Lou Reed's albums are always very well produced, with a lot of time having been spent in the production and mixing stages, making them all sound as though they couldn't be any better. On stage, however, Lou appears to drop that curtain of perfectionism and apparent 'darkness' and simply lunges at pure rock and roll, the way it should be done. Songs like 'Sex With Your Parents' take a rush of energy that it's impossible not to understand the message. Vicious,Riptide and New Sensations are much better on stage than any other time on studio. This is also an album about rage, and I'm sure that's what Lou is trying to convey here. His opinions transpire at every sentence, every breath, so there is no mistake where he stands on some issues. If you are a serious collector of his works or even a beginner to Lou Reed, you should definitely buy this CD and listen to it, over and over again. Finally, you need to try hard not to speed when you listen to this when driving.
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