Lou Reed

Blondes Have More Fun

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Recorded at a Sydney, Australia show on November 21, 1974, Blondes Have More Fun is a bootleg LP that came out on various underground labels in the '70s. After coming out on Sweet Bread Records, Blondes Have More Fun was reissued by Wizardo a few years later. Unfortunately, the Wizardo version is problematic in a number of respects: Wizardo doesn't tell you when or where the album was recorded and the songs aren't listed in their correct order. But since the allegedly superior Sweet Bread version (which boasted a deluxe color cover) was harder to find, some collectors had to settle for the Wizardo version, which wasn't as well assembled as it could have been, but does offer decent sound quality and inspired performances. Whether Reed is turning his attention to solo favorites like "Walk on the Wild Side," "Vicious," and "Sally Can't Dance," or Velvet Underground classics such as "I'm Waiting for the Man" and "Heroin," Blondes Have More Fun is an LP that collectors made a point of searching for in the '70s.