The Raven – Lou Reed
Picked this up last night….and don’t quite know what to make of it. Dang, it’s got an enormous cast of musicians and actors. The music’s all over the place as well: from dark electronic washes to loungy jazz (sung by Steve Muscemi!) to rock & roll raveups (which I don’t think work all that well).
The readings are pretty cool…I’m not a Poe authority and haven’t read any other reviews so I kinda wonder what Poe fans think.
Worth the price of admission: the juxtaposition of Laurie Anderson’s creamy voice alongside Reed’s wobbly croak.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)