Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Providence, RI (04/25/75)

Lou Reed 1975-04-25- Providence

Lou Reed
Palace Theater,
Providence, RI
25 April 1975

Download: FLAC/MP3

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

01 Sweet Jane
02 I Wanna Be Black
03 Coney Island Baby
04 You Can Dance
05 Waiting For The Man
06 Heroin
07 Berlin
08 Lady Day
09 Dirt
10 Walk On The Wild Side

01 Kicks
02 Complete The Story Now
03 E1: Rock And Roll
04 E2: White Light/White Heat
05 E3: Oh Jim (spliced)

Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder
Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone
Maxell cassettes

Mastered and FLAC’ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ’ing.

A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

He recorded many of the major 70’s bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several “under the radar” acts.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember – the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
June 2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – New York, NY (09/16/92)

Lou Reed - Victoria Williams Benefit Show

Lou Reed (Solo acoustic)
The Victoria Williams Benefit Show
Tramps, New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3


01 What’s Good
02 Power and Glory
03 Sword of Damocles
04 Busload of Faith
05 Dirty Blvd.
Bonus –
06 Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams/Lou Reed – MTV 120 Minutes Live)

Source Unknown

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Dusseldorf, Germany (04/24/00)


Lou Reed
The Ecstasy World Tour
Philipshalle (Rockpalast Special Show)
Dusseldorf, Germany
April 24, 2000

Download: FLAC/MP3

Fixed and remastered by 4EF


Disc 1 (65:19)

1. Paranoia Key Of E (4:55)
2. Turn To Me (5:38)
3. Modern Dance (5:17)
4. Ecstasy (4:30)
5. Small Town (4:52)
6. Future Farmers Of America (3:30)
7. Turning Time Around (5:30)
8. Romeo Had Juliette (6:33)
9. Riptide (7:26)
10. Rock Minuet (10:47)
11. Mystic Child (6:13)

Disc 2 (71:01)

1. Mad (7:34)
2. The Last Shot (4:17)
3. Tatters (11:31)
4. Set The Twilight Reeling (9:03)
5. Dime Store Mystery (6:58)
6. The Blue Mask (7:03)
7. Egg Cream (4:58)
8. Who Am I (5:57)
9. Sweet Jane (6:26)
10. Vicious (7:08)

LineUp :
LOU REED: vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
MIKE RATHKE: electric and acoustic guitar
FERNANDO SAUNDERS: electric and acoustic bass

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Roskilde, Denmark (07/02/00)

Lou Reed - Roskilde Festival 2000

Lou Reed
July 2, 2000 (Sun)
Orange Stage, Roskilde Festival 2000
Roskilde, Denmark

Download: FLAC/MP3
P3 FM broadcast > PC > CDR > EAC > SF9 > TLH > .flac16
(Thanks, Claus!)


TT: 44:30.00

1. [05:02.31] PARANOIA KEY OF E [1]
2. [04:49.00] TURN TO ME
3. [05:34.13] MODERN DANCE

Mystic Child [2]

4. [04:40.39] ECSTASY
5. [11:40.14] TATTERS

Romeo Had Juliette [2]
Future Farmers Of America [2]
Vicious [2]
Dirty Blvd. [2]

7. [04:24.48] PERFECT DAY

The Blue Mask [2]

[1] voiceover for the first 49 seconds
[2] not on the broadcast

Incomplete show; complete broadcast.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Sydney, Australia (08/25/74)


Lou Reed
Hordern Pavilion
Sydney, Australia
25 August 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Complete version of “Blondes Have More Fun” bootleg.

Very good quality.

CD-R > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

CD 1

01 Intro – Sweet Jane
02 Vicious
03 Ride Sally Ride
04 Heroin
05 Sally Can’t Dance
06 Lady Day

CD 2

01 Waiting For The Man
02 Oh! Jim
03 Walk On The Wild Side
04 White Light/White Heat
05 Goodnight Ladies
06 Rock ‘N’ Roll

Heroin sounds very good here, and Oh Jim has an extended drum solo. Rock ‘n’ Roll is very funky too.

The CD-R I received this on had the sound considerably balanced to the right on CD 1, and significantly to the
left on CD 2, so some corrective work was carried out.

