Rating: 2 (library disc)
Well, what do you know... yet another "punk classic" turns out to be a badly sung collection of two-note melodies performed by a group that grossly overestimates the musical interest provided by endless noodly vamping on complex chord progressions. I wish I could say I'm surprised.
From Marco Ursi: I though your last set of reviews were quite hilarious. I disagree a little with the Television review (the rhythm section is really strong and they're both good guitarists) although you were dead on with the Velvets. What shocked me though is that you found those discs at the library! Was this some kind of private, American free market library with user fees? When I go to the library and check out the CD's, I'm usually left to decide between the latest Jann Arden release and David Lee Roth's Greatest Hits!
STEVE AND ABE RESPOND: Abe says, "Off!" Steve says: "I am quite proud of our library, and the fine folks of Ypsilanti who voted for the latest millage levy. If you're ever in the area, check out the new building, too. Thanks for writing!"
From Rusty Handle: Yeah, the reviews are funny, but I'm inclined to disagree with The Velvet Underground one, though I understand where you're coming from. But I'm almost offended with the brisk treatment you've given Marquee Moon. While I think that it fits on the cookie pan and you shouldn't change it one bit, I'd like to hear more of what you have to say on the album and why you gave it such a low score (I can't believe it placed lower than Kiss and Lynyrd Skynyrd!)
STEVE AND ABE RESPOND: Abe says, "Sing hymn for me!" Steve says: "To be honest, I listened to it once and hated it. I'd guess it was the ultra-trebly production. Thanks for writing!"