Mar 292011

Let’s review the rules, which are simple and nice:

No potshots allowed at all the obvious targets in this clip. Rather, say something nice about the band, their performance, and anything else you may see, hear, or feel while watching this video. If you don’t have anything nice to say, that’s OK; Rock Town Hall still offers the occasional thread to post a snarky comment.



  13 Responses to “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice About…Lou Reed: The Way His Music Was Meant to Sound!”

  1. Between the rhythm section’s matching scarves and Lou’s cowl-neck leather jacket, I would imagine that the band has a much higher than average Neck Warmth Index.

  2. Also, the absurdity of the lead guitar was a nice relief from the bland professionalism of seasoned pros going through the motions on a anemic idea for a song.

  3. The grain and tone of the body of Reed’s guitar are beautiful and would have made a lovely coffee table.

  4. Fernando Saunders’ fretless bass is always a joy. Also, when I bought the Lou Reed music book way back when in the ’90s, it had this song in it, and was an E7 chord almost all the way through if I remember correctly. Thanks for making it easy, Lou.

  5. Lou looks healthy and engaged.

  6. This was a hurricane relief benefit, so it was a good cause…which is nice.

  7. misterioso

    No animals appear to have been harmed as a result of the performance. High five!

  8. BigSteve

    I was going to say the natural finish on the guitar too!

    I was very impressed that Lou remembered all those words. There doesn’t seem to be a teleprompter anywhere.

  9. bostonhistorian

    I think he is to be commended for writing a song about the importance of keeping collectibles in their original packaging, thus increasing their value.

  10. Rock Town Hall’s Boston-based contingent is on fire!

  11. misterioso

    Actually, on a second viewing, I may have to withdraw that: check out the sax man’s hair. That ‘do may be the result of harm befalling some furry creature.

    Seriously, though, this era Lou is pretty a much a black hole for me, so I have to ask this: Is he kidding?

  12. hrrundivbakshi

    Lou is playing a Schecter guitar, a brand I just discovered I really like. I found a late-70s Schecter tele, with similar woodiness, for a couple hundred bucks, and it plays like a dream.

    I also like the fact that KRS-One did *not* make an appearance at this performance.

  13. The audience totally gets it. They are just standing around waiting – they don’t even really bob their heads, they don’t put their hands in the air, they just don’t care.

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