Lou Reed Street Hassle LP
Stereo Binaural Sound Recording On Vinyl LP!
Remastered Under Lou Reed's Direct Personal Supervision!
Street Hassle is a 1978 album by Lou Reed, and is the first commercially
released pop album to employ binaural recording technology. Street Hassle
combines live concert tapes (with overdubs) and studio recordings. All of the
songs on Street Hassle were written by Reed, including "Real Good Time
Together", a track that dates back to his days as a member of The Velvet
Underground. The studio tracks were recorded in New York City, while the live
recordings were made in Munich and Ludwigshafen, West Germany. Unlike most live
albums, the audience is completely muted from the mix during the concert
recordings. Bruce Springsteen contributed spoken vocals during the "Slipaway"
section of "Street Hassle", alluding to his own Born to Run album in the final
line. At the time, the singer was enduring a three-year forced hiatus from
releasing any of his own work due to legal disputes with his former manager,
although he was in the process of writing and recording music for his
forthcoming album Darkness on the Edge of Town, to be released in June 1978.
Springsteen was not credited for his performance in the liner notes to Street
Hassle, possibly due to his ongoing legal battles.
"Raw, wounded, and unapologetically difficult, Street Hassle isn't the
masterpiece Reed was shooting for, but it's still among the most powerful and
compelling albums he released during the 1970s, and too personal and affecting
to ignore." - Mark Deming, allmusic.com
"The best solo ablum Lou Reed has ever done" - Rolling Stone, 1978
• Vinyl LP
• Recorded in binaural sound
• Remastered under Lou Reed's direct personal supervision
1. Gimmie Some Good Times
3. Street Hassle
4. I Wanna Be Black
5. Real Good Time Together
6. Shooting Star
7. Leave Me Alone