A lost Lou Reed interview from 1987 with music executive Joe Smith has been unearthed and animated as part of American broadcaster, PBS‘ ongoing Blank on Blank series.
The series animates long-forgotten interviews by notable musicians and entertainers, and Lou Reed follows on from other animated interviews with stars like Bette Davis, Michael Jackson, Elliott Smith, B.B. King, Robin Williams, Liberace and many more.
The Lou Reed interview hears him calling The Beatles,’garbage‘ and The Doors,’stupid‘ amongst other things. He also states that The Velvet Underground‘s purpose was to, “elevate the rock & roll song and take it where it hadn’t been taken before.” Check out the animation below (and visit PBS‘ Blank On Blank site here):