Lou Reed died yesterday at the too-young age of 71. He’s a living legend, and will always be remembered not only for his groundbreaking music, but the way in which he chronicled the always-changing New York City zeitgeist. His 1989 masterpiece, “New York” is a remarkable document recording almost the precise moment the city changed into what it is today.
The last time I heard Reed’s voice on a recording was the Gorillaz’ 2010 “Plastic Beach”. He lent his distinct vocals to “Some Kind of Nature”, which is one of the best pieces on that concept album. Here he is, from the Glastonbury Festival 2010: