||"...it is an assemblage that actually vibrates with menace, cynicism and perversion. To experience it is to be brutalized..."
|- Chicago Daily News|
I'm not sure I agree with this review snippet, but it's kinda cool isn't it? I
bet Andy Warhol and Lou Reed were pleased as punch!
There are a few top tunes on this album, notably "Venus in Furs" and "Heroin".
But in truth I think the main impact back in 1967 was in the bleak, depressing
lyrics set to nice, twee, plinky-plinky music. I bet the middle classes were
all sucking-in their breath in disapproving unison. These days I think we're
all a bit more jaded, so the plinky-plinky music is just irritating.
I like this album, but I can't listen to it for too long before I crack and put
on something else.