Thursday, December 07, 2006

Lou Reed: The Day John Kennedy Died [1982]

Lou had this to say about the song upon its release: “I am one of those people who really believed in John Kennedy, and I don’t care if he bought the election. I don’t care about any of that stuff… or he got us into Vietnam. I think he would have gotten us out… I adored John Kennedy and thought he could really turn everything around. Some people would say it was misplaced idealism. Well maybe. I don’t think so. But nevertheless that’s the way it was for me the day John Kennedy died. I am not into politics and I don’t have any real feelings about politics, one way or the other; except I felt bad here and I wrote a song about it.”

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