Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

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

Post by mangue » 21 Jul 2020 11:45

1972 - Lou Reed in The Netherlands
used sources: leiden.courant.nu / delpher.nl / hard copies of music magazine OOR

Sep.30: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam NED - nightconcert starting at 00:30hr
--advert in Het Parool [Sep.20] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010837219:mpeg21:a0127 - Mojo presents: Jeff Beck Group in concert with Lou Reed [ex-Velvet Underground with his new band] [advert also appeared in OOR #19, Sep.27]
--announcement in De Tijd [Sep.30] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011236199:mpeg21:a0119 - night concert together with Jeff Beck, as introduction short overview of VU and Reed [high expectations]
--article [with picture] in Het Parool [Sep.30] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010837228:mpeg21:a0281 - nice VU & Reed overview to warm up for concert
--review in Het Vrije Volk [Oct.02] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:010957966:mpeg21:a0194 - Reed as support act before Jeff Beck, nice for 15 minutes only, very monotone vocals
--review with picture in De Tijd [Oct.02] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011236200:mpeg21:a0076 - most had come for Jeff Beck, very pretencious but no feeling, the opposite of Reed who wraps his life in death, the best camouflage in the New York jetset
--review in De Volkskrant [Oct.02] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010849286:mpeg21:a0104 - two living legends, but opposites, Beck fans reacted cool to Reed, that tempered him
--review with picture in Het Parool [Oct.02] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010834035:mpeg21:a0206 - most had come for the pretentious Beck, but Reed had real content and was much more intense
--review in Trouw [Oct.02] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010823734:mpeg21:a0165 - sobering, robot-like senselessness, expressionless Reed, very confusing
--review with picture in NRC Handelsblad [Oct.02, by Pim Oets] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=KBNRC01:000031597:mpeg21:a0078 - obsessive atmosphere, monotone vocals [like Dylan, but better], chilling big-city drama
--review in OOR [#20, Oct.11] by Barend Toet - Reed static act, vocals too soft and monotone, rather listen to his records

1972 Interviews:
--interview in OOR [#17, Aug.30] by Pim Oets titled "I never write about myself" [republished in "Popsmuk" book, 1972] - interview in RCA office in London [after the Jul.08 show with Bowie], a lot looking back to VU

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

Post by mangue » 21 Jul 2020 11:50

1973 - Lou Reed in The Netherlands [and Germany]
used sources: leiden.courant.nu / delpher.nl / hard copies of music magazine OOR

Sep.09: Rock Festival, Scheessel GER - poster http://www.germanrock.de/f_photos/9899.jpg
--review in Nieuwsblad van het Noorden [Sep.17] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011016734:mpeg21:a0309 - very good concert, but not appreciated by all [Reed booed off-stage...]

Sep.20: Congresgebouw, Amsterdam NED
--announcement in Leeuwarder Courant [Sep.08] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:010619433:mpeg21:a0382
--article in De Volkkrant [Sep.19] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010849633:mpeg21:a0098 - long article as promo for concert
--review [with picture] in De Tijd [Sep.21] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ddd:011236699:mpeg21:a0094 - heavy stuff, like a messy horror-show, it's no fun, it's Lou Reed!
--review in NRC Handelsblad [Sep.21] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=KBNRC01:000032849:mpeg21:a0114 - shaky affair, fragile Reed with perfect band, especially the two guitarists
--review [with picture] in Het Parool [Sep.21] - delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?identifier=ABCDDD:010838572:mpeg21:a0322 - short concert [only 45min+encore, caused by car trouble], fascinating rock-show
--review [with picture] in OOR [#19, Sep.26, by Bert vd Kamp] - spectacular, Reed was nervously moving around, creating spine-chilling tension, hard mean city-rock, with Heroin as an ode to evil as highlight

Interviews & articles 1973
--no interviews [Reed didn't want to be interviewed]
--very good and long review of Berlin in OOR [#21, Oct.24, full page] by again Bert vd Kamp, titled "Berlin Tragedy" - a thrilling experience, a chilling film, surpassing everything Lou ever made

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

Post by mangue » 19 Feb 2021 00:06

Just came across this tweet
https://twitter.com/Chrised90751298/sta ... 0825279493
with a 1972 news item from one of the English music magazines listing several planned dates in the UK, one not in the master list:
1972.Jul.22 - Wimbledon Town Hall
[others being Jul.08 backing Bowie at RFH, Jul.14 at King's Cross Cinema and Jul.29 at Aylesbury Friar's Club]


Notes:
--couldn't find any confirmation elsewhere of the new Wimbledon, so not sure if it really happened
--in that period, when preparing for the recording of Transformer, Lou together with his first wife was staying in a house in Wimbledon

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

Post by MJG196 » 19 Feb 2021 16:05

mangue wrote:
19 Feb 2021 00:06
Just came across this tweet
https://twitter.com/Chrised90751298/sta ... 0825279493
with a 1972 news item from one of the English music magazines listing several planned dates in the UK, one not in the master list:
1972.Jul.22 - Wimbledon Town Hall
[others being Jul.08 backing Bowie at RFH, Jul.14 at King's Cross Cinema and Jul.29 at Aylesbury Friar's Club]


Notes:
--couldn't find any confirmation elsewhere of the new Wimbledon, so not sure if it really happened
--in that period, when preparing for the recording of Transformer, Lou together with his first wife was staying in a house in Wimbledon
Thanks for that! What magazine was that in?

I have added it. At this point, there is no reason to believe that it didn't take place. I'll do some digging and see what I can find to fully verify.
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Re: Lou Reed Gigography - Research Results (1972-73)

Post by lurid » 20 Feb 2021 10:51

I've never seen or heard of that one before!

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

Post by mangue » 20 Feb 2021 16:46

MJG196 wrote:
19 Feb 2021 16:05
Thanks for that! What magazine was that in?
Almost all tweets on that account with early 1970s scans are items from the Melody Maker, so I guess that's where this one also is from.

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

Post by mangue » 20 Feb 2021 19:12

mangue wrote:
20 Feb 2021 16:46
MJG196 wrote:
19 Feb 2021 16:05
Thanks for that! What magazine was that in?
Almost all tweets on that account with early 1970s scans are items from the Melody Maker, so I guess that's where this one also is from.
Here's an article about the VU from 1971.Apr.17 Melody Maker, posted at same twitter account.
Includes brief Max's review, interview with Sterling and Maureen and info about new line-up.
tweet: https://twitter.com/Chrised90751298/sta ... 0443142145
scan: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsRyDeHXMAA ... &name=orig

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