After spending a good many years searching for his main line, Lou Reed tapped into a fresh vein of creativity with 1989's New York and Songs for Drella, a tribute to Andy Warhol made with his former Velvet Underground partner John Cale. With two friends suffering from cancer--one being songwriter Doc Pomus--Reed went to work on his most soul-searching effort to date. The rollicking opening cut, "What's Good," suggests he found the rock & roll heart in such tragedy, but … mehronce the supple rhythm section is supplanted by a slow, time-checking click, the reality of death's ominous shadow casts a doom and gloom on the proceedings. The result is an extremely grim, yet fascinating, song cycle. --Rob O'Connor weniger
01 - Dorita - The Spirit
02 - What's Good - The Thesis
03 - Power And Glory - The Situation
04 - Magician - Internally… mehr
05 - Sword Of Damocles - Externally
06 - Goodby Mass - In A Chapel Bodily...
07 - Cremation - Ashes To Ashes
08 - Dreamin' - Escape
09 - No Chance - Regret
10 - Warrior King - Revenge
11 - Harry's Circumcision - Reverie Gone...
12 - Gassed And Stoked - Loss
13 - Power And Glory [Part 2] - Magic / Trans...
14 - Magic And Loss - The Summation weniger