Which do you prefer Lou Reed or Leonard Cohen?
- raysnyLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Cohen, hands down. I like Reed, but Cohen is a world-class performer.
Reed idolized him. When Reed was playing in the Velvet Underground, Cohen was living in the Chelsea Hotel. Cohen used to go see them because he had a crush on Nico. Reed tried telling Cohen that the two of them should hang out because they were both geniuses and the best songwriters around.
Cohen preferred hanging with John Cale (since Nico wasn't giving him the time of day, in those years). They often talked cattily about Reed. Even though Cale and Reed were the same age, about 8 years younger than Cohen, Reed seemed more of a kid to him.
- Drop Dead FredLv 79 years ago
Personally, Leonard Cohen. Lou Reed does nothing for me.
- Sweet518Lv 59 years ago
Lou Reed, not just for his solo stuff, but for the Velvet Underground stuff as well, he's responsible for two of my favourite albums.
In fairness, I haven't heard much by Cohen though, maybe 3-4 songs.
- Anonymous9 years ago
i like lou but i'll choose leonard