Wednesday, July 27, 2022

the last book I ever read (Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol by Steve Jones, excerpt ten)

from Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol by Steve Jones:

‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ is one of the best songs ever written about what that feels like. I always loved The Velvet Underground, and there are a few of Lou’s solo records I really like, too: Berlin, Coney Island Baby, Rock n Roll Animal – nothing wrong with any of those. He’s a fantastic songwriter, but he was awful live, especially in the later years. It’s bizarre how catchy those tunes are, because he could barely carry a note. I think maybe he’s one of those guys who was as good as whoever he’d got around him. The reason Transformer turned out as well as it did was that Bowie and Mick Ronson were so involved. If Lou had done it all himself, it would’ve probably been a load of shit.

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