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(YouTube) Video Erase the sight of Lou Reed in a chicken suit from your memory with the help of the Velvet Underground's Venus In Furs   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2008-03-23 01:54:46 AM  
I liked Devotchka's cover of Venus In Furs (new window) better than the original, actually.
 
2008-03-23 02:10:34 AM  
DewdropsOnTheGrass: I liked Devotchka's cover of Venus In Furs (new window) better than the original, actually.

Hmmm, that was interesting. Hadn't heard it before. VU does seem to inspire some decent covers.

/I'm looking at you, Cowboy Junkies.
 
2008-03-23 08:13:14 AM  
Doesent that song just make you want to slap on a pair of raybans and drop acid. Well it is my day off tommorrow dont mind if I do.
 
2008-03-23 08:14:08 AM  
*doesn't
 
2008-03-23 10:47:33 AM  
Ok here we go on this one.


To all the dumb young clueless farkers who like to hurl accusations of "snobbery" and "hipster-elitist"...etc....on the fark music threads: Here is your big chance!

This is your greatest target of opportunity.

The VELVET UNDERGROUND is the true original hipster icon.

Go ahead children--let it fly!


Ok,ok....I'll do it for you.

"this is weird and stupid"
"that guy's voice sucks"
"why can't the drummer play like Neil Peart or Dream Theater?"
"this sounds like it was recorded in a garage"
"only hipster assholes who like weird obscure crap like this"
"what's wrong with Nickelback?"
.................etc.
 
2008-03-23 11:13:38 AM  
Excuse me, I believe it is 'Sunday Morning' right now, is it not?


/venus in fur was last night and it was very demanding what with all the whip-kissing and knee bending.
//Metal Machine Music cures your hangovers
 
2008-03-23 11:27:18 AM  
Even today that holds up as a very kinky tune. Rock on Lou.
 
2008-03-23 01:17:42 PM  
If you can find it, do listen to the cover by Curt Golden (Guitar Craft Instructor) of Seattle. We used to play it on Krimson News Radio back when that was live.
 
2008-03-23 01:30:42 PM  
craigdamage:
To all the dumb young clueless farkers who like to hurl accusations of "snobbery" and "hipster-elitist"...etc....on the fark music threads: Here is your big chance!

Settle down, Francis.

Love me some VU.
 
2008-03-23 01:39:51 PM  
DewdropsOnTheGrass:

I liked Devotchka's cover of Venus In Furs (new window) better than the original, actually.


Better still, this. I love Lou Reed, but nothing beats John Cale.
 
2008-03-23 02:01:30 PM  
"Lighten up Francis!"


I adore V.U. too.
That is my point.
Here at fark if you embrace non-mainstream artists (Nick Drake,Brian Eno...etc.)
You are a "music snob"


Of course it is not just what you like--it is also if you bash Creed and Nickelback too.
 
2008-03-23 02:33:03 PM  
craigdamage:

"only hipster assholes who like weird obscure crap like this"


You left off my favorite: "Nobody actually likes that shiat, they just say they do because they think it makes them look cool."
 
2008-03-23 03:30:42 PM  
craigdamage:it is also if you bash Creed and Nickelback too.


I don't bash those guys... too easy.
 
2008-03-23 05:58:03 PM  
VU ftw

/not much needs said, just sit back and enjoy
 
2008-03-23 08:27:11 PM  
And who can ever forget VU's appearance on "The Lawrence Welk Show".

Also, "Heroin" from a televised 1972 performance and "Femme Fatale" with vocals by Nico.
 
2008-03-23 10:21:07 PM  
NDP2:

Also, "Heroin" from a televised 1972 performance and "Femme Fatale" with vocals by Nico.


I've seen other clips from that show before. Not really a VU gig per se, but apparently Lou and John Cale had kissed and made up to the extent that could play together on this gig in Spain. Don't know the whole story... anybody? Lou looks pretty strung out to me (those are some seriously droopy eyelids, even by Lou Reed standards), and Nico generally doesn't do anything. Though that is a wonderful performance of Femme Fatale, with Nico looking and sounding quite beautiful.

Like I said, I've watched a few of these clips before, but I don't remember the sound quality being so good. Thanks for pointing me back at them again, NDP2.
 
2008-03-23 11:59:07 PM  
So the song is based on a book about sexual domination and bondage, which I saw performed as a play in Buenos Aires last year. So much nudity! And it turned out that the woman spreading her legs on stage was very famous and well respected film actress in Argentina, with an imdb page and awards and everything. They played this song at the end, and I finally realized what the song was about.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the theatre is very different outside of the U.S.
 
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