VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE: Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes: 3X CD

Culled from shows performed on the West Coast in 1969, these three discs comprise nearly four hours of live performances and almost all of it sucks. Lou Reed appears to have left his hard hipster sensibilities in New York and embraced the mood of the time and place, for the shows recorded in San Francisco have a folky, singer-song writer aspect that is beyond lame. Unless your idea of fun is listening to three 30-minute versions of “Sister Ray,” you better run, run, run, run, run like hell away from this one.

 –jim (Universal)