Repetition

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‘Repetition is so fantastic, anti-glop. Listening to a dial tone in Bb, until American Tel & Tel messed and turned it into a mediocre whistle, was fine. Short waves minus an antenna give off various noises, band wave pops and drones, hums, that can be tuned at will and which are very beautiful.’

Lou Reed. ‘The View from the Bandstand’, Aspen 3

And then possibly…

‘Records should have cracks after the best phrases. So they will repeat over and over and over. As many times as I want to hear them.’