Download Primo Lou Reed Live ’74 & ’80 Concerts

Lou Reed 74

We are talking primo…

 By Uncle Blurt

 By way of paying tribute to the legendary Lou Reed and acknowledging his unexpected, tragic passing this week, our friends over at The Big O have made available a couple of free downloads, and they are pretty damn sweet.

 The first concert hails primarily from Dayton, Ohio in ’74 and covers all the bases, from Sweet Jane and Walk on the Wild Side to Sally Can’t Dance and Kill Your Sons: “Live at the Palace Theatre, Dayton, OH; October 27, 1974. With parts from: The Felt Forum, New York, NY October 9, 1974; and patched audio in Heroin from The St. Bernard Civic Auditorium, Chalmette, LA; November 8, 1974. Excellent soundboard.”

 The lineup:

Lou Reed – vocals, mayhem
Danny Weiss – guitar
Michael Fonfara – keyboards
Peter ‘Mouse’ Johnson – drums
Prakash John – bass on the NY tracks maybe all the others
Peter Hodgeson – bass maybe on the others besides NY

 Lou Reed

 The other one is Firenze, Italy, 1980, from the Growing Up In Public tour, and has a totally different setlist, everything from Street Hassle, Real Good Time Together and Coney Island Baby to The Kids, Caroline Says II and The Power of Positive Drinking: “Live at the Parco delle Cascine, Firenze (Florence), Italy; June 14, 1980. Very good TV or FM broadcast.”


Lou Reed – vocals, guitar
Stuart Heinrich – guitar
Chuck Hammer – guitar
Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass
Michael Fonfara – keyboards
Michael Suchorsky – drums

 All you rock ‘n’ roll animals out there, check out the shows at the links provided. Each track can be downloaded as an individual MP3.

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