Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday night video

If Velvet Underground had not existed, we might never have seen the punk movement of the 70s or the grunge movement of the late 80s and early 90s. Lou Reed, John Cage and Nico put together one of the most influential bands in history, while remaining one of the least appreciated by the general public. This song was recorded but unreleased by Velvet Underground, only to show up later on the Lou Reed solo effort "Transformer." Since Lou Reed is one of my favorite songwriters, I wanted to share with you the original (though released later) "Satellite of Love." Hope you all enjoy this one, it's definitely one of my favorites.

By the way, this song has been covered brilliantly by such folks as The Eurythmics, Milla Jovavich and, most notably, U2.


Kar0321 said...

Great song! The Velvet Underground is always in my rotation. What was that quote about them, something to the effect that, they only sold a few thousand records, but seemingly everyone who bought one started a band.

Mark K. to his house-mate, the Mission Man.

Mission Man said...

That's right, Mark! I love that quote!