Drew's appreciation for 'The Velvet Underground & Nico.' As we continue to celebrate the album's importance in rock history 50 years after it flopped, I thought of the bevy of bands through the generations that have been influenced by the 11 songs on the album. Here are a few from the '80s who dared to put their own spins on perfection.
Strawberry Switchblade - "Sunday Morning"
("Since Yesterday" 12" B-side)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "I'm Waiting For The Man"
("Messages" 10" B-side)
Tracey Thorn - "Femme Fatale"
(from 'A Distant Shore')
Echo & the Bunnymen - "Run Run Run (Live)"
(from 'Crystal Days' box set)
R.E.M. - "There She Goes Again"
("Radio Free Europe" B-side, 1983 version)
The Primitives - "I'll Be Your Mirror"
("Sick of It" 12" B-side)
Slightly off the topic of 'The Velvet Underground & Nico,', but I can't resist playing my favorite VU cover. Probably helps that I love the original to bits.
The Feelies - "What Goes On"
(from 'Only Life')
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