@syz, I don’t fault @ragingloli for not knowing who Lou Reed was. Wide variety of ages and nationalities on this site. I’m almost as old as Lou was and don’t have any idea who the current hot bands are.
He was a poet, musician, and indie-rock star who didn’t care about creating hit songs.
Who else could intro his backup singers, without the slightest hint of hatred, as, “And the colored girls go doo do doo do doo do do doo…”? Backup singers were so often African American women, very talented yet relegated to that role, and Lou pointed out the institutional racism by calling them “colored.”