My Favorite Nils Album
Shred | 02/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite Nils album. I had a tape of this for years and I played it all the time.
Then it was released as a CD and I got it right away.
Nils presents a fine collection of songs and plays them masterfully. "No Mercy" is a great song about a boxer. "Shine Silently" is a gorgeous song. "Baltimore", a Randy Neuman song, is a cry for help for his drug ravaged hometown. It's a 10 out of 10.
"Steal Away" is a great rocker, and "Kool Skool" is a great funky tune with great lyrics. Nils is a great songwriter and it really shows on this album, although he had help from others such as Lou Reed.
He's also a great guitar player with a very unique style.
It's hard to say which is my favorite tune on the album, Baltimore is so great. But I really like "I Found Her" about a girl whom he fell in love with, nursed back to health after heroin addiction, and then she left him. I don't know if it's about a real girl or not but it doesn't matter because it sounds so convincing, and it is a hauntingly beautiful song.
Bob Ezrin produced this great sounding record and it has a great sound.
Ezrin produced Pink Floyd's "The Wall", as well as Alice Cooper favorites like "Billion Dollar Babies".
This is simply one of my favorite records, and I'm pretty picky. But I know a winner when I hear one and I suggest you pick this up while it's still available. If you've never heard this record you're really missing out. Just get it, you won't be sorry."