The Velvet Underground
Live at Max’s Kansas City

Atlantic
1972/2004
D-
Reviewed by: Alfred Soto
Reviewed on: 2004-08-17



Posted 08/17/2004 - 01:50:09 PM by gloden:
 I mostly agree that live albums are usually shitty cash-ins, especially bands that attempt to clone each song from its original (typically superior) studio version. Live albums that expand or reinterpret the studio versions or recordings capturing bands that ONLY sound good live... those are the keepers. Underworld's "Everything Everything" is fantasic, and who could imagine listening to a studio-recorded version of "Kick Out the Jams"?
 
Posted 08/17/2004 - 08:22:24 PM by sekaer:
 Can someone tell me about the Cale-Yule debate? Is Yule considered a good bass player? I never really thought about it (Cale's contribution is obviously more important, but Yule was a better player?), but the extended solo (if that's him) on New Age from the recent Quine Tapes is incredible! Thanks in advance
 
Posted 08/17/2004 - 08:52:57 PM by Sotoalf:
 Yule was less of a showman than Cale. On the studio albums he knew how to keep quiet and do as he was told. I admire his work on "Foggy Notion," in which he locks into an effortless groove with Moe Tucker, and "One of These Days." That's him playing organ on "What Goes On" - as memorable a keyboard part as any played by Cale....Except for his solo at the end of "Waiting For The Man," I don't associate Cale with the bass guitar. With the Velvets at least he was more of a viola/keyboardist, and contributed as much conceptually as Lou did.
 
Posted 08/19/2004 - 09:34:13 AM by sekaer:
 Thanks!
 
Posted 08/20/2004 - 02:11:43 PM by dubidet:
 I actually like this record. I don't think the music is particularly bad, and the crowd chatter, esp. 'hey, go get me another dbl pernod' is priceless.