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Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio at Blender Theater

Read "Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio at Blender Theater" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio Blender Theater at The Gramercy New York, New York April 23, 2009

Lou Reed's 1975 release Metal Machine Music (RCA) was a complete departure from “Sally Can't Dance," “Sweet Jane," “Heroin," “Satellite Of Love" and “Walk On The Wild Side." The album was a double LP consisting of over an hour of white noise, distorted organ and guitar feedback--an auditory assault. It would be an understatement to describe ...

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Lou Reed/Laurie Anderson/John Zorn: The Stone: Issue Three

Read "The Stone: Issue Three" reviewed by George Kanzler

By the time the sax overblowing, guitar distortion and electric violin screeching overwhelmed the introductory solo guitar of “Stone One," the first of the three tracks that comprise this CD, my four dogs had all given their critical verdict, charging for the door with barks and howls. I persevered through the final 14 minutes of the track, then through the two mercifully shorter ones. Oh yes, there are some interesting, even arresting, sonic textures and overtly cinematic (soundwise) moments here, ...


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