Growing Up in Public

Lou Reed - Growing Up in Public
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1980 Ratings: #177
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April 1, 1980 / Release Date
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What I really like about this album is Lou Reed's picture on the cover, a picture that tells, with impressive eloquence, the story of his mental and his artistic confusion.


Growing Up In Public marks a very difficult and awkward point in Lou's career. The '80s in general is seen as the lowest point for Reed's music, but this album in particular shows him at a complete loss for ideas. An album like this really was predictable, seeing as the previous album also showed him losing all creativity by just making a record filled with improvised songs, so an album like this was inevitable.

This record may be Reed's most personal record to date. With songs talking about ... read more


Mantiene colaboración con Michael Fonfara, el tecladista que también participó en el disco pasado; dándole una base medio popera al clásico estilo rockero de Lou Reed. Quizás no trate los temas más interesantes de su discografía ni sea, musicalmente, algo tan experimental como los dos anteriores –pero, a diferencia de esos dos, éste sí es mucho más uniforme y casi todos los temas me parecieron a la misma altura.

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Track List

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children
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Added on: April 28, 2013