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Live in Italy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Digitally Remastered Edition of a 1983 Concert from the "Godfather of Punk" was Recorded at a Time of Transition for the Rocker. He Had Pared Down his Band to the his Favorite Lineup Up of Basic Guitars, Bass and Drums and... more »
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Digitally Remastered Edition of a 1983 Concert from the "Godfather of Punk" was Recorded at a Time of Transition for the Rocker. He Had Pared Down his Band to the his Favorite Lineup Up of Basic Guitars, Bass and Drums and Filled the Spots with the Best Players: The Fluid Fretless Bassist Fernando Saunders, Drummer Fred Maher was Fresh Out of Scritti Politti Obligations and the Late Robert Quine Added Guitar. Many Fans Regard this Concert as One of Reed's Best and He Certainly Didn't Disappoint with the Set List, Drawing from his Solo Albums as Well as Velvet Underground Classics.
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Moses~tBD^ | Marietta, GA United States | 03/29/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Happydog's review is amazingly accurate.....
I'm a Lou Reed fanatic and rather like the loud cacaphony of Lou with feedback and distortion. I bought the original bootleg and have not even listen to this "remaster."
The blow your ears off loud is alright (if you like that as much as I do), but..........
Lou is a great guitarist when he wants to be. Hendrix once said Lou Reed was his favorite guitarist. Lou is also a control freak and spoiled this concert.
After The Blue Mask (with the distinct separate guitar tracks) which displays Reed's and Quine's brillance, this pretty much sucks.
Kill Your Sons is good, nothing else is and oddly we don't get The Blue Mask, or The Gun or many of the great stuff from The Blue Mask era, even though we know it was played. What's a matta, Lou, Quine show you up??
I dunno, but Lou is always a hard read. He has his tantrums and kicks out people like John Cale and later blames Bowie for ruining his career; then kisses and makes up as he did with Warhol. I have always been bothered by the fact that Quine absolutely idolized Reed and the Velvets and Reed seemed to have just dumped him.
I own everything available that he has ever recorded. I truely believe he is one of the three greatest living Poets of our time (along with Patti Smith and Roger Waters).
He is a mystery, when he is great, it is stunning. When he's bad; it's BAD.
He can be great; He can be bad and this is bad."