The latest addition to the Blank On Blank series is an unearthed interview with Lou Reed that Joe Smith held with the iconic rocker on March 20, 1987.
Lou being Lou, he didn’t hold anything back in this rarely heard interview and delivered plenty of great lines about how he entered the music world and the approach he took on his art. Reed touches on how he dreamed about writing the great American novel while at Syracuse University, “how savage the reaction against” the Velvet Underground was, the intention of taking books and putting them into songs, writing rock and roll you could grow old with, and more.
There’s also some interesting quotes about how he thought The Doors and the Beatles were not up to the level of his band, and how he hoped to elevate the rock and roll song to where it hadn’t been before. Check it out above.