Nov 22, 2012

RhoDeo 1247 Goldy Rhox 83

Hello, today the 83rd post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock,  in the darklight an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer (born March 2, 1942). He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of Andy Warhol's Factory band, and for his solo career, which has spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, they gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. After his departure from the group, he began a solo career in 1971. His first solo effort went south somewhat, but his second hit the sweet spot, thanks to the hit "Walk on the Wild Side" (Goldy Rhox 11) . Subsequently he largely lacked the mainstream commercial success his status seemed to indicate. In 2008, he married performance artist Laurie Anderson.

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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 accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is the artist's 15th album released January 10, 1989, It was received very warmly as a return to the style of The Velvet Underground it's drummer Maureen Tucker played on the album. The straightforward, rock and roll sound on this album was unusual for the time and presaged a back-to-basics turn in mainstream rock music. On the other hand, the lyrics through the 14 songs are profuse and carefully woven, making it his most overtly conceptual album since the early 1970s. His polemical liner notes direct the listener to hear the 57-minute album in one sitting, "as though it were a book or a movie." The lyrics vent anger at many public figures in the news at the time. Reed mentions by name the Virgin Mary, the NRA, Rudy Giuliani, "the President", the "Statue of Bigotry", Buddha, Mike Tyson, Bernard Goetz, Mr. Waldheim, "the Pontiff", Jesse Jackson, Hendrix, Swaggart, and Morton Downey. "Dirty Blvd." was a #1 hit on the newly created Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for four weeks.

Goldy Rhox 83   (flac 321mb)

Goldy Rhox 83   (ogg 143mb)

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Goldy Rhox 11  95mb

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