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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 am
by Gandalf
We've had this argument many times on here - but I really don't get The Clash. I was bullied into getting the London Calling album by a former poster, and tbh it just leaves me cold.

Elton - I had the privilege of seeing him live before he became famous, and he was absolutely excellent. Always meant to get his debut album, but never did. The only album I have of his was Madman, which always stands the test of time. The TV documentary of him, where he came across as a whining diva, put me off him for life.

Velvets - Did some decent stuff without being stand out. I have the Banana album, but it only plays when on shuffle. I agree with Muppet that Reed's solo stuff is much more enjoyable.

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:46 am
by 1964white
Gandalf wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 am
We've had this argument many times on here - but I really don't get The Clash. I was bullied into getting the London Calling album by a former poster, and tbh it just leaves me cold
I can understand where you are coming from Gandi as The Clash came late to me after plenty of persistent listens. I still prefer their live stuff & their triple album Sandinista to London Calling
Gandalf wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 am
Elton - I had the privilege of seeing him live before he became famous, and he was absolutely excellent. Always meant to get his debut album, but never did. The only album I have of his was Madman, which always stands the test of time. The TV documentary of him, where he came across as a whining diva, put me off him for life
Buy the Elton John self-titled album as it is a gem, you won't regret the purchase

Only £6 new from Amazon, cheaper second-hand of course
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:04 am
by 1964white
Muppet the Cat wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Meant to say though, that I prefer Transformer.....a classic album !!
Another Lou Reed day

Playing Transformer now :-D

'Vicious
You hit me with a flower
You do it every hour
Oh, baby, you're so vicious
Vicious
You want me to hit you with a stick
But all I've got is a guitar pick
Huh, baby, you're so vicious' 8-)

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:19 pm
by 1964white
Lou Reed playlist over the Bank Holiday weekend

I still don't know what is my favourite Reed album :duno:

One of these four :

1972 - Transformer
1973 - Berlin
1989 - New York
1990 - Songs For Drella (with John Cale)

others on my playlist

Rock 'n' Roll Animal
Lou Reed
Live in New York 1972 (bootleg)
Live in Amsterdam 1992 (bootleg)

Chart stats

Two top 10 albums for Reed as a solo artist, unbelievably Transformer only reached No.13. Lou's highest chart albums were a 90's release 'Magic & Loss' at No.6 & his 1973 album 'Berlin'. New York was his only other top 20 album in the UK.
Reed's Highest placed single was 'Walk On The Wild Side' in 1972 reaching No.10 in the UK until the release of the Children In Need charity song 'Perfect Day' recorded with many major artists in 1997 giving Lou his only No.1 thirty five years after his solo career began

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:34 pm
by hector
transformer worked better as a frisbee and lost a chunk when the shotgun pellets hit it

Songs for Drella fitted in the clay pidgeon machine better and went a greater distance... However, when the shotgun pellets hit it, it was oblitterated...

So on pure destructive power..... Drella gets my vote....

as for the content all utter drivel...

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:50 pm
by 1964white
hector wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:34 pm
transformer worked better as a frisbee and lost a chunk when the shotgun pellets hit it

Songs for Drella fitted in the clay pidgeon machine better and went a greater distance... However, when the shotgun pellets hit it, it was oblitterated...

So on pure destructive power..... Drella gets my vote....

as for the content all utter drivel...
What are you waffling on about Hector ;-) we're discussing serious music here :P

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:15 pm
by hector
Serious, if you have a fetish for blunt rusty razorblades...

some serious dirge drivel on those.....

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:18 am
by 1964white
hector wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Serious, if you have a fetish for blunt rusty razorblades...

some serious dirge drivel on those.....
Just for you Hector

Not the Dire Straits song


Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:29 pm
by gessa


Hadn't bought an album from this year until this one came out, gets better with every listen.

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:44 pm
by Gandalf
1964white wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:46 am
Buy the Elton John self-titled album as it is a gem, you won't regret the purchase
Got this and "Empty Sky" at Whitley Bridge Car Boot last Sunday - £1 each. Haven't played them yet.

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:26 am
by 1964white
Gandalf wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:44 pm
Got this and "Empty Sky" at Whitley Bridge Car Boot last Sunday - £1 each. Haven't played them yet.
Bargains mate :tup:

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 am
by faaip
gessa wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:29 pm


Hadn't bought an album from this year until this one came out, gets better with every listen.
Have listened to some of his stuff, not got any further tbh.

and right back at you with the wonderful Ryley Walker




Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:37 am
by faaip
Here's Johnny

He's back and this is decent



Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:39 am
by faaip
Two contenders there for Album Of The Year maybe

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:45 am
by lufc1304
VU & Nico
Transformer

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:25 pm
by Muppet the Cat
Gandalf wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:44 pm
Got this and "Empty Sky" at Whitley Bridge Car Boot last Sunday - £1 each. Haven't played them yet.

I do try and make a point when I go to a car boot to pick up an album/CD by someone I've never heard before. Some are :tup: , but to be honest probably more are :tdown:

Last weeks purchase for the princely sum of 20p was Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway EP - definitely a :tdown: (apologies to anyone who thinks this is great) :moggy:

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:28 pm
by faaip
faaip wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:39 am
Two contenders there for Album Of The Year maybe
Ryley Walker ordered, may have to do his back catalogue too. Going to be tough to shift from album of the year to be honest after hearing it for the first time today. I'm hooked


Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:40 pm
by gessa
faaip wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 am
Have listened to some of his stuff, not got any further tbh.

and right back at you with the wonderful Ryley Walker
I really liked his Maraqopa album, the next one not so much at first but did grow on me, this one is getting better with each listen, not heard of his earlier stuff though.

I will give R W a listen when we get back, the internet here isn't good enough to listen to youtube clips.

Another newbie I have played a couple of times now and enjoying is, Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink, think you may enjoy it too.

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:51 pm
by faaip
gessa wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:40 pm
I really liked his Maraqopa album, the next one not so much at first but did grow on me, this one is getting better with each listen, not heard of his earlier stuff though.

I will give R W a listen when we get back, the internet here isn't good enough to listen to youtube clips.

Another newbie I have played a couple of times now and enjoying is, Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink, think you may enjoy it too.
You on your jollies?

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:00 pm
by gessa
faaip wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:51 pm
You on your jollies?
In Wales mate. Third world internet service.