Apr 7, 2011

RhoDeo 1114 Goldy Rhox 21

Hello, today the 21th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock. And once more an album that took it's time before becoming a classic, which in a sense is rather puzzling because of the assocition with Andy Warhol , at the time one of the biggest names in the american art scene. Probably the controversial nature of the lyrics in a hypocritical music industry had something to do with that.

Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accomodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

The bulk of the songs that would become this album were recorded in mid-April, 1966, during a four-day stint at Scepter Studios, a decrepit recording studio in New York City. This recording session was financed by Warhol and Norman Dolph. Soon after recording, Dolph sent an acetate disc of the recordings to Columbia in an attempt to interest them in distributing the album, but they declined, as did Atlantic Records and Elektra Records. Eventually, the MGM Records-owned Verve Records accepted the recordings.

The album was notable for its overt descriptions of topics such as drug abuse, prostitution, sadism and masochism and sexual deviancy. The album cover is recognizable for featuring a Warhol print of a banana on the cover. Early copies of the album invited the owner to "Peel slowly and see"; peeling back the banana skin revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath. A special machine was needed to manufacture these covers, but MGM paid for costs figuring that any ties to Warhol would boost sales of the album.

Though largely ignored upon release, the record has since become one of the most influential and critically acclaimed rock albums in history, appearing at number thirteen on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time as well as being added to the 2006 National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.



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