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An Early View Of Lou [no label, 1CD]

Fan compilation of early Lou Reed compositions. Very good audio (vinyl rip).

Thanks to JWB for sharing the tracks on the net.

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Single, Time 1002, 1958:
Track 01. Leave Her For Me (Lewis Reed) – The Jades 2:12
Track 02. So Blue (Phil Harris/Lewis Reed) – The Jades 2:11

Unissued Demos, 1962:
Track 03. Your Love (Lewis Reed) – Lewis Reed 2:03
Track 04. Merry Go Round (Lewis Reed) – Lewis Reed 2:07

Single, Pickwick City PC–9001, December 1964:
Track 05. The Ostrich (Reed/Sims/Vance/Philips) – The Primitives 2:35
Track 06. Sneaky Pete (Reed/Sims/Vance/Philips) – The Primitives 2:14

Single, Round Sound RS–1, 1965:
Track 07. Why Don’t You Smile (Philips/Vance/Reed/Cale) – The All-Night Workers 2:32

Single, Epic 5–9743, 1965:
Track 08. I’ve Got A Tiger In My Tank (Motta/Philips/Sims/Vance/Reed) – The Intimates 2:18

LP: “The Four Seasons/Johnny Rivers/Neil Sedaka/The J Brothers” – Design DLP 185, 1964:
Track 09. Ya Running, But I’ll Getcha (Philips/Reed/Sims/Vance) – The J Brothers 2:13

Single, Uptown 707, early 1965:
Track 10. Tell Mamma Not To Cry (Vance/Sims/Reed/Philips) – Robertha Williams 2:23
Track 11. Maybe Tomorrow (Vance/Sims/Reed/Philips) – Robertha Williams 2:22

LP: “Irma Thomas/Maxine Brown/Ronnie Dickerson” – Grand Prix K–426, 1965:
Track 12. What About Me (Vance/Sims/Reed/Philips) – Ronnie Dickerson 2:12
Track 13. Oh No, Don’t Do It (Vance/Sims/Reed/Philips) – Ronnie Dickerson 2:27
Track 14. Love Can Make You Cry (Vance/Sims/Reed/Philips) – Ronnie Dickerson 2:25

LP: “Swingin’ Teen Sounds Of Ronnie Dove & Terry Philips” – Design DLP 186, 1965:
Track 15. This Rose (Philips/Reed/Sims/Vance) – Terry Philips 2:16
Track 16. Flowers For The Lady (Irby/Philips/Reed/Sims/Vance) – Terry Philips 2:32
Track 17. Wild One (Philips/Reed/Sims/Vance) – Terry Philips 2:17

LP: “Soundsville!” – Design DLP 187, early 1965:
Track 18. Don’t Turn My World Upside Down (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The J Brothers 2:59
Track 19. Soul City (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The Hi Lifes 2:22
Track 20. Teardrops In The Sand (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The Hollywoods 2:50
Track 21. Wonderful World Of Love (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The Liberty Men 2:22
Track 22. You’re Driving Me Insane (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The Roughnecks
Track 23. First Impression (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) –The Hi Lifes 2:14
Track 24. I’m Gonna Fight (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The Hi Lifes 2:14
Track 25. I’ve Got A Tiger In My Tank (Motta/Philips/Sims/Vance/Reed) – The Beachnuts 2:14
Track 26. Cycle Annie (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – The Beachnuts 2:25
Track 27. Johnny Won’t Surf No More (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – Jeannie Larimore 2:15
Track 28. It’s Hard For A Girl In A World Full Of Men (Reed/Philips/Vance/Sims) – Connie Carson 2:09
66 mins

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  2. Nothing here from one of Lou’s bands The Assholes. I don’t think they ever recorded anything though, because they were such huge assholes they couldn’t write together or decide which songs to cover.

    Other members of the band were Gene Simmons, Ted Nugent, Don Henley, and Chuck Berry.

    By everyone else on bigo on Mar 28, 2017

  3. Here’s a post actually about the music. The 58 and 62 numbers were pretty legit for their time, well produced. That last LP was low budget in comparison. Funny, it’s really the same band with all different names. Should have just called themselves The Alias Band. Tiger in my tank, lion on the wheel? Did Exxon steal that? The Primitives must have been Proto-punk, I guess. No hint of Lewis’s future greatness here. Glad he got it out of his system.

    By ScarRad on Mar 28, 2017

  4. I would say that the two Robertha Williams songs are stellar! stick a Motown sticker on it and they are each #1 back in 65! Compare to the Ronnie Dickerson numbers - good, but loses energy. Could have grown into a great singer, if worked with.

