mandag 7. november 2011

Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man

This is simply drug music, but fortunately it's possible to listen to the Velvet Underground classic "I'm Waiting For The Man" without using drugs yourself. The song is about a heroin addict waiting to score, and is of course lifted from the band's classic 1967 debut The Velvet Underground & Nico. To me, this is one of Lou Reed's very best songs, a frantic, desperate piece of big city, urban music, recorded at a time we like to dress in technicolor and flowers, but that is far more accurate and truthful in stark black and white - like this song sounds.

Watch and listen

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