Song of the Day: Lou Reed “Coney Island Baby”

Some Lou Reed fans might argue that his best work is heard on the 1975 release, Coney Island Baby. I agree. This was Lou’s sixth studio effort and was warmly welcomed after the four sides of unlistenable noise Metal Machine Music was foisted upon an unsuspecting public earlier that same year.

“Coney Island Baby” was also the title track, a song that speaks of lost love, broken dreams and the hope of redemption. Warm guitar sweeps through the verses and punctuates choruses – keeping pace with Lou’s soft to authoritative vocals.

The 30th year anniversary release features bonus tracks and remastering. Highly recommended.

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