Lou Reed is a real POS. John Cale at least did interesting stuff and is not an idiot like Lou. Poor Nico just fell off a bicycle and died. Sad.
Lou Reed wishes he was half as interesting as say Iggy Pop aka James Osterberg. Lou is a legend in his own mind.
About 5 years ago, I saw Lou Reed at a festival in Seattle. Not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t him reading Edgar Allan Poe. And he didn’t even do that well. People were walking out, pissed off that they’d spent the $50 bucks to see an aging hipster read his favorite poems. You could see Reed’s jaw twitching as people were screaming, “Wild Side! White Light!”