"Jerry Lee Lewis looks on back stage as Half Cleveland performs at the Chrissie Hynde and Friends concert to benefit the Akron Civic Theater on Saturday Sept. 15, 2007, in Akron, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)"
...except as RSM in NJ wrote - that's most likely Kenny Lovelace, Jerry Lee's longtime guitarist.
(aside: or as BBob in NYC suggested - leave a caption of your own as a comment!)
a great show/great night tho...we done very good, but seeing Jerry Lee Lewis is...wow...someone who not only was around when rock 'n' roll was dangerous, but someone who made rock 'n' roll dangerous!
NP: Radio Nigel
PEEVE DE JOUR: a brutal week ahead...
JOIE DE JOUR: Happy Birthday, Liam!
...and having Wunder Gurl here to make everything okay. seeing JK and ol' pals at the show. saying hi to older pal Chrissie. playing with Eboy. DS playing bass with only three working fingers and just killin'!
from my bro in FL. the writer gets it wrong, tho...this was 64 minutes of "fuck you" to RCA Records so Uncle Lou could fulfill his contract obligations and jump to another label:
AN IMPOSSIBLE NOISE
- Dave Simpson on an attempt to play Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music unplugged
Friday September 7, 2007 The Guardian
Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music has been called many things. The Rolling Stone review of its original 1975 release called it "the tubular groaning of a galactic refrigerator" and compared listening to it to a night in a bus terminal. One reference book described the two vinyl set as "ear-wrecking electronic sludge guaranteed to clear any room of humans in record time". Reed - perhaps slightly tongue in cheek - claims it invented heavy metal. Meanwhile, biographer Victor Bockris insists that the album, which made number two in the 1991 book The Worst Records of All Time, is "the ultimate conceptual punk rock album", the logical extension of the Velvet Underground's most confrontational songs.
That's because Metal Machine Music consisted, in its original form, of four 16-minute sides of guitar feedback, the last of which ended in a locked groove, so you could have continual noise, if you so wanted.Now, however, Metal Machine Music can be described as "an acoustic score for a classical ensemble". That is because of an extraordinary adaptation of it by German 11-piece orchestra Zeitkratzer, who have reworked Metal Machine Music as an instrumental piece and released it as a CD. You might think 65 minutes of noise could not be converted into actual written music - Lou Reed didn't think it could - but the doubters have been proved wrong."He said it would be impossible," says Ulrich Kreiger, Zeitkratzer's saxophonist, who transcribed the music. "So we sent him a demo," he explains, "and he was blown away." Though Metal Machine Music almost killed Reed's career - its crushing commercial failure forcing him to rapidly record a conventional rock album, Coney Island Baby, to placate punters and record company - Krieger suggests Reed is now delighted to hear a new generation of younger musicians taking his outermost extremes even further.For Krieger, a fan of the original, reworking the album felt like "giving something back".
When Krieger was a teenager, he listened to Metal Machine Music alongside Throbbing Gristle, free jazz, punk and composers such as Schoenberg and Stockhausen and says the idea of attempting to transcribe it as written music was natural. Metal Machine Music, he says, mirrors the modal use of sound and rhythm found in archaic ritual music and could be adapted to draw on classical instruments' ability to create "weird sounds". Specifically, wind instruments can mimic feedback, which, because it has a pitch, can actually be played. These notions delighted Reed, who became involved in rehearsals. When it was performed at MaerzMusik Haus Der Berliner Festpiele in 2002, he played an electric guitar to bridge the ensemble version with his own. Five years later - after legal, rather than sonic complications - the collaboration has finally been released as a CD/DVD where it stands not quite alone, but perhaps as the original's perhaps slightly more complex sibling."The arrangement emphasises the orchestralness I heard in Lou's original," says Krieger, who talks of "intricate, beautiful and daring sound colours". Still, some things never change: Zeitkratzer's Metal Machine Music now causes uproar in the classical world.
[AN 8-TRACK OF MMM!]
"When we played it in Berlin some of the audience were really angry," says Reinhold Friedl, the ensemble's conductor. "Someone shouted 'This is mayhem.' Later a critic wrote that 'John Cage said everything is music. This is not music!' It does not bother us. We are provocateurs."· Lou Reed Metal Machine Music Performed by Zeitkratzer is released on CD/DVD by Asphodel Records on Monday. Further info at www.loureed.com and www.zeitkratzer.de
FLASH: roomie MB just sent me this amazing links page on the history of electronic music:
- from IC in NJ: THE SPOTNICKS - THE ROCKET MAN (1962)!
N.P. (NOW PLAYING...er...PRACTICING): for The Big Rock Show!
CHRISSIE HYNDE & FRIENDS
Concert with Hynde and other local artists including Half Cleveland (THAT’S ME, B’s & G’s!), The Bizzaros, The Numbers Band, Patrick Sweany, The DiffiCult & more!
Akron Civic Theatre 182 S Main Street Akron, OH (330) 535-3179
VIP entitles you to an invitation to a private performance. An invitation to a celebrity VIP preview of the restaurant and samples from the menu. Front-row seats to the Civic performance. A special invitation to the public opening night.
Price: $30 concert; $500 VIP (330) 928-1988
Phone: (330) 945-9400
Web Page: http://www.chrissiehynde.com
Age Suitability: All Ages
PEEVE DE JOUR: i think i have scabies...eeewwww!
JOIE DE JOUR: ...or maybe just poison ivy.
German Chocolate (Pecans, coconut, caramel in chocolate custard)