Friday, March 02, 2012

DBMITW: Velvet Underground

Oh, hey, it's Lou Reed's 70th birthday today. Artists should make their best creative statement with whatever technical skills they have at their disposal at the moment, and Reed is a good example of that. If he put off doing real art until he felt he was an expert vocalist (or even able to sing consistently in tune), none of this music would ever have gotten made. Do whatever you can with the skills you have now.

This probably isn't at the top of most people's list of favorite Velvet Underground, songs but it's one of mine:

Some more conventional favorites after the break:

And my favorite version of Some Kinda Love:

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