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Old 11-27-2007, 02:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Song is so good. I remember the first time hearing it, completely floored by it.
I'm bumping this just because I listened to this album the other day, and Venus In Furs still kicks my ass
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Giving this one more bump in case the newbies haven't seen it.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I forget who said it, but someone told me Maureen Tucker was more attractive than Nico.

I disagreed.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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when I first heard this it was tough to get past the songs with Nico's singing. I love 'Sunday Morning', 'Venus In Furs', and 'Heroin'. 'All Tomorrow's Parties' sticks with me too.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sunday Morning is by far my favorite song. Its so melodic, peaceful but satirical, the lazy guitar solo is so relaxing. This is one of his best vocal jobs with V.U.. Also, Venus in Furs, Heroin, I'm Waiting For My Man, Femme Fatale are all great as well.

I like how this album is brutally honest, new ideas, and mixes German influences (Nico) with Indian influences (Venus in Furs, Heroin) with the current music they had a created a masterpiece. Truly a classic album and symbol of 1967.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:00 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I like how this album is brutally honest, new ideas, and mixes German influences (Nico) with Indian influences (Venus in Furs, Heroin) with the current music they had a created a masterpiece. Truly a classic album and symbol of 1967.
Extremely well put and so succinct I'm chartreuse with envy. How do you feel about the rest of the VU disco'?
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Extremely well put and so succinct I'm chartreuse with envy. How do you feel about the rest of the VU disco'?
White Light/Heat is one of those controversial albums where it's sort of like a test - whether you are a diehard VU fan or not. Most of my friends dislike this album.

I always liked it though. It's like a 'disaster album' where they played something that no one ever really did before. This is one of the first musically 'ferocious' albums ever made apart from crazy jazzmen (I believe). White Light/White Heat is the most accessible and probably most people's favorite, but I am a huge fan of 'Here She Comes Now' and 'The Gift'. The Gift almost is the epitome of early VU lyrics, where it sounds like a regular song but if you look deep and listen to the lyrics it's one of the most depressing songs ever. The guy went to surprise his GF and gets cut in half - I mean what's worse than that.

I think this is just a step below the debut because of the lack of Nico (love her voice) and its a wee bit unlistenable at times. But if you can appreciate the experimental stuff they were doing, it's an another amazing album.

I need to listen to their 3rd album again because I haven't listened to it in awhile, but I thought it was a drastic change because Cale left they band and most his innovativeness left the band. Coming soon though.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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White Light/White Heat is their best I think, then their self-titled then VU&Nico. Sister Ray is possibly my favorite riff though.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Great review. I love their debut and White Light/White Heat almost equally, though lately I've been leaning towards White Light/White Heat.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks streetwaves

I'm not a White Light kinda guy. I will listen to it every now and then but I'm mostly impartial.
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