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13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests: Edie Sedgwick - It Dont Rain in Beverly Hills :: Crying Girl :: Ingrid Superstar - Eyes In My Smoke :: Lou Reed - I'm Not A Young Man Anymore :: by Dean and Britta
posted by puny human (12 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
You know, I just watch the Lou Reed one over and over again, in the hope that YouTube's video compression doesn't remove wavelengths in the Totally-Badass-And-Cool range of the EM spectrum (I hope my monitor comes through for me here), so that I can get a hot hit of them free radicals and hopefully build some swagger and, hey, maybe some sunglasses too.
posted by invitapriore at 3:56 PM on August 1, 2010


But in all seriousness, Dean and Britta's cover of "I'm Not A Young Man Anymore" is so faithful to the Velvets' sound that I was kicking myself for a long time for not being able to find the bootleg that had the studio version of that tune on it.
posted by invitapriore at 3:58 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Beautiful.
posted by R. Mutt at 3:59 PM on August 1, 2010


I saw a performance of this earlier in the year - it was lovely. I wanted to see more screen tests, with more songs. So haunting and beautiful.
posted by pinky at 5:10 PM on August 1, 2010


Ann Buchanan's screen test is beautiful.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:28 PM on August 1, 2010


I might be in love with Edie.
posted by Brainy at 5:48 PM on August 1, 2010


I like Dean Wareham's easygoing covers, but when it comes to "I'm Not A Young Man Anymore" he doesn't touch the rumbling menace of the original (or at least the version on "Gymnasium," which is the only one I've heard.)
posted by escabeche at 6:03 PM on August 1, 2010


"hopefully build some swagger and, hey, maybe some sunglasses too."

It is true that Lou always had the coolest sunglasses.
posted by puny human at 6:29 PM on August 1, 2010


I might be in love with Edie.

I know I am.
posted by Forktine at 7:44 PM on August 1, 2010


What a cool post, ph. Look forward to checking these when I have the time.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:56 PM on August 1, 2010


One of my girlfriends looked just like Nico. She cut her hair and we split up. But not because of the hair. The end.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:52 AM on August 2, 2010


I might be in love with Edie.

Who isn't or wasn't?
posted by mrgrimm at 9:07 AM on August 2, 2010


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