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Lives of Charles Douglas
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Awesome rock n roll music that sounds like Lou Reed
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really cool record. From the album cover it looks like Charles Douglas might be some kind of deranged stoner, but fortunately this is not the case. Instead, Charles is the musical and lyrical offspring of Lou Reed and Jonathan Richman. Charles' songs are insanely catchy, with a raw, gritty production quality. The album was actually produced by Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker, so I guess this makes sense. Moe plays drums on the album too, and has only improved with age. I highly recommend this album to anyone who likes inventive raw rock music, like the Velvets, Stones, Violent Femmes and Nirvana. The best tracks on it are probably "Earlybird School" (which contains the immortal lyric "I know I'm stupid / I know I'm crazy / I know I'm never gonna make it") and "Slowly Wasted." Long live Rock N Roll, and long live Charles Douglas!!!"
Why Isn't This Guy on MTV?
chloe | 10/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just got this record a few days ago and I've already listened to it about fifty times. I find it hard to believe this guy isn't all over MTV and radio. This is a great record! The song "Slowly Wasted" is incredible and would be a Top 40 hit if the world were a fair place. The record reminds me a lot of the Velvet Underground, except the sound quality is a lot better. It also reminds me of The Pixies (the playing), Violent Femmes (the singing), combined with the raw energy of the Stones. Why do the major labels continue to force feed us soul-free hacks like Buckcherry and Creed when the real deal is out there waiting to be discovered? Trust me on this one: "The Lives of Charles Douglas" is definitely worth tracking down."
Will you marry me Charles?
chloe | 09/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this cd up for five dollars in a used bin. When I got it home and listened to it I couldn't believe how good it was. Mix The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening and The Violent Femmes together and you get Charles Douglas. Fantastic first release."