Editors’ Notes Released in 1992, Between Thought and Expression sums up Lou Reed's career to the late '80s, featuring a generous look at the ups and downs of a career lived on the margins but ignoring 1989's classic New York. Though he's had the occasional hit single ("Walk on the Wild Side") and written many classics ("Heroin," "Sweet Jane," "Satellite of Love," "Coney Island Baby," "Kill Your Sons"), Reed has never been a mainstream artist. With The Velvet Underground and as a soloist, he's pursued an idiosyncratic path all over the musical map. His lyrics can be insightful or painfully blunt and flat. Here, "Vicious" is glam rock at its most brutal. "Caroline Says," "The Kids," and "Sad Song" represent the heart of his most critically revered album, Berlin. "Street Hassle" is an essential epic. "Metal Machine Music" is a pure prank or a stroke of genius. "The Blue Mask" and "Waves of Fear" make essential use of guitarist Robert Quine. "My Friend George" and "Doin' the Things That We Want To" are surprising odes of tenderness from the Long Island–to–NYC street punk. 

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I Can't Stand It
1
2:35
 
Lisa Says
2
5:33
 
Ocean
3
5:06
 
Walk On the Wild Side
4
4:13
 
Satellite of Love
5
3:39
 
Vicious
6
2:56
 
Caroline Says - I
7
3:56
 
How Do You Think It Feels
8
3:42
 
Oh Jim
9
5:11
 
Caroline Says - II
10
4:12
 
The Kids
11
7:51
 
Sad Song
12
7:08
 
Sweet Jane
13
7:57
 
Kill Your Sons
14
3:37
 
Coney Island Baby
15
6:37
 
Nowhere At All
1
3:15
 
Kicks
2
6:02
 
Downtown Dirt
3
4:17
 
Rock and Roll Heart
4
3:06
 
Vicious Circle
5
2:51
 
Temporary Thing
6
5:15
 
Real Good Time Together
7
3:21
 
Leave Me Alone
8
5:32
 
Heroin
9
12:19
 
Here Comes the Bride
10
6:06
 
Street Hassle
11
10:59
 
Metal Machine Music
12
1:32
 
The Bells
13
6:31
 
America (Star Spangled Banner)
1
2:49
 
Think It Over
2
3:26
 
Teach the Gifted Children
3
3:14
 
The Gun
4
3:41
 
The Blue Mask
5
5:03
 
My House
6
5:25
 
Waves of Fear
7
4:13
 
Little Sister
8
6:07
 
Legendary Hearts
9
3:24
 
The Last Shot
10
3:22
 
New Sensations
11
5:45
 
My Friend George
12
3:56
 
Doin' the Things That We Want To
13
3:55
 
The Original Wrapper
14
3:40
 
Video Violence
15
5:34
 
Tell It to Your Heart
16
5:13
 
Voices of Freedom
17
5:16
 

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