Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not So Great Unreleased Singles of the 60s

Meant to post this back in May, along with that cool Lou Reed/John Cale b-side from 1965 by The All-Night Workers.

But here's Lou (then doing business as Lewis Reed) in attempted teen idol mode, from 1962, with his self-penned "Merry Go Round." I forget which small label honcho he cut this for, but whoever it was apparently decided that even though it was a bad record, it would fail to sell. (Stole that joke from Nick Tosches, if you must know.)

The track has a certain something, I think, but I'm not quite sure what.