If you've gone searching for Lou Reed music videos in the wake of his passing, you've surely discovered there aren't many. There are lots of nontraditional clips — stuff from Andy Warhol's film of The Velvet Underground playing live in Boston, Julian Schnabel's concert film for Reed's 2006 resurrection of Berlin — and some late period music videos, including his Metallica collaboration "The View," directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Director Michele Civetta's clip for "Ecstasy," is certainly not your typical music video, but a nice match for the song and a look at some streets not usually associated with Lou Reed.
Michele Civetta, director: "In my life Lou Reed has been the seminal avant garde punk rock pioneer of the streets. Documenting and Infusing a halcyonic beauty to the malaise and underbelly of the less glamourous side of the streets we walk. A 20th century Baudelaire with wings. I was grateful to make this video for Lou after we meet in '99. I was only 22 when I went to central America to shoot this video,inspired by the spirit of a verite portrait of street life out of the work championed by Helen Levitt and Walker Evans. It was a dream come true to be collaborating with one of my idols and till this day I consider the experience to be a true dialogue between creatives. I thank Lou for being a champion of the spirit of youth and exploration where his spirit will continue to live on and inspire!"