Coney Island Baby
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No one knew what to expect from Lou after Sally Can't Dance and the perplexing Metal Machine Music . What they got was the best batch of Lou Reed songs in years, and this edition adds unissued bonus rehearsal tracks cut in '75 with VU bassist Doug Yule! They join the title classic; Kicks; Crazy Feeling , and the rest of this timeless rock gem.
Top Customer Reviews
have gone and ripped you off
They're talking behind your back saying, man
you're never going to be no human being
And you start thinking again
'bout all those things that you've done
And who it was and what it was
and all the different things you made every different scene
Ahhh, but remember that the city is a funny place
Something like a circus or a sewer
And just remember different people have peculiar tastes
and the -
- Glory of love, the glory of love
the glory of love, might see you through
yeah, but now, now
Glory of love, the glory of love.
Definitely Reed's most "accesible" album, this is the one to own if you are not familiar with him. His vocals seem to meld perfectly with the very economic instrumentations - the songs give the illusion of being very "acoustic" even though there is still a healthy dose of electric guitar present (think Mark Knopfler).
Emotionally a 5-star CD, but realistically not all the songs are up to that level. I suppose 25 years has done something to musical tastes - there aren't as many kicks in "Kicks", for example (a song about murdering for the thrill of it), and actually, the title track (Coney Island Baby) does sound a bit sappy now, as pretty as it is. "Ooohh Baby" is a throw-away, and "Nobody's Business" is good, but not great. The rest of the cuts ARE great (still today!), easily worth the price of the CD.
The songs are all first-rate, from the sublime title cut to the harrowing imagery of "Kicks". Reed's signature lyrical touches abound, even on the sunnier songs, like "Charley's Girl" ("I said 'If I ever see Sharon again/I'm gonna punch her face in'") and "Crazy Feeling" ("And you, you really are a queen/And I know 'cause I've made the same scene"). "She's My Best Friend" - a leftover from the Velvet Underground days - is totally at home on this disc, which Lester Bangs once jokingly referred to as "Lou, the Moonlight and You".
That wouldn't have been such a bad title, actually. The tender side of one of rock's greatest voices is the focus, with Reed delivering possibly his best vocal performance ever. With its spare, understated arrangements that give his musings the necessary room to breathe, "Coney Island Baby" is a real jewel in Reed's catalogue.
Most recent customer reviews
This album is the greatest ever made by Lou Reed.
Here you can hear that this guy is not only someone who can make (sometimes beautiful) noise, but has great musical... Read more
This is probably Reed's most atypical solo album and at first sounds lightweight and subdued, laking the great moments, drama and exciting highlights of his best work. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2002 by Peter Uys
Released in 1975, this is my favorite Lou Reed album. I like it better than Transformer from 1972 which contains the hit Walk on the Wildside. Read morePublished on April 7 2001 by Captain America
what a brilliant piece of work. This album is like a fine wine, it just keeps on getting better with age. Every song is a perfect gem... Read morePublished on June 2 2000
"Coney Island Baby" is an amazing creation. It is the most unexpected piece of work. The song begins with Lou Reed rapping about football, and ends with him shouting... Read morePublished on March 20 2000 by skylark_79
emotional highs and strange vibes...
his best work of note for commercial and modern times. you will enjoy the wrapped warpings
After "Metal Machine Music," Lou Reed came back with what is probably his best, most accessible and most unified album of his solo career. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 1999
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