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A Different V.U. (2-cd set)

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Jonathan Richman  Velvet Underground  buy on itunes
The Feelies  What Goes On  buy on itunes
Nirvana  Here She Comes Now  buy on itunes
Bettie Serveert  Beginning To See The Light  buy on itunes
Big Star  Femme Fatale  buy on itunes
Buffalo Tom  All Tomorrow's Parties  buy on itunes
David Bowie  White Light/White Heat  buy on itunes
Echo & The Bunnymen  Run Run Run  buy on itunes
Luna  Ride Into The Sun  buy on itunes
R.E.M.  There She Goes Again  buy on itunes
Mott The Hoople  Sweet Jane  buy on itunes
Teenage Fanclub  Who Loves The Sun  buy on itunes
Phish  Rock & Roll  buy on itunes
The Primitives  I'll Be Your Mirror  buy on itunes
Yo La Tengo  It's Alright (The Way That You Live)  buy on itunes
Joy Division  Sister Ray  buy on itunes
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Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Motorcycle Boy  Run Run Run  buy on itunes
Teenage Fanclub  Femme Fatale  buy on itunes
David Bowie  I'm Waiting For The Man  buy on itunes
Secret Square  Candy Says  buy on itunes
Chapter House  Lady Godiva's Operation  buy on itunes
Bettie Serveert  Stephanie Says  buy on itunes
Galaxie 500  Here She Comes Now  buy on itunes
Jazz Butcher  Sweet Jane  buy on itunes
Yo La Tengo  I Found A Reason  buy on itunes
James  Sunday Morning  buy on itunes
Echo & The Bunnymen  Heroin  buy on itunes
R.E.M.  Pale Blue Eyes  buy on itunes
The Soft Boys  Train Round The Bend  buy on itunes
Rainy Day  I'll Be Your Mirror  buy on itunes
Phish  Cool It Down  buy on itunes
The Feelies  White Light/White Heat  buy on itunes
Yo La Tengo  I'm Set Free  buy on itunes
Pansy Division  Femme Fatale  buy on itunes
Modern Lovers  Foggy Notion  buy on itunes
Bettie Serveert  After Hours  buy on itunes

Comment:

A 2-cd collection of Velvet Underground covers, a mandatory part of every hip band's repertoire (alongside the obligatory Big Star, Stooges, Neil Young, and/or Wire covers). A fair amount of duplication (though perhaps a bit less than on my comparable Big Star and Neil Young tributes); I've got nearly as many versions of "Femme Fatale" in my collection as I do covers of "Thirteen" (at least Pansy Division takes a bit of creative license by changing genders). A few of these come from the out-of-print Heaven & Hell VU tribute (domestic version); I'd kill for a copy of the import version (a.k.a. Fifteen Minutes) and the more recent (but also out-of-print) Rabid Chords VU tribute.
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mames
Date: 5/20/2003
Absolutely lovely.
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mames
Date: 5/20/2003
P.S.: There is a stunning cover of "All Tomorrow's Parties" out there by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Kicking Against The Pricks--their covers album. Good stuff.
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p the swede
Date: 5/20/2003
a exemplary addiction to your big star tribute
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Sean Lally
Date: 5/20/2003
Are there any tunes here you like as much as (or more than) the originals? The Feelies cover is great. As is Galaxie 500's and Rainy Day's.
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popkulcher (Marc Fagel)
Date: 5/20/2003
I don't know if there are any striking improvements (or re-workings). The Feelies' take on "White Light/White Heat" is nice because it's bright and driving whereas the original was too muddy; Motorcycle Boy (no, haven't a clue who they are, they just showed up on a compilation) add a nice Jesus & Mary Chain-type beat to "Run Run Run"; and Pansy Division's "Femme Fatale" is kinda fun (though really just changing "she" to "he"). I actually think Phish did an excellent run through the Loaded album, my least favorite VU album and the one most benefitted by some relaxed jamming; their take on "Sweet Jane" is particularly rousing, though I omitted it here to minimize duplication.
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Moe
Date: 5/21/2003
Outstanding work once again chief. You obviously know your stuff. The Motorcycle Boy (not to be confused with the LA punk band) were an offshoot of the fabulous Shop Assistants. They recorded several singles and an unreleased album before calling it quits.
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casey12345
Date: 7/21/2003
you should definitely here cat power's i found a reason

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