Beck Records Velvet Underground’s ‘Waiting for My Man’

Who hasn’t heard or cited The Velvet Underground as one of their musical or cultural influences?  I think I started wearing sunglasses in Scotland not because of the weather, but because everyone on the cover of the 1st velvet underground record I bought wore them. And they were cool, and I wanted to be.

Beck’s Record Club project which includes Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and Icelandinc “special guest” Thorunn Magnusdottir — have covered the seminal Velvet Underground song, “I’m Waiting For The Man.”

Per Beck, with this cover “everyone untunes their instruments and nigel thrashes a dx-7, coaxing sounds hitherto unheard from the 80’s power ballad beast.”

Nothing more to be said. Enjoy. (btw, the video effects are intentional, please do not adjust your set)

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~ by john on July 2, 2009.

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