The music world lost one of the greats this past October when Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71. The things I look for most in music are style and conviction. Lou Reed wreaked of both.
This is a live clip of one of his most famous songs, Sweet Jane, performed in Paris in 1974. The funky intro is almost as good as the outfits these guys are wearing. All I know is every time I listen to Lou Reed, my tuba playing has just a little more oomph afterwards.