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Lou Reed: Royal Albert Hall, London

Gavin Martin, Uncut, August 2000

BACK IN the Seventies – revelling in junkie debauchery – Lou Reed shows were a notoriously ghoulish spectacle, He was the wayward poet of sleaze, theatrically and laboriously miming the shooting-up routine of 'Heroin', while the crowd watched to see whether the old doom merchant might one night die onstage.

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