Mistrial (album)

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Mistrial
Studio album by Lou Reed
Released June 26, 1986
Recorded 1986
The Power Station, New York City
Genre Hard Rock, new wave
Length 39:12
Label RCA
Producer Lou Reed,
Fernando Saunders
Lou Reed chronology
City Lights
(1985)
Mistrial
(1986)
New York
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B[3]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[5]

Mistrial is the fourteenth solo album by rock musician Lou Reed, issued by RCA Records. A music video was created for the song "No Money Down" that featured an animatronic Lou Reed.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lou Reed.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Mistrial" – 3:20
  2. "No Money Down" – 3:09
  3. "Outside" – 3:02
  4. "Don't Hurt a Woman" – 3:59
  5. "Video Violence" – 5:35

Side two[edit]

  1. "Spit It Out" – 3:39
  2. "The Original Wrapper" – 3:37
  3. "Mama's Got a Lover" – 4:12
  4. "I Remember You" – 3:13
  5. "Tell It to Your Heart" – 5:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Lou Reed - vocals, lead, power & rhythm guitar
  • Eddie Martinez - rhythm guitar
  • Fernando Saunders - bass, drum programming, background vocals, rhythm guitar on "Tell It To Your Heart" and "Don't Hurt A Woman", piano on "I Remember You", bass synthesizer and percussion on "Outside"
  • Rick Bell - tenor saxophone on "No Money Down"
  • J.T. Lewis - drums, percussion
  • Sammy Merendino - percussion, drum programming
  • Jim Carroll - background vocals on "Video Violence"
  • Rubén Blades - background vocals on "I Remember You" & "Tell It To Your Heart"
  • Sylvia Reed - cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Mistrial (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (January 12, 1992). "Lou Reed's Recordings: 25 Years Of Path-breaking Music". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 1, 1986). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dickson, Dave (29 May 1986). "Lou Reed 'Mistrial'". Kerrang! 121. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Fricke, David (1986-06-19). "Lou Reed: Mistrial : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 3 September 2011.