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Old 10-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #46
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Anyone else got any popular bands doing Lou Reed covers to share? Don't feel like bothering with the original material.
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Coldplay -- Perfect day (Lou Reed) - YouTube
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #48
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Well, there's always this certified classic:

Morrissey - Satellite of love ( Lou Reed Cover) HQ - YouTube

That's more of a U2 cover though.
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Anyone else got any popular bands doing Lou Reed covers to share? Don't feel like bothering with the original material.
Careful, you do not want me to show you Marky Mark & His Funky Bunch
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:17 PM   #52
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Real talk though, I had my 8,000th listen to VU&N today and was just as enthralled as all the other listens. I'm really only familiar with VU, none of Reed's solo output. Gonna have to remedy that with the recommendations in this thread.
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Anyone else got any popular bands doing Lou Reed covers to share? Don't feel like bothering with the original material.
No, but I have my own feelings to share re: Velvet Underground and Nico:


Of the many impressive facets of the Velvet Underground's debut, perhaps the most impressive of all is how completely undated it sounds. While those who followed in the VU's footsteps often sounded retro -- often purposefully so -- this gritty, thirty-five year-old creation seems not to have aged a day.

Polydor's latest double-disc reissue collects both the mono and stereo mixes of the original album, digitally remastered, and adds contemporaneous singles and a quintet of VU-powered tracks from Nico's subsequent "Chelsea Girl" album. The package is enveloped in a foldout digipack (with or without peelable banana artwork), with a thick booklet that includes newly penned liner notes from Dave Thompson, photos, song lyrics and recording credits.

Of particular interest to U.S. buyers is the mono album mix, previously available only outside the U.S. This is the band's vision of the album, later remixed into stereo by MGM staff producer (and, at the time, Simon & Garfunkel producer) Tom Wilson. The mono version is tougher, and in the opinion of the band's label at the time, too limiting for American audiences (both for its intensity, and for the US's burgeoning interest in stereo). The difference in atmosphere is a terrific lesson in how mixing affects an album, and how visceral mono recordings can be.

The bonus tracks include five sides waxed by Nico with the original lineup of the Velvet Underground for her solo debut. Recorded in April 1967, they followed the band's original recording dates by exactly a year (the VU debut, recorded in April 1966, did not see release until March of the following year). The songs, from Reed, Cale and Sterling Morrison are rendered lightly, with strings and flutes (apparently much to Nico's displeasure), a minimum of Reed's guitar, and no drums. The VU's more ferocious and dissonant side really only turns up on "It Was a Pleasure Then." Combining these sides with the original album provides a nice opportunity to listen to the original VU lineup's entire ouevre.

The singles offer a chance to hear "All Tomorrow's Parties" shaved down from it's original 5:58 to a 45's worth of 2:49. Less radically, the single release of "I'll Be Your Mirror" resolves with a chord, rather than a fade as on the album. Even more minor is the two seconds of what seems to be engineer's chatter (announcing the tape roll) that precedes the single release of "Sunday Morning." The fetishism of collecting these minute differences seems like a natural fit for VU fans.

Those looking to hear this watershed album for the first time will likely be just as happy with the single-disc 1996 reissue. For those who've loved (and lived) this album over the last thirty-five years, the opportunity to view it from a new angle shouldn't be passed up.
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Well said.
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Couldn't have said it better if I was an Amazon reviewer myself.
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Haha, I forgot all about that guy. That was great. The comments are hilarious.
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In case anyone needed another reason to check out Set The Twilight Reeling:

Lou Reed Riptide (HQ) - YouTube


The whole album isn't this heavy, but it has a good number of great songs.
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Also, didn't realize this was online:

Rock and Roll Heart -- Lou Reed Documentary (American Masters) - YouTube


Could have been longer, but very well done.
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