    By ScarRad on Mar 28, 2017

  5. With you all the way ScarRad and thanks for this Big O, I thought I pretty much had all of this but not so! Love me some early Lou and that he wrote worthy of Irma Thomas will do fer me!

    By swappers on Mar 28, 2017

  6. Thanks for the peek into Lou’s Garage. I’m not a huge fan of LR/VU; but roots like this are always of interest. If there is one gem in the mine, the listen will be worthwhile. More Comps please - that recent 4cd Eric compilation was very cool.

    By Rich on Mar 29, 2017

  7. Not exactly Metal Machine Music, eh ?

    By Dumbell Moronzini on Mar 29, 2017

  8. Yeah I bet The Assholes must have scare the shit out of the Wilburys

    By Dumbell Moronzini on Mar 29, 2017

  9. Everyone else and Dumbell Moronzini are the same person,more of the moron’s many identities

    By Eli on Mar 29, 2017

  10. Dumbell these huge nuts bouncing on your chin must scare the shit out of you

    By Dumbell Moronzini Moron on Mar 29, 2017

  11. The ego maniac who refers to himself as everyone else on big o has just insulted four Rock legends and hall of famers.If you feel that way fine but don;t claim to speak for others here jerk,So much negativity

    By Robert on Mar 29, 2017

  12. Go fuck yourself, Robert, you pompous windbag. The FIVE people I insulted deserved it. So do you.

    By everyone else on bigo on Mar 29, 2017

  13. The ego maniac who refers to himself as everyone else on big o has just insulted four Rock legends and hall of famers.If you feel that way fine but don;t claim to speak for others here jerk,So much negativity,you know shit, your know body on bigo dont speak for me

    By skinned knees on Mar 29, 2017

  14. Everyone the only thing you deserve are these huge nuts bouncing on your chin

    By everyone else on big o moron on Mar 29, 2017

  15. “dont speak for me”

    How about if I spell and punctuate for you? Someone literate should. A 10 year old could do better than you. “your know body” Idiot.

    By everyone else on bigo on Mar 29, 2017

  16. Moron , you should shelve the everyone else alias, it’s so obviously you

    By Eli on Mar 29, 2017

  17. Please spell and punctuate what it feels like to have these huge nuts bouncing on your chin everyone else

    By Everyone Else on Big O Moron on Mar 29, 2017

  18. This might be the best thing Big O has ever posted. Lot of this stuff I’ve never heard before or even knew existed — and big sound upgrades on the Primitives stuff, compared to the vinyl and everything else I’ve heard. Thanks very much for this!

    By BF on Mar 29, 2017

  19. “Dumbell these huge nuts bouncing on your chin must scare the shit out of you”

    Since that locates you in the same room be my guest and have a whiff of that smell, asshole !

    By Everyone Else on Big O Asshole on Mar 30, 2017

  20. Eli, you should shelve the Mancini alias, it’s so obviously you

    By Eli Manciini on Mar 30, 2017

  21. “your know body ”

    What a … MORON !!!

    By Skind Neeze on Mar 30, 2017

  22. Hi Robert ! Sill a problem with your knees ?

    By Robert Knees on Mar 30, 2017

  23. Only FIVE ? With all the spare time you got can’t you do better than that, you lazy bastard

    By Everybody knows this is nowhere but on bigO on Mar 30, 2017

  24. Sorry i made a mistake i ment to say your no body on Bigo dont speak for me! Thanks for all the feed back have to be careful with all you educated people around

    By skinned knees on Mar 30, 2017

  25. Thank you BigO for posting this. Never knew about any of these.

    Ban the troll(s). Makes reading the comments more of a kindergardenish ranting from an immature idiot. Everyone will agree (except the idiot). And just to prove the point, that same idiot will reply to this with more lame and stupid ranting.

    By dat on Mar 30, 2017

  26. Skinned cheese-looks like more corey games to me

    By Skinned Corey the on Mar 30, 2017

  27. I believe 95 percent of the commentors are trolls

    By Frank on Mar 31, 2017

  28. Stop selling yourself short Frank-100% of your comments are rubbish.

    By Franky Stein on Mar 31, 2017

  29. Juergen Mahogoff? Dick Goezinyah?

    By Poon Rangatang on Apr 15, 2017

  30. Are there other types of varks besides the aard?

    By Fran Varkington on Apr 15, 2017

  31. What sources were used on this? Are any/all of these your own needledrops?

    Anyhow, thanks for this! It’s an almost unbelievable collection, and has a good sound.

    I’ve transcribed lyrics for every song here , if anyone is interested in any of it reply to this.

    By Mooney on Jan 23, 2020

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