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Lou Reed: On The Wild Side

Jim Sullivan, Rock's Backpages, October 2013

I WAS TALKING with Lou Reed in his New York office, Sister Ray Enterprises, in 1996 and Reed was dressed, as usual, in a plain black T-shirt and faded blue jeans. This was the year the Velvet Underground was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he was musing about rock star mannequins at the Hall. Mick Jagger and David Bowie are there. I asked if he'd like to join folks in the menagerie. "Absolutely," he said. "Before I'm gone I'd like to see myself stuffed and on display. So I'm able to bitch and moan about the look."

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