Thursday, August 12, 2010

An Early (And Somewhat Narcissistic) Clue to the New Direction

From 1967, and the epochal The Velvet Underground and Nico album, please enjoy one of Lou Reed's best early songs, the quite lovely "I'll Be Your Mirror."

The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine
You know, I love that album AND that song, but I must admit -- with a degree of embarrassment, for sure -- that there are days when I hear Nico's atonal croaking and I want to use Harvey Korman's great line from Blazing Saddles -- "Shut up, you Teutonic twat."

In any case, as always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader to glean the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.