Thursday, April 25, 2013

FORGOTTEN MUSIC THURSDAY-LOU REED



METAL MACHINE MUSIC

James Joyce created the ultimate black hole of English prose with "Finnegan's Wake".

Lou was kind enough to favor us with the aural equivalent. Released in 1975, this double LP of looped guitar feedback clocked in at 64 minutes (2 minutes would have been enough). If you need to clear a room, this is your soundtrack. Pretty bold move from Mr. Reed, though.

Forgotten music/noise...

Here's side 1, for your listening pleasure. Dare you to listen all the way through. Enter at your own risk!

2 comments:

Todd Mason said...

As I recall, the last...rung?...of the spiral scratch on the last side is a loop, so that one could theoretically hear that last several seconds for as long as you wanted the LP to play...

rollingstones500albummarathon said...

I can't wait to listen to this album. Great sell!