The Unique Modernist! wrote:Balboa wrote: for some reason I find Heroin to be a bit childish these days.
I know what you mean, it's studied junkie nihilism seems a bit jejune and naive now. But when you consider it was written in 1965, it's still a pretty extraordinary lyric.
I see it not as a song written by Lou Reed at a certain time or a bold statement before the world, but as a pure musical and lyrical accounting of an experience. Anything childish in it is there because that's what the guy in the song (not necessarily Lou) is thinking. I've never taken heroin, so I don't know if I'd have the same reaction, but to me, this song never goes out of style.
Album: The first one probably, though the third one is just as good and the second one is the most exciting.
Song: There are so many that are so good, but then I remembered ... "All Tomorrow's Parties", of course.