Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LR - 1980-06-01 - New York (late show)


1 comment:

Dr. Forrester said...

Lou Reed New York 01 June 1980 late show audience recording

"...hey we're real happy to be here...we play so much better when we know that you love us......"Take No Prisoners" part 2......."

Bottom Line
New York
01 June 1980
late show

track 01: Sweet Jane 5.10
track 02: We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together 3.45
track 03: I'm Waiting For My Man 4.04
track 04: Coney Island Baby 6.40
track 05: So Alone 4.14
track 06: Vicious 3.00
track 07: The Kids 5.00
track 08: Caroline Says 4.53
track 09: Heroin 10.09
track 10: Walk On The Wild Side 6.12
track 11: Keep Away 4.16
track 12: The Power Of Positive Drinking 4.17
track 13: How Do You Speak To An Angel? 3.58 (...here's our latest hit....)
track 14: My Old Man 4.00
track 15: Street Hassle 16.49
track 16: Pale Blue Eyes 8.11
track 17: Perfect Day 5.51

track 18: White Christmas 1.40 (recorded at the Bottom Line, New York, 26 December 1979)

(President) Lou Reed: guitar, vocals
(all-round Secretary) Stuart Heinrich: guitar synthesiser
(Secretary Of Defence) Chuck Hammer: guitar
(Secretary Of The Social Interior) Ellard "Moose" Bowles: bass
(Secretary Of War) Michael Fonfara: keyboards
(Vice President) Michael Suchorsky: drums

lineage: MAXELL XL11 cassettes - (WavePad) - WAV - FLAC (level 8) - you

original recording engineer unknown
transfer to WAV July 2008 by lurid_uk
uploaded to Dime July 2008 by lurid_uk

This show is just as powerful and passionate as the early show from the same date. Lou's still in a playful mood, and the band are as tight as a duck's arse.

1980 was a Presidential election year in the USA, and Lou conducts a quick straw poll of the audience's views before declaring his own candidancy for the Presidency on the "rock and roll" ticket. He enthusiastically goes on to nominate the band as his cabinet. Lou's never been shy about talking politics during US election years - listen to him pushing Ted Kennedy during "Street Hassle" ("If I was him I would blow up the (Chappaquiddick) bridge ").

This is another great low-generation stereo audience tape, probably from the same source as the extant recording of the early show. The audience are very appreciative, but again, that only adds to the atmosphere. Unfortunately there is an annoying low-level "hum" present throughout most of this copy of the tape (it goes away just before "Street Hassle"). It's really only audible between songs.

Scans included with torrent files:

#1: Lou in "fat Elvis" mode onstage at the Bottom Line 02 June 1980 (photo by Bob Dillingham?)
#2: "Lou's Ace" review (of the 01 June 1980 early show?) by Mike Nicholls, Record Mirror, London, 14 June 1980

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