Home > 1980s, All - Songs, Tracks & Music, Alternative & Indie > Laurie Anderson – Oh Superman (For Massenet) (1981)

Laurie Anderson – Oh Superman (For Massenet) (1981)

Just realised that what this blog is really missing are some chart hits!

So, pop pickers, let’s go 30 years back in time to check what was Number 2 in the hit parade in late 1981.

Er, oh bugger, I appear to have stumbled upon an 8 and a half minute performance piece by the future Mrs Lou Reed. What were the chances of that?

Stunning record.

Inspired by Massenet and the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981 and with a clear nod to the minimalism of Steve Reich and Phillip Glass.

Never tire of this.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: