Monday, 12 July 2010

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music (1975)

4 tracks spread out over a double album, this had no
drum or vocals or indeed any songs, just feedback guitar
drones looping over and over, with electronic squalls
of generated tones and noise........ of course it is common
knowledge that track 3 is the best! Are those hints of
tunes buried down in the mix?

This is either:

Lou Reed getting out of his record company contract
and a big fuck you to the hired suits


A noise terror experiment in sonics and volume
which 15 years later would influence bands like
The Swans and sonic Youth etc.


  1. i never actually got around to listening to this. thanks for the post.

  2. Hee Hee, don't thank me until you have played it to the end!

  3. Love it, whatever it is nobody can dispute the genius of Lou reed