A very sweet intro to the Velvets.
They weren’t just about heroin. Anyway, this song is from the 1969 album “The Velvet Underground”. The lead vocal is drummer Maureen Tucker. I, for one, mistook Tucker for a dude for a long time, because she was a very low-key figure, she kind of looked boyish and she went by the name Moe. But, of course, Moe was a trailblazer. The Velvets were to have a girl member who wasn’t a sexual focal point. Nowadays girls and boys rock together all the time, but in the sixties nobody thought a woman could be a drummer or guitarist or bass player in a band with guys. So Moe is really a hero for a lot of the women rocking today.
The video is set to footage of Edie Sedgwick. Poor dead Edie was a Factory habitual at around the same time as the Velvets. She is said to have inspired the song “Femme Fatale”. Doesn’t she look like a really, really stoned baby deer? Like Bambi on acid. I also threw in a live White Stripes cover, with Meg doing the honors. Frankly, she sounds awful, but it’s a nice tribute – one drummer to another.