Lou Reed Slammed The Beatles and Doors In Lost Interview
. (Classic Rock) Lou Reed branded The Doors "stupid" and The Beatles "garbage" in a lost interview released after 28 years. The late Velvet Underground frontman's interview with journalist Joe Smith was recorded in 1987 but has only surfaced now in an animated video created by Blank On Blank.
In it, Reed insists the Velvet Underground never intended to make money out of their music and says he was amazed by the negative reaction to their 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico.
Asked how he thought his music stacked up against rival bands of the time, Reed pulls no punches. He says: "I know this sounds pretentious, but the other stuff couldn't even come up to our ankles. The level that we were on compared to everyone else, I mean they were just painfully stupid and pretentious. What I mean by stupid, I mean like The Doors.
"I never liked The Beatles, I thought they were garbage. I liked nobody." Read his comments about the Velvet Underground here.
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