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(TV) when Lou got bad, and high in the city
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- Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 13:14:57 -0500
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sure, the VU material places Lou in a high echelon of writers, but i just get
so many kicks out of the fact that the same man who wrote those songs also put
out those goddamn solo albums. 'berlin,' 'transformer,' 'metal machine music,'
and the song 'kicks' are boast worthy, but i bust my guts at the sound of
everything else. and i have heard EVERYTHING else, 'live in italy' right down
to 'between thought and expression' rarities. i can't really think of a more
disappointing career, both as a musician and writer. and i'm not one to 'rank'
folks in top ten lists, but here's a list of 10 people that i thought were/are
compelling lyricists who stick out more than lou in practically all of his post-
peter hammill, even!
standing on ceremony and upstate in a bar,
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