The Velvet Underground's White Light White Heat
July 23, 2004 6:32 AM   Subscribe

The Velvet Underground's White Light White Heat played on banjo, bass guitar, ruler, music box, violin, toy piano, electric guitar, accordion, squeezebox, euphonium, ukulele, kazoo, xylophone, pixiphone, uumskither, mbira, pod, delay, turntable and percussion.
posted by ubueditor (8 comments total)
somebody got a mirror? soooooo slow.
posted by drgonzo at 7:00 AM on July 23, 2004

This guy is awesome! Thanks for this link.
posted by eastlakestandard at 7:22 AM on July 23, 2004

Imagine all the instruments listed above plus a pedal steel and a shirtless, bra-wearing fat guy playing a washboard, fronted by a tone-deaf AIDS-ragged transvestite with 5-day stubble whose croaking would embarass a bullfrog, all performing old UV, Bob Dylan, Doris Day and Judy Garland songlists, and you would have what was once the Opal Fox Quartet.

Rest in peace, Benjamin Smoke.
posted by mischief at 9:03 AM on July 23, 2004

Mischief, that was indeed gorgeous stuff, especially that, joint-in-hand, "Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song" finale.
I got to see their very first show, in Athens, GA, courtesy of my boyfriend at the time, who worked with two of the guys from the band. hands down the best thing to come out of that relationship...
posted by lilboo at 9:28 AM on July 23, 2004

Arrgh. Yeah, a mirror would be good. Took forever to download and all the songs seem to be portions (end abruptly). Are they full songs for everyone else?
posted by dobbs at 9:43 AM on July 23, 2004

dobbs - I haven't gotten any of them to download; in fact, they seem to just stop at some point. Are you sure your downloads are complete?
posted by aaronetc at 10:03 AM on July 23, 2004

aaronetc, they all get to 100% download but when I play the songs they all end in the middle.

If anyone got them fully downloaded, email them to me and I'll post on my site. I've liked what I heard.
posted by dobbs at 10:27 AM on July 23, 2004

Mirror [thanks to lilboo for sending some of the files]
posted by dobbs at 12:45 PM on July 24, 2004

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