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Because it’s Halloween season, today I’ll remember Lou Reed with “Venus In Furs.” Lyrically it’s not all that scary, and by post-Fifty Shades Of Grey standards, it’s hardly even taboo. Yet the pure sound of “Venus In Furs” makes it one of the first tracks that jump off the top of my head when I think of The Most Spine-Tingling Tunes Of All-Time. Some of that tingle is thanks to John Cale’s dissonant, asylum-born viola. The majority of the eerie stuff, however– the rising-from-the-tomb guitars; the ancient, bewitching melody; the sinister hypnotist voice– is conjured by Lou.

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