tisdag 1 mars 2016

Lou Reed - Sally Can't Dance (US 1974)


260:- (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition. Klassiker. Konvolutet har en liten skada på undersidan av omslaget men inget som man reagerar på. Det var länge sedan jag hade detta album till salu.)

Sally Can't Dance is a Top 10 album by Lou Reed. Released in 1974, it is Reed's highest-charting album. It is also the first solo Lou Reed album not to feature any songs originally recorded by Reed's earlier band, The Velvet Underground, as well as the first of Reed's solo studio albums to be recorded in America (Reed's previous three albums were all recorded in England).

Aside from the title song, Sally Can't Dance includes "NY Stars" (in which Reed pokes fun at "fourth-rate imitators" who tried to impress him by copying his style), "Kill Your Sons" (a harrowing reflection of his stay in a psychiatric hospital at his parents' insistence, during his teen years), and "Billy," about the fate of a schoolmate with more 'normal' ambitions than he'd had. The latter track reunited Reed with erstwhile Velvet Underground bandmate Doug Yule, playing bass. Yule also joined Reed for the album's tour, and more tracks featuring Yule from the album's sessions have emerged on a recent CD re-issue of the album.

While the record was a hit and elevated Reed's status as a star, he reportedly was disappointed in the album's production (in which he took a largely passive role) and the treatment of the songs. Reed remarked, "It seems like the less I'm involved with a record, the bigger a hit it becomes. If I weren't on the record at all next time around, it might go to Number One."

His record company, RCA Records, insisted on a rapid follow-up album, while his career appeared to be peaking. Tiring of the pressure put on him, and with his contract requiring RCA to release whatever record he gave them, Reed handed over the master tape of Metal Machine Music - an hour of feedback and noise, with no hope of becoming a hit.

01."Ride Sally Ride"
02."Animal Language"
03."Baby Face"
04."N. Y. Stars"
05."Kill Your Sons"
06."Ennui"
07."Sally Can't Dance"
08."Billy"

Bonus tracks
09."Good Taste"
10."Sally Can't Dance" (single version)