Repost Bonanza: Lou Reed – Dayton, OH (10/27/74)


Palace Theatre
27 October 1974
with some tracks from the Felt Forum, New York, 09 October 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

soundboard recording

disc 1
D101 Tuning* 1.26
D102 Intro* 2.38
D103 Sweet Jane* 5.21
D104 Vicious* 6.26
D105 Ride Sally Ride 4.24
D106 Heroin 11.13
D107 Kill Your Sons 7.35
D108 NY Stars 5.00

disc 2
D201 Animal Language 3.08
D202 Waiting For The Man/Sally Can’t Dance 9.38
D203 Bass Solo 3.46
D204 Walk On The Wild Side* 4.26
D205 White Light White Heat 5.40
D206 NY Telephone Conversation/Goodnight Ladies 1.44
D207 Rock And Roll 12.38

*Tracks D101, D102, D103, D104 and D204 are MONO soundboard recordings from the Felt Forum, New York, 09 October 1974

The remaining tracks are STEREO soundboard recordings from the Palace Theatre, Dayton, 27 October 1974

Lou Reed: vocals. amphetamines, foul language
Danny Weiss: guitar
Prakash John: bass (definitely tracks D101, D102, D103, D104, D204 and possibly all the others)
Peter Hodgeson (?): bass (possibly the tracks recorded at Dayton)
Michael Fonfara: keyboards
Peter “Mouse” Johnson: drums

Notes from the original uploader:

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.

I think this is a simply outstanding show. Lou may be out of it, but the band most certainly are not. I love the way you can hear Lou slapping the mic stand at the end of “Vicious”. The vocals alternate between detached and manic throughout this set, but are particularly expressive during “Kill Your Sons” (surely the best EVER live version of this song). It’s as if he’s standing on the edge of a cliff and he’s just about to jump off because he KNOWS he can fly. This tour was the only outing for “NY Stars” and “Animal Language” – these live renditions sound better than the studio versions to me. You can hear him sneering as he spits out the words to “NY Stars”. It sounds as if someone broke a string during “Animal Language”: the band start a loose jam while it’s being replaced. Lou starts vamping the words to “Waiting” during the jam, and just continues singing it when the band move on to the “Sally Can’t Dance” riff. The end result is a unique medley of “Waiting” and “Sally” (you have to wonder how long it took Lou to realise he was singing the wrong song – he did pretty much the same at the Chalmette show in November, singing “Vicious” while the band played “Sweet Jane”). “White Light White Heat” is a heavy metal prototype for every late 1970s punk band. “Goodnight Ladies” is a gas, with the whole band gathering round the microphone – you can (just) hear someone in the background asking where the “Jacks” (Jack Daniels) is…..they were having a good time. “Rock And Roll” is simply sublime.

The stereo recording made at Dayton was missing “Intro/Sweet Jane” and part of “Vicious” and there was a tape break during “Wild Side”: mono soundboard recordings from the New York concert have been used to replace those songs.

Repost Bonanza: Lou Reed – Stockholm, Sweden (05/14/74)

waiting for lou

Lou Reed
Waiting for Lou
Stockholm, Sweden
May 14th 1974
source: Liberated bootleg
FLashback World Productions

Lineage: Silver CD –> EAC –> FLAC8

Running time: 64:08

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track Details:

01. Lady Day
02. Ride Sally Ride
03. White Light/White Heat
04. Sister Ray
05. Sweet Jane
06. Vicious
07. Rock’n’Roll
08. Oh Jim
09. Walk on the Wild Side
10. I’m Waiting for the Man

The Band:

Lou Reed – Vocals
Danny Weis – lead guitar
John Prakash – bass guitar
Penti ‘Whitey’ Glan – druns
Michael Fanfara – keyboards, orgel

Torrent history:
Originally uploaded to MWP July 7th 2007 by kiwimusicfan

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Cleveland, OH (10/02/84)



Download: FLAC/MP3


01. -intro-
02. Sweet Jane
03. I’m Waiting For The Man
04. Martial Law
05. Legendary Hearts
06. Turn Out The Light
07. -interview-
08. Sally Can’t Dance
09. Walk On The Wild Side
10. Satellite Of Love
11. -band introduction-
12. My Red Joystick
13. New Sensations
14. Turn To Me
15. I Love You Suzanne

