When I said I thought Metal Machine Music was the most unlistenable of Lou Reed’s releases, I had clearly pushed this from my memory. I had no idea Lou could ever go so wrong. I know a lot of bands were initially drawn to hip hop, but this is burn your ears bad.
I was never fond of Blondie’s Rapture, but she did a better job than Lou any which way you cut it…that is until you realize my grrrrl totally lifted the flow from Kurtis Blow’s, The Breaks!
Any fool with an ear can hear that it isn’t just similar, it isn’t just homage, it is daylight rhythm and vibe robbery. Oh Blondie…..You were never a patch on Patti, anyhow.