Tag Archives: I Hate Music

Street Hassle (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 10)

Feeling confident with his new record contract Lou Reed decided to start experimenting in the studio. Not with his songs, but with the actual recording. His second album for his new label, Arista, was a binaural recording. This is a … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Heart (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 9)

After the debacle regarding Metal Machine Music and fulfilling his contract, Lou Reed got a new contract at a different label. Switching from RCA to Arista (both now under the ownership of Sony acting as the same label) Lou Reed … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Dropkick Murphys (Again) and Rancid

I have discussed the band Dropkick Murphys a couple of times before. There has only been passing mentions of Rancid before on my blog. Recently I mentioned spending a week at Boy Scout camp, an excursion that was scheduled and paid … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Echo & The Bunnymen (Again) And The Violent Femmes

When I first started listening to “alternative” rock on a regular basis Echo And The Bunnymen’s album Ocean Rain had been released a few years previous, as was The Violent Femmes debut. Ocean Rain was one of the albums I … Continue reading

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Coney Island Baby (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 8)

After giving the proverbial “middle finger” to critics, the record label, and to a certain extent, fans, Lour Reed went back to work making his next record. Coney Island Baby was released in the early part 1976 and is a … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Box (Part Two)

I previously posted my initial reaction to the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition box set, and now having listened to the whole thing I have some further thoughts I would like to share. First, this box … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Box

As a present to myself I cashed in some of my Best Buy certificates and picked up the 5th anniversary edition of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Sure, I have the album on vinyl, and on … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Poptone

I have touched on the music of Bauhaus and Love And Rockets before, but one band that also shares band members with the other two I have not yet talked about – Tones On Tail. Guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin … Continue reading

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Metal Machine Music (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 7)

This is a gloriously difficult album to listen to. And part of what I like about it is that it is intentionally designed to be difficult. I can’t even post one of the tracks here as an example of what … Continue reading

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Sally Can’t Dance (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 6)

Lou Reed’s 4th solo studio album built on the success of Transformer, his second album, as well as his first solo live album. Sally Can’t Dance sees the same storytelling narratives getting a more rocking arrangement, with plenty of “punch” … Continue reading

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