Sonntag, 23. Juli 2017

Lou Reed
Mont De Marsan
07 August 1977
audience recording

track 01: Sweet Jane 8.46
track 02: Rock And Roll Heart 3.47
track 03: Waiting For The Man 8.29
track 04: Rock And Roll 9.45
track 05: Vicious 4.29
track 06: Walk On The Wild Side 5.31
track 07: Kicks 11.54
track 08: Satellite Of Love 7.10
track 09: Leave Me Alone 24.41
track 10: Banging On My Drum 5.16
track 11: Heroin 12.17
track 12: How Do You Think It Feels*
track 13: Lisa Says*
track 14: Berlin*

(*) recorded at St. Cyprien, France, August 6, 1977

Lou Reed: guitar, vocals
Stuart Heinrich: guitar
Michael Fonfara: keyboards
Bruce Yaw: bass
Marty Fogel: sax
Michael Suchorsky: drums
Joanne Kamorin: backing vocals

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Late summer saw part 2 of Lou's 1977 European tour. He would complete these dates before closing the year with some shows in Australia and New
Zealand. Over the summer, Joanne Kamorin had been installed to provide backing vocals and Stuart Heinrich had replaced Jeffrey Roth on guitar. This
was a difficult time for Lou: his relationship with Rachel was falling apart and they had several separations during late 1977. The binaural live tapes he
had made in Germany earlier in the year had been rejected by Clive Davis and he would have to add some new studio material to them before they
would be released as "Street Hassle". There were also other problems during the tour - Lou reportedly threatened at least 1 promoter, sacked his
soundman "and kicked the monitors off the stage" during one show.

This recording historically circulated as "Mont De Marsan Punk Festival", but that festival took place on the 5th and 6th August. (One of the
organisers of the Punk Festival was Marc Zermati, who was also (jointly) responsible for the the first Velvet Underground vinyl bootleg - "Evil
Mothers"). I suppose it could be argued that Lou "headlined" the festival by appearing the next day.....There are long gaps between some songs (over
3 minutes after "Sweet Jane") while guitars are being re-tuned, and the audience get quite restless at times. Lou doesn't directly address the audience
during the whole show other than to say a cursory "thank you" just before leaving the stage. He manages to fit in only 2 tunes from his last LP - the
lightweight "Rock And Roll Heart" and a (relatively) lengthy buzz-saw rendition of "Banging On My Drum" - his ode to "drug masturbation". There
are no "new" songs. "Kicks" gets the usual 1977 treatment - speed manic and menacing. "Leave Me Alone" also gets a long, long workout - possibly
the longest available recorded version of this song.

This is a reasonable quality audience recording - the vocals are a bit muffled but there's not too much tape hiss. At least one other audience recording
of this show exists, but it is incomplete and (in my opinion) inferior to this one.

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This upload contained 3 songs which were from St. Cyprien the day before. Deleted those tracks for the re-seed. And had to correct SBEs.
Done by TLH and re-encoded to flac (8).

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