Los Angeles i 1976. Vintage Lou Reed. Lyt til en youtube-udgave her.

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