Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by Perni31 » 16 Oct 2022 14:37

Excellent job with the gigography! I think Lou's initial British gigs were also with The Tots. And the tour should probably have a label, e.g. British Tour or First British Tour, or something. The Royal Festival Hall gig was with Bowie and the Spiders backing Lou for three songs.

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 16 Oct 2022 16:37

Perni31 wrote:
16 Oct 2022 14:37
Excellent job with the gigography! I think Lou's initial British gigs were also with The Tots. And the tour should probably have a label, e.g. British Tour or First British Tour, or something. The Royal Festival Hall gig was with Bowie and the Spiders backing Lou for three songs.
Thanks, Perni! DONE. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by Sheila Klein » 03 Nov 2022 18:11

I'd like to direct anyone interested in learning more about The Tots, including how Lou hooked up with them, to Steve Katz's 2015 autobiography Blood, Sweat, And My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz A Rock Star? Not only was Steve himself Lou's producer for a time (Sally Can't Dance and the live albums that bookended it), but his brother Dennis managed him (which, of course, culminated in a lawsuit). Both Katz's were integrally involved with the Tots saga, and Steve -- who, post-Reed, wound up a bandmate of Doug Yule in American Flyer -- relates some of that story in the book.

According to the Publisher's Weekly blurb, elsewhere in the book Katz "reveals that the audience sound on Reed’s live LP was lost and then replaced by the audience track from a John Denver live LP." :!:

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Post by walkonvu » 04 Nov 2022 11:20

Sheila Klein wrote:
03 Nov 2022 18:11
I'd like to direct anyone interested in learning more about The Tots, including how Lou hooked up with them, to Steve Katz's 2015 autobiography Blood, Sweat, And My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz A Rock Star? Not only was Steve himself Lou's producer for a time (Sally Can't Dance and the live albums that bookended it), but his brother Dennis managed him (which, of course, culminated in a lawsuit). Both Katz's were integrally involved with the Tots saga, and Steve -- who, post-Reed, wound up a bandmate of Doug Yule in American Flyer -- relates some of that story in the book.

According to the Publisher's Weekly blurb, elsewhere in the book Katz "reveals that the audience sound on Reed’s live LP was lost and then replaced by the audience track from a John Denver live LP." :!:
That could explain "Lou Reed sucks" on the end.

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by mangue » 07 Dec 2022 22:09

Just came across a not yet mentioned date:

Thusrday 1973.May.17 - Capitol Theatre - Montreal

announcement [1973.May.12, Montreal Star]
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review [1973.May.18, Montreal Star]
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"Underground Rock Star Returns [1973.May.18, by Juan Rodruguez]
Lou Reed made the Capitol Theatre the place to be last night [May.17]. For Reed who is on the comeback trail it was another gig and the theatre wasn't even half filled. It was Reed's first performance in this city and he lived up to his reputation.
Reed was the main man of the Velvet Underground, the group Andy Warhol introduced to the world direct from the Lower East Side, in the mid-60. While other groups were chirping progressive harmonies or gloryfying peace and love, the Velvet Underground were hangin' right in there with their languid, urgent tales of heroin, amphetamines and living on the streets in New York City. "You'll never know how much the Velvet Underground meant to New Yorkers," a NY rock critic once told me.
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New York detachment comes across loud and dear when Lou Reed is on stage.
He is small, with an athletic build. He wears a black leather jacket and pants and a black T-shirt. His face bears a totally nonchalant expression. His curly hair and general composure suggests Bob Dylan on his world tour early in 1966.
He doesn't cavort or ham it up or go crazy. He just sings in a cool, hard voice. He is loose, but he does not pour out enthusiasm. Instead, he projects an emphatically understated vocal style, setting up an atmosphere that grips you.
Lou Reed looks so casual and wasted, yet that's part of the show And he gives a very skillful show.
He can dance like Jogger but only in spurts, at all other times he relies on suggestion and nuance to grab attention. He is a fascinating man to watch. He is a punk, a rocker, a wiped-out poet and, underlining everything, he is a romantic.
He was backed up by an excellent rock group with roots in the 50s and thoughts in the 70s.
Reed sang many songs from his hit album, such as Satellite of Love, Vicious ("Oh baby you're so vicious"), Hangin Round and I'm So Free (in which he danced into the aisle).
There were older more intense numbers such as White Heat, White Light and Heroin.
And, above all, then was his magnificent opus, Walk On The Wild Side, where he lay on his back and bathed himself in the spirit of the song.
Lou Reed was a real presence at the old theatre last night; he is by far, one of the most fascinating rock performers around. With seemingly no effort whatsoever, he exuded a kind of magic rarely seen on today's rock scene."

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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by MJG196 » 09 Dec 2022 23:13

Added ! Thank you!
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