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Metal Machine Music: *The Amine Ring

Author: Lou Reed
ISBN #: B003G1EDOE
Price: $75.00
Publisher: RCA Victor
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Good
Pub Date: 1975
Vinyl Album, CPL2-1101. This is an original release, 2 record gatefold, orange label version. Much wear to the gatefold sleeve, records look unplayed as they often do. Critically assailed, historically, Metal Machine Music is considered a forerunner of industrial music, noise rock, and contemporary sound art. "As rock 'n' roll it's interesting garage electronic rock 'n' roll. As a statement it's great, as a giant F##K YOU it shows integrity—a sick, twisted, dunced-out, malevolent, perverted, psychopathic integrity, but integrity nevertheless." Lester Bangs. Bangs later wrote a tongue-in-cheek article on Metal Machine Music titled "The Greatest Album Ever Made", in which he judged it "the greatest record ever made in the history of the human eardrum". The original edition was withdrawn within three weeks of its release. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.