I’ve been consumed by Lou Reed’s The Blue Mask of late and finally made time for the 1983 live document A Night With Lou Reed. The DVD finds Reed live in an intimate setting (The Bottom Line) in his native NYC, sparsely backed by guitarist Robert Quine, Fernando Saunders on bass and Fred Maher on drums — who collectively were a shot in the arm rolling through both VU and Reed classics. Lou Reed fans: If you have yet to see this, do so.
I grabbed it at Netflix, but just noticed it is available in its entirety, piecemeal, via YouTube.
A Night With Lou Reed :: Sweet Jane (Live at The Bottom Line, NYC)
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6 thoughts on “A Night With Lou Reed :: The Bottom Line, 1983”
This was shown on TV in Ireland back in the late 80s, and I was transfixed by it. Thanks for reminding me about it. The DVD is for sale via onlie retailers too – must buy it !
The Blue Mask kills. KILLS.
And I love this DVD.
THE SONG “BLUE MASK” IS BRILLIANT, NOISY, REVERBED, SCREACHING, SURGING AND GOD DAMN CLOSE TO PUNK ROCK.
THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM.
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR POSTING.
I bought a cassette tape of this show at Bleeker Bob’s record store in Greenwich Village in ’88. Loved the Quine guitar.
Thanks for the recovered memory.
I still have this on Beta and I recentley bought it on DVD.
It’s a good Lou Reed performance and a great band.
Legendary Hearts and New Sensations have just been reissued on CD.
Watched this on British TV and immediately developed the HUGEST crush on Fred. Lou of course was already my imaginary husband.
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