Good Evening Mr. Waldheim - Lou Reed - New York
Label: Sire - 9 25829-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock
New York City figured so prominently in Lou Reed 's music for so long that it's surprising it took him until to make an album simply called New Yorka set of 14 scenes and sketches that represents the strongest, best-realized set of songs of Reed 's solo career. While Reed 's comeback, The Blue Masksometimes found him reaching for effects, New York 's accumulated details and deft caricatures hit bull's-eye after bull's-eye for 57 minutes, and do so with an easy stride and striking lyrical facility.
New York also found Reed writing about the larger world rather than personal Good Evening Mr. Waldheim - Lou Reed - New York for a change, and in the beautiful, decaying heart of New York City, he found plenty to talk about -- the devastating impact of AIDS in "Halloween Parade," the vicious circle of child abuse "Endless Cycle," the plight of the homeless in "Xmas in February" -- and even on the songs where he pointedly mounts a soapbox, Reed does so with an intelligence and smart-assed wit that makes him sound opinionated rather than preachy -- like a New Yorker.
And when Reed does look into his own life, it's with humor and perception; "Beginning of a Great Adventure" is a hilarious meditation on the possibilities of parenthood, and "Dime Store Mystery" is a moving elegy to his former patron Andy Warhol. Reed also unveiled a new band on this set, and while guitarist Mike Rathke didn't challenge Reed the way Robert Quine did, Reed wasn't needing much prodding to play at the peak of his form, and Ron Wasserman proved Reed 's superb taste in bass players had not failed him.
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