MetalMachineManiac’s YouTube channel is stuffed to the gills with top quality live Lou Reed concerts. It’s a treasure trove of great music. Shows dating from the 1970s to performances from recent years. No solo Reed era is under-represented and there are dozens and dozens of full shows (and often individual songs as well).
I could post so many great shows, but here are a few notable selections from the 1970s…
Live in Sheffield, September 9th, 1973
Live In Stockholm, 1974. This one is positively amazing.
With Doug Yule live in Providence, 1975. One of the single best live Lou Reed shows, I’ve ever heard. As one of the YouTube commenters points out, “the band is like the Max’s Kansas City-era Velvets with a saxophonist.” Yes it is.
Here’s something complete different, a 1973 set with The Moogy Klingman Band.
Below, the Rock and Roll Animal interviewed at the Sydney Airport, 1974: