Tuned into Billy Sloan’s radio show on Clyde 2 earlier and discovered – after listening to three stunningly good Velvet Underground/Lou Reed tracks – that the singer and guitarist with my favourite ever group ever had passed away.

Here’s the track that closes his third solo album, Berlin, which might just be his masterpiece, the disturbing but beautiful Sad Song:


Lou Reed: March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013.