[Jandek] damn you guys are harsh

Cameron Allen death_cactus at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 30 17:47:40 PST 2004

Actually, I think Lou recently performed a version of MMM at a festival
in Europe... I remember his last interview in the Wire had him talking
seriously about MMM (and this was at the release of The Raven, too).

Here's something from a trader's page:

 Lou Reed & Zeitkratzer
 Title/Date 13 Pieces Meditations On Poe/Metal Machine Music Ė Berlin
 Interview/13 Pieces Meditations On Poe/Metal Machine Music
 The first ever live performance of Metal Machine Music. No, itís not a
joke. German ensemble Zeitkratzer perform it, along with a bunch of
music from Lou Reed and Robert Wilsonís play POEtry. Lou sits in on
guitar towards the end. Good interview. Pretty good audience recording,
but Iíd recommend the Venice recording (see below) if youíre not a

 --- "R. Lim" <rlim at inch.com> wrote: 
> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, John Eastridge wrote:
> > musical experience. the MMM discussion is older than the hills and
> this
> > being a jandek list we should not go into it. basically it is my
> view that
> > the artist's intention does not matter, the only thing that matters
> is what
> I am not sure how this subject is irrelevant whereas one's
> significant
> other's taste in music isn't...?
> For the record, I don't think Lou Reed was shamming anyone with Metal
> Machine Music anymore than Jandek is with his records.  Browbeat
> published
> an extensive interview with his Louness from 1975 and he certainly
> sounded
> serious about it to me.  He obviously has since disowned it, but I
> wouldn't put much stock in this turn of events (esp considering
> recent
> output - similarly, Kraftwerk have turned their backs on their first
> two
> albums, which shows how much they know).
>  -rob
> -- 
> Janitor From Mars archives and more @ http://www.wfmu.org/~rlim
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