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26 December 2021

Last September I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico came our way, with a battery of big rock names honoring the iconic New York City band
and more specifically their debut masterpiece LP of 1967.

As it goes with these sorts of albums, some are good, but most of them are dud. But
here on this tribute of an (almost) uncoverable band several interpretations actually
sound damn fine. Like Sharon Van Etten turning into a ‘Femme Fatale‘, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney trashing ‘European Son’, Kurt Vile running, and The National‘s maestro Matt Berninger with ‘I’m Waiting For The Man‘.

My favorite: Michael Stipe doing the LP’s opening
track, the Reed/Cale classic Sunday Morning.

Sunday morning and I’m falling
I’ve got a feeling I don’t want to know
Early dawning, Sunday morning
It’s all the streets you crossed, not so long ago

C’mon, Michael…

The full tribute

(photo Stipe: cover of his single ‘Your Caprious Soul’)

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