Thursday, February 10, 2005

Antony and Lou Reed's Fervent Paean

There is a review of "I Am a Bird Now," the new CD by Antony and the Johnsons at Eye Weekly. In it, there is a description of Lou Reed's contribution to the album:

"Reed is one of four celeb guest vocalists on I Am a Bird Now, which for all its hushed grandeur, is more extroverted than Antony's earlier recordings. The Reed collaboration, 'Fistful of Love,' is almost a rocker, albeit one that yokes together Reed's whinnying guitar, a Memphis-soul-style horn section and Antony's fervent paean to the emotional solace provided by masturbation."

Sounds like it's going to be a big, big hit. On Lou Reed's website, there is a version of "Candy Says" that I believe features Antony. Check out the Jukebox, track 3. It's pretty darn good.

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