Who sings on "Sunday Morning" by The Velvet Underground?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ronton99, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. ronton99

    ronton99 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Is that Lou trying to sing like an innocent angel?
    I COULD be him, but I've never been sure.
     
  2. svoegtlin

    svoegtlin Forum Resident

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    I always thought it was Lou..
     
  3. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Senior Member

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  4. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Senior Member

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    Lou trying to sing like an angelic Bob Dylan.
     
  5. dino77

    dino77 Forum Resident

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    Course it's Lou, with Nico on background vocals at the end. Beautiful.
     
  6. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Independent Head

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    Wikipedia is turning me into a fact crank. Even if fruitful tangential discussion ensues, I'm incredulous that the OP started a separate thread to crowdsource ferreting out an extremely well-known singing credit that's insanely easy to find out in seconds via a web browser and the same series of tubes you use to post at SH Forums.
     
  7. waxtomcat

    waxtomcat Forum Resident

    Lou. Who else could it be?
     
  8. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

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    Lou. He could sing like that when he wanted to. I'm glad they didn't turn that song over to Maureen Tucker.
     
  9. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    I would have loved a version with Nico on lead vocals.
     
  10. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Senior Member

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    I seem to remember reading that producer Tom Wilson encouraged Lou to write a commercial song for Nico that could be released as a single. Lou showed up at the session with "Sunday Morning", but he insisted on singing it himself.
     
  11. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Senior Member

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    nico sings towards the end
     
  12. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

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    Suuunday mornink,
    venn der dawn breaks . ..
     
  13. reeler

    reeler Forum Resident

    The character of the voice is identifiably Lou Reed. He just tries to sing a little higher. Listen to some of the tracks that he sings a little higher on "loaded".
     
  14. elvissinatra

    elvissinatra Forum Resident

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    Except that those are actually Doug Yule!
     
  15. ronton99

    ronton99 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Go ahead and be incredulous.

    I know that I could have looked it up and taken every word at face value as you seem to think is preferable.

    I've been in a VU mood lately and my main urge was to create some discussion on some music that matters to me, and, in my mind, it is still possible that it could be Cale disguising his voice as easily as it can be Lou's.

    In the future, there will be no new threads on Hoffman because the answer is always pending on Wiki.... Why waste our breath? Dry, dry, dry.
     
  16. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

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    Lou sang best on the mostly accoustic third record. Just amazing songs.

    My peeve about Loaded is that it should have made them huge stars. It was better than Let It Be, which was released about the same time.
     
  17. Mark Kaufman

    Mark Kaufman Forum Resident

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    According to Wikipedia, the song goes "Cry, Cry, Cry"...



    :angel:
     
  18. More Velvet Underground threads, please. :goodie:
     
  19. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

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    Off topic fun fact: I read that Sweet Jane was written in Seattle while VU was on one of their short tours. I've always thought that was cool.
     
  20. Joe N

    Joe N Forum Resident

    Seems like a perfectly reasonable question to ask here. And it sure sounds to me like Lou Reed singing softly.
     
  21. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    Huh! Never though it was Lou for some reason!
     
  22. dino77

    dino77 Forum Resident

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  23. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

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    The tape is slightly sped up on this song, which probably contributes to Lou sounding a little younger (or more like Leonard Cohen).

    The Velvets supposedly played it live with Nico singing lead, but it's not among the recordings I've run into.
     
  24. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Independent Head

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    1) I'm the one who called himself a crank. I was pre-berated before you administered this licking.

    2) I guess I should have picked up on the heartfelt yearning to discuss "Sunday Morning" that was lurking behind your trivia-question facade. Sorry I harshed your mellow.
     
  25. antonkk

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