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Eindhove, The Netherlands (08/10/78)


Lou Reed
10 August 1978
audience recording from 1st generation cassette

Download: FLAC/MP3

track 01: Sweet Jane 4.54
track 02: Satellite Of Love 7.09
track 03: Leave Me Alone 13.07
track 04: Pale Blue Eyes 7.06
track 05: Waiting For My Man 12.01
track 06: Coney Island Baby 8.36
track 07: Walk On The Wild Side 5.35
track 08: Rock And Roll/You Keep Me Hanging On 9.42
track 09: Street Hassle 12.14
track 10: Heroin 10.44

track 11: Interview, Bilzen Jazz Rock Festival, (13?) August 1978 4.49

Lou Reed: guitar, vocals
Stuart Heinrich: guitar
Ellard “Moose” Bowles: bass
Michael Fonfara: keyboards
Marty Fogel: reed instruments
Michael Suchorsky: drums
Angela Howard: backing vocals (?)
Christine Faith: backing vocals (?)

From the original uploader:
I got this version from bootblogger. Very likely, it is sourced from an upload of lurid_uk in 2008. Track lengths match and it
also has the interview lurid had added. Flac file size differs by around 5 mb, though. Not sure if lurid had added some scans,
too (He didn’t mention in his text, though). So, maybe flacs have been changed a bit.

Anyway, I grabbed lurid’s info from the bot:

lineage: 1st generation Maxell XL11 90 cassette – (Wavepad) – wav – flac (level 8) – you

original recording by the Raven
transfer to wav March 2008 by lurid_uk
uploaded to Dime March 2008 by lurid_uk

“Street Hassle” European Tour 1978

10 August: Eindhoven
11 August: Leiden
12 August: Amsterdam (Groningen?)
13 August: Bilzen Jazz Rock Festival
?? August: Cologne (?)

The tour to promote “Street Hassle” started in San Francisco in March 1978 and then rolled across North America with Lou reputedly
drunk and stoned for much of it. There was supposed to be a follow-on European tour but this (mostly) fell through for reasons not
known to me: the end result was a 4 or 5 date visit to Holland and Belgium in August. (It’s never been absolutely clear whether or not
there was also a show in Cologne – I suspect not). Lou was initially scheduled to headline an open-air festival at Charlton Athletic’s
football stadium in London on July 22nd, but that festival was cancelled. An audience recording dated “Amsterdam 12 August 1978”
exists, but there is also a Dutch press ad for a show in Groningen on 12 August.

The tail end of the “Take No Prisoners” tour: same band, similar set list, but no jokes from Lou. But this is a great version of “Waiting
For My Man” – long and bluesy. Also nice versions of “Coney Island Baby” and “Street Hassle” – there’s a lot of passion in Lou’s vocals.
(As compared to “Walk On The Wild Side”, where it sounds as if each pained word is being forcibly squeezed out of his mouth….)

The Raven captured a reasonable quality mono recording of this show. It’s a little bit “boomy” but still very listenable. There’s also a bit
of damage to the master tape in a few places but nothing drastic.

track 11 is lifted from the vinyl bootleg LP “Leave Lou Reed Alone”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Lou Reed – Venice, Italy (03/20/02)

Venice 2002-03-20
Malibran Theatre

Download: FLAC/MP3

international ensemble Zeitkratzer premieres Lou Reed’s ‘Metal Machine Music’, one of the most controversial and profetic works in last century’s sonic history

‘Metal Machine Music’
01. part 1
02. part 2
03. part 3

Ulrich Krieger ñ saxophones
Franz Hautzinger ñ trumpet
Melvin Poore – tuba
Burkhard Schlothauer ñ violin
Christian Messer ñ viola
Michael Moser ñ cello
Alexander Frangenheim ñ bass
Reinhold Friedl ñ piano
Luca Venitucci ñ accordion
Ray Kaczynski ñ percussion
Marcus Waibel ñ electronics

LOU REED: electric guitar, sound design
MIKE RATHKE: sound design
ROLF ENGEL: light design

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