Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live at Max's Kansas City
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Inferior To Live 1969 Vols. 1 & 2 - But Still Good
G.C. | Potomac, MD USA | 06/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Those new to the Velvet Underground or looking for good live material should first purchase both volumes of the "Live 1969" collection. The 1969 sets were professionally recorded and also feature drummer Mo Tucker, who was not on stage for the Max's KC gig. After digesting Live '69, this disc is worth exploring for a couple of reasons. First, this concert, recorded on a hand-held cassette recorder on 8-23-70, would prove to be Lou Reed's last appearance with the VU until the 1990's. (The band performed additional concerts at Max's KC without Reed and over the next couple years was "led" by Doug Yule. This version of the band, which also included Tucker, released a 1973 import-only album "Squeeze" before disbanding.) So despite the fact that the sound quality is not of the highest fidelity and the foundation of the band is missing, its still a good addition the the VU discography. The setting is intimate and Reed seems relaxed performing before a hometown audience. The set also features songs from the 1970 "Loaded" album which was recorded in the spring and early summer. In summary the relaxed playfulness of "Live At Max's KC" provides an interesting contrast to the focused intensity of the "Live 1969" discs."
That's Jim Carroll you hear asking for Pernod between songs
Cassie Carter | New York, NY USA | 04/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just wanted to add this little factoid: poet/musician Jim Carroll, best known for *The Basketball Diaries* and his song "People Who Died," held the microphone for this recording. It is he, doing his best Andy Warhol immitation, you hear asking for Pernod between songs."
Quick note to reviewer "Askutnik" in Monroe, NY
dowens78 | Southington, CT United States | 03/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know of the recording you talk about where Lou was performing for a small crowd in NY. He was asked, "Where is Doug Yule these days", and Lou replies, "dead, I hope". That recording is available on CD and is titled "Lou Reed, American Poet (Live)". It was recorded at an FM radio station in NY in 1972 and is available through Amazon for under $15.00. To other readers, we highly recommend picking up a copy of this CD. Very Velvetish with a great set of popular songs."