Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Return of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music

Metal Machine Music, the head-splitting apocalyptic double-LP set that Lester Bangs called "the greatest record ever made in the history of the human eardrum" has been unleashed once again by its creator, Lou Reed, and I wanted to supply a link here for anyone who didn't have it in their collection. Please visit Lou's site here for information on the deluxe vinyl set, the Audio DVD and Blu-Ray versions of Reed's historic 'fuck you' to every conceivable notion of what was was expected of him as an artist, performer and rock star. Metal Machine Music was a monstrous and monumental statement by one of our greatest artists in 1975 and it hasn't lost any of its power to shock and pulverise its listeners into complete submission in the 35 years since it was first released. If you haven't experienced it or, like me, if you are just looking to upgrade your copy then visit the link above.


Peteski said...

you're kidding.

Ed Howard said...

Not too many people appreciate this album, but if you've got the taste for that kind of ear-tickling noise, it really does hit the spot. And it earns extra points for being such a "fuck you" from a performer as famous as Reed.

If you like this album, I can also point you towards Rafael Toral's great Aeriola Frequency or the first two Kevin Drumm albums (the self-titled one and Second) for even better explorations of noise frequencies.