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Why Lana is more metal than most – “You’re fuckin’ crazy”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM (PST)

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Lana  Del Rey is really depressed like legit. Her new opus Ultraviolence is appropriate to post about today on Metal Riot, before her Rolling Stone cover gets hyper analyzed, not just because of the Kubrick associations it fills my head with but because she has bigger balls than most shit-rate metal bands (besides Cynic, Goatwhore and Agrimonia and stuff) . Lana is like Amy Winehouse in that because she is powerful in energy, and super famous, people completely forget she is a real human, which makes her able to wish for an out verbally and say she envies Winehouse’s eternal rest. I’d surmise. Sure, publicists are supposed to catch you and steer you clear of those type of moments, but the flipside of that is being overly shielded and protected in a bubble of denial and pampering/handlers that can lead to freakshow levels of death and despair down the road like sad tale of the true King Of Pop.

And this album Ultraviolence is amazing. “cruel world” is a heavy way to start an album. Lyrics in brief poetry style in album insert reminds me of Nirvana. : ). This is a huge and mature statement for her. The production is insane. She’s a boss. It is interesting…Cat Power started as soft and introspective Matador Records girl hermit with bangs indie rock and Chan has evolved to Sun, which was an amazing album with dancey beats and outdoorsy feel, ala “Cherokee”…but Lana has always had this exposed and dreamy quality and bare-take it or leave it-honesty. which is seen as bold by some people, but then they beat her up for being more timid on stage initially (lately she’s been coming out of her shell more). The SNL critics on her were wayyy to harsh. God, if I’d been judged that much by a single performance as a singer the last 20 years of my life…there’s many I’d dread to be chosen over the good one’s out there. I’m listening to “Brooklyn Baby” right now… beat is dope. Very Brooklyn, hahaha.

I think this record sounds like she learned from the production mistakes or triumphs the Stones made between the early 70′s to 90′s and she like, found that sweet spot between retro and modern. It’s very international but also deeply personal. It ssssSHOWS that Lana is perfect instance of an artist who is fragile enough that we need to control the conversation from the sickos. It isn’t fair for everyone to say she has a deathwish, but fair Frances Bean Cobain was concerned, with her own background.

This TMZ shit from media sucks though.

Like the national discourse on the Chris Brown domestic violence scandal, grossly off course. Mugshots of battered women shouldn’t be treated as memes.

A dark angel asked me, “WHO THE FUCK HASNT SAID THEY WISHED THEY WERE DEAD?”

“That’s not what this bitch wants”… (we hope)

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I wish there was a way to silence the bullies. Plus, Lana gets the anti feminist form of feminism that is STILL a stumbling block for college educated fucking people. kill me now!!! but i get it. I dont think she hates herself or is even lost in existentialism, but i think over explaining everything is exhausting for someone like her with a reservoir of such emotion. I was going through heroin withdrawal in 1998 after 5 years and took a feminist literature course at Suny Albany. I was about 20. Ended up arguing with lesbians and long islanders about guns and Clint Eastwood films a lot. I would ask if a woman using a .44 Magnum was them wielding the tool of patriarchy and bullshit, while being unable to eat and shaking. Anyway…I want to live.

I hope the new “trend” can be a lot of good punk bands and metal and indie artists all teaming up to protect the GOOD college rock legacy and DIY ethos against the growing trends of the impersonal variety. OR protect our own ARTISTS across genre who are real souls like Lana or say, the fierce and raw electronic artist  Nostalghia, who dropped game changer Chrysalis back in April.  THE FEST 13 w tim barry, lifetime and melvins next to screaming females, banner pilot, look mexico and make do and mend, real good bands across genres was inspiring to learn about this year!

I hope smart art is making a comeback and discerning listeners take a stand like in the early 90′s again. We need to organize now more than ever.

She hates and loves herself. She hates and loves herself.

People assume heartbreak must be inauthentic. It is perhaps good we are jaded to that, as much that is sacred is steamrolled in our culture where violence is more poisonous yet more accepted than pornography (as Mina Caputo recently sang on another 2014 masterpiece As Much Truth As One Can Bear).

Lana seems at ease being dreamy but people mistake it as vulnerable. she’s strong but real.

“I love you forever”.

XXX

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