Lou Reed, founder of the Velvet Underground, has made solo records for almost 40 years. His best known album is Transformer, which contains his only hit song, “Walk On The Wild Side”. He’s made a raft of other critically acclaimed albums, though, like Street Hassle or Berlin. Music connoisseurs – like ILX members – might pick one of those instead. They did not. Instead they chose Metal Machine Music, a 1975 record Reed reputedly made in an attempt to break his EMI contract. MMM is four sides of raw electronic feedback and noise. It’s been called the worst record of all time, but it comfortably won the ILM poll.
― Radio Birdman Rally (King Boy Pato), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:17 (twelve years ago) link
‘Noize Board’ threads were more anarchic and often a lot funnier and more vibrant than other ILX threads, with shorter responses and a much higher proportion of pictures and cutting one-liners.
― Radio Birdman Rally (King Boy Pato), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:18 (twelve years ago) link
an attempt to break his EMI contract.
Hate to nitpick, but it was his contract with RCA.
― an executive by day and a wild man by night (snoball), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:26 (twelve years ago) link
TOM EWING: NOT THAT GOOD AS HE THINKS HE IS
You heard it first on The Cape!
― Radio Birdman Rally (King Boy Pato), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:36 (twelve years ago) link
did we really
― Altoids for your vagina. (Curt1s Stephens), Friday, 5 February 2010 08:31 (twelve years ago) link
― Treeship, Friday, 17 April 2015 14:50 (seven years ago) link