As subtle as a flying brick.

Songs for Drella

21 years ago, Andy Warhol died of complications from gallbladder surgery. Lou Reed and John Cale, two founding members of the Velvet UndergroundWarhol’s Factory house band — paid tribute to their mentor on the 1990 album Songs for Drella. Edward Lachman‘s recording of a 1991 performance is available on YouTube: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15.

New York Times review; Rolling Stone review (that curiously only credits Reed for the album); Cale-centric commentary on the album; a look back from Brooklyn Heights Blog. Bonus Reed/Cale performances from Saturday Night Live and Letterman.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s