Buddha Records
Avant-Garde, Proto-Punk, Noise-Rock, Experimental, Experimental Rock, Conceptual Art, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

On this CD re-issue of the original 1975 RCA records disc, we hear an unrelenting, seeringly beautiful electro-acoustic composition for electric guitar and an array of "consumer-priced" sound-processing devices and amplifiers used by most bands of the mid-70's...inspired by La Monte Young's Dream Music installations, this one-time spontaneous production of Reed's pre-dated a great deal of rock-sound inspired new music (Branca, Chatham etc.) and a lot of the Keith Richards-effect (maximum volume through small speakers) which lends a feeling of infinite universal and atomic surface compression permeating everything ..."Passion-realism was the key" is the significant line from the otherwise rather posed liner notes...sudden silences leave the listener floating.
"Blue" Gene Tyranny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Metal Machine Music, Pt. 1
  2. Metal Machine Music, Pt. 2
  3. Metal Machine Music, Pt. 3
  4. Metal Machine Music, Pt. 4
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