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The Velvet Underground. Experimental rock noise rock proto-punk art rock. Retrieved March 29, Rolling Stone. Retrieved The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 20, December 11, Paste Media Group. Retrieved August 21, Legends of Rock. Dalmatian Press. October 3, Greenwood Publishing Group. The song is about the sensations produced by intravenous injection of methamphetamine and features a heavily distorted electric bass outro played by John Cale over a single chord. This bass solo Simon Scott Navigare mimics the throbbing, ear-ringing effects experienced during the methamphetamine "rush.
The tune appears on numerous live bootleg albums, and the nearly nine-minute version included on the group's posthumous Live double LP is one of the album's centerpieces. Reed also recorded a live version of the song inwhich featured on his Rock 'n' Roll Animal and Greatest Hits albums. Reed went on to perform the song with several notable musicians, including David BowieMetallica and the Raconteurs.
The song was regularly performed live by David Bowie. Pepper —inspired imagery that was everywhere at the time. Unsurprisingly, the single stiffed, and so few were even pressed that original copies now change hands for hundreds of dollars. But we were banned again. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Edit Wiki. Add your thoughts 15 Comments. There was an error. King of Some Island. Ooh thank you so much, that is better.
Sounds like Reed was asked to come up with something new in the studio. Flag felixnoir on January 06, General Comment "watch that speed freak, gonna shoot it up every night of the week" Gee, hmmm, I wonder what this song is about. It Unknown Artist Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume 3 rare understanding for the The Velvet Underground White LightWhite Heat.
There was a single, the title track coupled with Here She Comes Now. By the fall ofCale was gone. Forced to leave The Velvet Underground White LightWhite Heat group he co-founded, the Welshman embarked on a second career as a producer, composer and solo artist that continues to this day.
The Velvets went back on the road, and soon into the studio, with a new bassist, Doug Yule. They found a new power in quiet and more The Lebron Brothers Orchestra Funky Blues pop on their next two albums, until Reed left in to begin, Charlotte Walters Angel Of Sin Fleurs De Pavots Bleus, his own extraordinary solo life.
The Velvet Underground White LightWhite Heat, without Cale, the Velvets still played Sister Ray. Temptation was their idea of a Motown dance party, with congas and comic asides caught by accident as Reed, Cale and Morrison overdubbed their male-Marvelettes harmony vocals.
They were things we could exploit on stage, flesh out and improvise.
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