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Alas, there hasn't really been a place like Max's Kansas City since. So it seems appropriate that a momentous rock occasion took place there: Lou Reed did his final show with the Velvet Underground. Fortunately, a pal named Brigid Polk taped the whole thing, and this "legitimate bootleg" is a rough-cut little slice of what that night was all about.
It opens with drums being clattered, instruments being tested, and a lot of background chatter. Then Reed offers a dignified intro ("you're allowed to dance, in case you don't know"), before launching into several songs that are primarily from "Loaded" and "White Light/White Heat," with stage chatter between songs.
Apparently Reed unexpectedly changed the second set (on the second disc), including material from the "Nico days," early in the band's existance, including a spare, stripped-down version of "I'll Be Your Mirror," a gentle "Candy Says," a suitably hungover-sounding "Sunday Morning," and the way-too-long "Some Kinda Love."
The album is bootleg quality, especially since they didn't have digital recording then, and Polk used a tape. So it's very fuzzy around the edges, a little incoherent here and there; "Femme Fatale" is downright murky. But it's all in remarkably good shape when one considers that it is from 1970.
And to some degree, its rough quality can be seen as a blessing.Read more ›
THIS remaster offers an additional set's worth of material. It seems that the original producers 'cherry picked' the 'best' tracks for the original LP. Here you will find both sets, more or less complete (less in the case of the 2nd set, which picks up at the beginning of the second verse of "Who Loves The Sun.")
However, I wouldn't wish to imply that the material orginally deleted is in any way inferior-- it's not, these are performances that are as strong as anything on the album.
This set is historically significant for several reasons. The most immediate sonic reason being this is the first LP appearance of then 17' year old drummer Billy Yule. Billy's drumming is completely different from Moe Tucker's (who left temporarily to have a child), it's Rock n' Roll drumming with lots of drum rolls, fills and flash, a great departure from Moe's more sparse and primitive style. Personally, I find young Billy's style ameteurishly over the top, but it's not so detracting or distracting to take away from the overall ambience of the album.Read more ›
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flawless and so full of emotion it hurts your heart.
all the songs are stellar performances.
a bit rawer than the original.
Lou says goodbye in style.
An excellent concert with a lot of raw energy by the Velvets. There is nothing like a concert in a bar.Published 16 months ago by Ronald Kahl
What can you say - it's classic live VU. I had a vinyl recording of this when I was a kid and the digital version faithful reproduces all of the junk on the original recording... Read morePublished 19 months ago by JDB
I consider Lou Reed a master craftsman as a song writer and love his VU period. The only things that weigh a bit heavily are : the sound quality, which in itself is not bad at all,... Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by ahigherauthority
Good - live Velvet Underground CD - it's ironic but as many times I've seen this title in numerous record stores (that used to exist) I've never heard this album - not in it's... Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Mike Reed
You need to own this record. I'm very happy with the quality of the sound, given that it was recorded on portable equipment 40+ years ago. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Stephen F. Narloch
This is the absolute last VelvetUnderGround show with LouReed.....in it's entirety.....thus the two disc set.....this is how it actually went down August 23 1970..... Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Franklin5ive
Yes the quality isn't that great but it isn't terrible either. Just lo-fi. If your new to the Velvets i wouldn't recommend this as your first choice (go for the studio albums) but... Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by A
Oh dear. Not only is the recording terrible but drummer Billy Yule, who replaces Moe Tucker due to her pregnancy, is beyond awful. Read morePublished on October 3, 2010 by Chet Fakir