Poor Metal Machine Music. Lou Reed's 1975 valentine to noise continues to languish on worst-album-ever lists while his 1976 follow-up, Coney Island Baby, reaps all the accolades. And now, Coney Island Baby is due to receive the deluxe reissue treatment on August 15 courtesy of RCA/Legacy. The expanded album will contain new liner notes by Reed and six bonus tracks. According to Billboard.com, those extra cuts are "Nowhere at All", "Downtown Dirt", and "Leave Me Alone" (the latter two having only been previously available on a 1992 Reed box set), as well as never-before-released versions of "Crazy Feeling", "She's My Best Friend", and "Coney Island Baby" that were recorded with former Velvet Underground member Doug Yule during rehearsals in 1975.
As for Metal Machine Music, well, according to the new Coney Island Baby liner notes (via Billboard.com), "Metal Machine Music had an unusually high number of returns and was taken off the market in three weeks. I had no money and no guitars. The roadies had taken them when they hadn't been paid. I was in debt to everyone including the musicians union. RCA put me up in a hotel while the future fell, to be decided." Out of all that, Coney Island Baby was born. http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/n...Reissued#37127