Saturday, December 17, 2011

VU: I'm sticking with you

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great song by a great band. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish

B. von Traven said...

Yes, I always found it interesting that Lou had non-singer Mo do this song. And I never know whether we're supposed to identify with the singer or not.
The last part--the repated "Oohoh I'm sticking with you"--seems to achieve a kind of grandeur, by degree. Quite an achievement. Wonderfully ambiguous.

Anonymous said...

The Velvets did some extraordinary things. Have you heard some of the early demo tapes of Lou and John Cale recorded in a NYC apartment? Artistically not their best. But, it's fascinating to hear how they evolved very quickly from an awkward country-folk sound to that unbelievable first record.

Anonymous said...

Not impressed, although the Oxbridge evolution of The Pink Floyd Sound was somewhat intriguing, it still amounts to rubbish. It would have been better if they first had their acts together before recording & releasing stuff, like how the Beatles did it.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic band--like no other.

B. von Traven said...

They had stunning range, from simple, childlike tunes to roaring metallic noise--and, most of all, an amazing exploration of lyrical subject matter. I especially appreciate the humanity in Lou's lyrics, much in evidence in such songs as "Sweet Jane" and "Lisa Says." That the band was willing to explore Moe Tucker's ultra-simple drum approach reminds one of Jack White's use of Meg for White Stripes.

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