Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive…

Around 1975 I made this cover for a bootleg-lyricsbook. A couple of years later someone ( who, I can’t recall) handed me a piece of paper with a phonenumber that I should call; Lou Reed was in town, in a hotel and wanted to see me. As a member of the Black Spoon-club (a club I’d been wanting to join since I heard the Banana-album) I proudly showed the piece of paper to my amazed fellow shooters but I never made the call. I lost my nerve when I imagined to meet a grumpy Lou, maybe angry with me for stealing his lyrics, surrounded by NY-drag-queens and the lot …
Not much later ‘Take No Prisoners’ came out and there, on the inner-sleeve, was my drawing. The bootlegger bootlegged…

The drawing below was made for music-magazine ‘Muziek Expres’, with a well-meant moralistic ( but rather hypocritical) advice.
Had Lou listened to it he might have been alive still…

Then again I didn’t listen either…

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