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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Oct 31, 2020.
As Brian Eno once told an interviewer, "I was talking to Lou Reed the other day and he said that the first Velvet Underground record sold 30,000 copies in the first five years...[but] I think everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band!"
(I'm guilty as charged on both counts, to be honest.)
I don't have a link to it but there is a live version Lou Reed did with David Bowie out there that is just killer.
EDIT: Right on time Buzzgrowl!
The received wisdom is that the Beatles and the Stones made the templates for all the rock that came after. For me it was the Velvets and the Stooges.
Imagine a world without Sweet Jane . . .
you should have a listen to if you don’t have it already, the Matrix Tapes recorded live in LA, taken directly off the mixing board, it’s brilliant...Lou at the top of his game, recorded on tour of the Loaded album.
Stooges, and maybe The Doors ?
Nah, sorry, I don't buy the Doors.
That one is killer, also the Max's show is one to get.
I sing that every time I have to pick someone up at the airport! Over and over.
I made my band guys learn it and we did it Exactly Once.
There is also a version by Bowie on his double CD live BBC collection, a great set btw!
Same here! I wanted to play it, our percussionist sang it great at the gig, and the other guys kinda made disapproving faces and we never did it again haha!
Here's a version that you might like live in a small club with plenty of Lou-Lou's charm.
I used to play this, on an old Hofner, at drunken student parties, 30 years ago.
A timeless classic, not the preserve of any cultural or age group.
(I wish I was still a drunk student- often!)
I really enjoy this version, as if they were no longer waiting for, but in fact had already seen the man.
I think Lou adds some new verses on this one, something about "times are getting heavy, I'm so sad..."
i heard this friday on my mp3 player!
I'm digging the tempo, and the loping R&B-style on the fills/leads
I know all these kind of chops ( many years now), but I wish I could play this free and relaxed- really go with the flow
Pre VU, John Cale and Lou would go busking and play Lou's songs. Can you imagine walking down the street and seeing a guy playing a voila and another playing a guitar and singing Waiting for the Man or Heroin? I have finally thought of the first place I'd go if I had a time machine!