Is Heroin anyone elses least favorite track? It seems like that's a lot of peoples favorites, but I just find it sonically to be lackluster compared to the other songs. Also Nico songs are most of my favorite songs so I might just be weird. I guess general VU thread too
Nico or lou?
Really? I felt like it was the most accesible song. songs like Venus in furs and Im Waiting for my Man feature simple, seemingly straightforward songs under interesting textures and instrumentation. I dunno. Maybe I should listen to it more as somehow im new to VU. why do you think Heroin is their best?
It's very sparse and minimalistic, and it builds up and comes down every verse in a really interesting and original way. Also it conveys a real feeling of opiates and Lou sounds really connected to the music in this particular song.
There's no other song like it, and that's very rare.
Heroin made me really uncomfortable when I heard it for the first time as a preteen, sure it just has two chords but the lyrics and noisy violin make it anything but accessible
How could it be the most accessible with Sunday Morning, I'll Be Your Mirror and Femme Fatale on the same album
It's one of my favorites but I can see how it would be someone's least favorite. Except for I'll Be Your Mirror, the ones Nico sings lead on are some of my least favorite.
Pale Blue Eyes or I'm Set Free. From this album probably Sunday Morning
>Nico or Lou?
Lou Reed of course. He wrote or co-wrote pretty much every TVU song.
Ya I can see that. I guess its just the more sporadic structure and the tempo changes just make it not seem to fit that well. It sort of works as a climax with the noisy bit at the end, but it just kind of exhausts me lol
She's the reason I'm listening to VU. I really love her solo work.
Does anyone know any albums that sound as intimate and personal as this one? Or just anything that has a similar vibe.
Live bootleg of a whiskey a gogo show from 1968 my uncle gave me. Pissed that their tapes are getting a remastered released so all the plebfags will get to listen to them.
> Fav Song
Pale Blue Eyes=Venus In Furs = Waiting for the Man
>Nico or Lou?
Lou. Saw him live, stoned out of his mind and based as fuck. Great night. Also dig John Cale Solo.