Patti Smith: ‘Lou Reed Was a Very Special Poet’

Smith tells David Fricke that Reed’s live process was a “revelation”

Lou was a very special poet – a New York writer in the way that Walt Whitman was a New York poet. One thing I got from Lou, that never went away, was the process of performing live over a beat, improvising poetry, how he moved over three chords for 14 minutes. That was a revelation to me.

Via RS

Photo: Richard E. Aaron

Patti Smith: ‘Lou Reed Was a Very Special Poet’

Smith tells David Fricke that Reed’s live process was a “revelation”

Lou was a very special poet – a New York writer in the way that Walt Whitman was a New York poet. One thing I got from Lou, that never went away, was the process of performing live over a beat, improvising poetry, how he moved over three chords for 14 minutes. That was a revelation to me.

Via RS

Photo: Richard E. Aaron

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