Mistrial Lou Reed
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- 2No Money Down03:10
- 4Don't Hurt A Woman04:01
- 5Video Violence05:35
- 6Spit It Out03:34
- 7The Original Wrapper03:39
- 8Mama's Got A Lover04:11
- 9I Remember You03:10
- 10Tell It To Your Heart05:12
Info for Mistrial
„After three successive accomplished and mature albums, Lou Reed made an attempt to stay current with the stilted Mistrial. Six of the songs are driven by drum machines, which certainly gives the music a robotic feel. However, Reed doesn't help the situation any by turning in a set of songs that are stripped back to their bare rhythms, lacking memorable hooks and melodies. All of these spartan arrangements are designed to attract attention to the lyrics, which aren't among his finest efforts. Reed is in a social protest mode, particularly attacking violence, in both its domestic and global incarnations. Instead of personalizing the material, he relies on platitudes, which tend to make the processed chords and beats of the music even more grating. Nevertheless, he ends the album with two ballads that showcase many of his finer musical and lyrical skills.“ (Stephen Thomas Erlewine)
Lou Reed, vocals, guitar
Eddie Martinez, rhythm guitar
Fernando Saunders, bass, drum programming, background vocals, guitar, piano, percussion
Rick Bell, tenor saxophone
J.T. Lewis, drums
Sammy Merendino, drum programming
Jim Carroll, background vocals
Rubén Blades, background vocals
Recorded in 1986 at The Power Station, New York City
Engineered and mixed by Bruce Lampcov, David Greenberg
Produced by Lou Reed, Fernando Saunders
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