Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974

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Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974

Post by schnittstelle » 09 Oct 2019 08:39

Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974


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Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974

On the 45th anniversary of the performance, here's a reshare of a show uploaded here by "lurid_uk" in June 2016.

I have added ID3 tags and cover art to the PLAC file headers. The music, however, remains unmolested.

A sample is included in the comments. Let that be your guide to quality.

The torrent includes artwork, the original press kit and other goodies.

Original download notes are included in the torrent. Excerpts of those notes are included below.

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"....you're going to fucking kill all your sons..."

Lou Reed
Felt Forum
New York
09 October 1974

lineage: mono soundboard recording > ? > CDr > (EAC, secure mode) > WAV > FLAC (level 8)

01 tuning 1.26
02 intro 2.38
03 Sweet Jane 5.21
04 Vicious 6.26
05 Ride Sally Ride (cut) 2.10
06 Kill Your Sons (cut) 3.09
07 NY Stars 5.00
08 Sally Can't Dance (faded in at start) 4.39

Lou Reed: vocals, amphetamines
Danny Weiss: guitar
Prakash John: bass
Michael Fonfara: keyboards
Peter "Mouse" Johnson: drums

The late 1974 US tour to promote "Sally Can't Dance" was Lou's amphetamine and alcohol-fuelled assault on the unsuspecting youth of North America. The RCA publicity machine had moved into top gear, but Lou was speeding way, way ahead of them. While they were pushing him as a user-friendly glam-rock/white soul superstar, he was dying iron crosses in his hair, living with a half-Mexican transsexual called Rachel and (simulating) shooting up on stage. The new LP and 45 were being being heavily promoted via nationwide TV ads featuring our man in trademark leather jacket, blonde hair and shades (...follow the bouncing ball and sing along with Lou.....). Whatever RCA were doing, it worked, and "Sally" was in the US top 10 LP chart. Lou was later quoted as saying "....I slept through that LP - whatever they suggested I said yes....". It seemed that the further Lou descended into self-parody, the more records he sold, and the more pressure RCA put on him to produce even more "product". This
would ultimately backfire in mid 1975, when he vomited up "Metal Machine Music" and then had a very public breakdown during the Australian leg of the '75 world tour. Lou wouldn't perform in public again until late 1976.

This is an incomplete mono soundboard recording, with some tracks cut, presumably due to technical problems. Quality is superb.

Scans included with torrent files:
1: US Press Kit for "Sally Can't Dance"
2: US "Sally Can't Dance" 1974 tour itinerary
3: Ticket stub - New York 09 October 1974
4. Lou's handwritten lyrics to "Sally Can't Dance"
5. Melody Maker review of the show

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Re: Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974

Post by dial4 » 10 Oct 2019 19:17

Hello, is this tape in his archives ? Sally is the best album he's done, perhaps with Berlin.

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Re: Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974

Post by lurid » 29 Oct 2019 12:44

dial4 wrote:
10 Oct 2019 19:17
Hello, is this tape in his archives ? Sally is the best album he's done, perhaps with Berlin.
I doubt it. This show was recorded by the sound engineer and retained by him. The tracks i uploaded are all that were in his archive.

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Re: Lou Reed, Madison Square Garden, Felt Forum, New York City 09 October 1974

Post by dial4 » 30 Oct 2019 13:01

Hi, sorry I didn't read your comments, in fact this tape appears after his death.

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