Oct 31, 2013

RhoDeo 1343 Goldy Rhox 132

Hello, today the 132nd post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock, in the darklight an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer (born March 2, 1942) who already made a name for himself in. 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, celebrating their 10 year partnership, he married performance artist Laurie Anderson. Last sunday he died age 71 after complications with his livertransplant (a consequence of Hepatitus C illness), He's not known to have had any children, instead he left us plenty of music and sharp observations.....

Sunday morning, praise the dawning It's just a restless feeling by my side Early dawning, sunday morning It's just the wasted years so close behind

Watch out, the world's behind you There's always someone around you who will call It's nothing at all

Sunday morning and I'm falling I've got a feeling I don't want to know Early dawning, sunday morning It's all the streets you crossed, not so long ago

This is how he introduced himself to the world, and this is how he said his final goodbye this sundaymorning

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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 sixth studio album by the artist released December 1975.  Here the songwriting began to move into warmer, more compassionate territory, and the result was his most approachable album since Loaded. On most of the tracks, the band back down to guitar, bass, and drums, and the results were both leaner and a lot more comfortable. "Crazy Feeling," "She's My Best Friend," and "Coney Island Baby" found him actually writing recognizable love songs for a change, and while he pursued his traditional interest in the underside of the hipster's life on "Charlie's Girl" and "Nobody's Business," he did so with a breezy, freewheeling air that was truly a relief after the lethargic tone of Sally Can't Dance. "Kicks" used an audio-tape collage to generate atmospheric tension that gave its tale of drugs and death a chilling quality that was far more effective than his usual blasé take on the subject, and the title song was the polar opposite, a song about love and regret that was as sincere and heart-tugging as anything the man has ever recorded. The album sounds casual on the surface, but emotionally it's as compelling as anything our artist released in the 1970s, and proved he could write about real people with recognizable emotions. No wonder then i heard two writers praise this album this album this week, in their reflections on his work.This has been a favorite of mine and the remastering here really makes the album stand out, on top of that 6 extra tracks 3 of which brand new, go and get your kicks....

Goldy Rhox 132   (flac 394mb)

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Anonymous said...

Goldy Rhox 11 in flac is down :(

Rho said...

Anon, I revived it N'Joy

Anonymous said...

Hi Rho

feeling nostalgic here. If you have a care to, would you like to re-up this please?