The Man Who Sold The World is one of the most lyrically striking and groundbreaking albums in rock history.
From the opening phrase, "In the corner of the morning in the past, I would sit and blame the master first and last", it's quite unlike anything that went before.
As Boy George said in 1995:
"I have always been into lyrics and words, ever since I was a kid; I would walk around the streets with a transistor on my ear and I would learn the words to every song that came out – that was my thing. And that record was the most unusual thing I’d ever heard. It was like, Fucking hell, what is this all about?”
Unfortunately, lyrical ability like that elluded poor fuckers like Frank Zappa.
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