October 28, 2013 1:37 PM

R.I.P, Lou Reed, an artist with an undying hunger for new sensations

Lou Reed was some kind of strange zoo animal. Hal Willner introduced him as the Miles Davis of rock ’n’ roll. Reed said of himself in Austin: “I have a B.A. in dope and a Ph.D. in soul.” He also had a keen intellect, a voracious appetite for exploration and adventure and, apparently, little time for nostalgia and cheap sentimentality.

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