4 October 2021
Two weeks ago album I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground
and Nico came our way, with a group of big rock names honoring the iconic band
and more specific their debut masterpiece LP of 1967.
As it goes with these sorts of albums, some covers work, but mostly it’s about
a couple of exceptions. Yet, here on this tribute of an (almost) uncoverable band
several interpretations actually work. Michael Stipe doing ‘Sunday Morning‘, Sharon
Van Etten turning into a ‘Femme Fatale‘, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney trashing ‘European
Son’, The National‘s maestro Matt Berninger with ‘I’m Waiting For The Man‘ and my
favorite: Kurt Vile‘s pumped up version of ‘Run Run Run’.
Let’s run, roll and rock with Kurt…
The original VU stroke…
Stream full tribute album here.