Lou Reed – No Money Down (1986)

One of the first posts I made on this blog was a remix of Lou Reed’s “My Red Joystick” by Francois Kevorkian and given that Lou is not what you would consider to be a club-friendly artist, I thought this would likely be his one and only entry into the remix arena.

Recently I found out this was not the case, as Lou’s follow up album to “New Sensations” also included a track considered worthy of the extended dance remix.

“Mistrial” would be Lou Reed’s fourteenth solo album and the first single lifted from it was “No Money Down”, a music video was created for the song that featured an animatronic Lou Reed singing to the song. At the end of the video, the animatronic starts to tear itself apart. The music video was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

The track would be released in the US on 12″ single remixed by Bruce Forest.

No Money Down (Extended)           5:40

No Money Down (Dub)                  5:22

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Lou Reed – My Red Joystick (1984)

By 1984, the 12″ single was a necessity for just about any artist releasing a new single and subsequently a number of artists who would never have been thought of as dancefloor friendly were releasing dance mixes.

Lou Reed released his “New Sensations” album in 1984 and scored an unexpected critical success, the new upbeat and fun Lou would release the singles “I Love You, Suzanne” and “My Red Joystick” from the album, with “My Red Joystick” being remixed by Francois Kevorkian for release in Europe and in the US on a promotional 12″ only.

The post comes from the US RCA Promo 12″.

***New Rip Posted 19 May 2014, Record cleaned with Okki Nokki RCM and stylus upgraded with Ortofon OM2 Blue***

***Full 12″ Now Added***

My Red Joystick (Remixed Version)              5:05

My Red Joystick (Instrumental Version)         5:25

I Love You, Suzanne                                    3:15

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