Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ronton99, Jul 16, 2012.
Is that Lou trying to sing like an innocent angel?
I COULD be him, but I've never been sure.
I always thought it was Lou..
Lou trying to sing like an angelic Bob Dylan.
Course it's Lou, with Nico on background vocals at the end. Beautiful.
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.
Lou. Who else could it be?
Lou. He could sing like that when he wanted to. I'm glad they didn't turn that song over to Maureen Tucker.
I would have loved a version with Nico on lead vocals.
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.
nico sings towards the end
venn der dawn breaks . ..
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".
Except that those are actually Doug Yule!
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.
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.
According to Wikipedia, the song goes "Cry, Cry, Cry"...
More Velvet Underground threads, please.
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.
Seems like a perfectly reasonable question to ask here. And it sure sounds to me like Lou Reed singing softly.
Huh! Never though it was Lou for some reason!
Well, Lou and Doug do some sweet harmonies on I Found A Reason.
Lou did some "melodic" singing...a lot on the third album on stuff like Jesus and I'm Set Free.
Check out his early doo wop numbers "Merry Go Round" and "Your Love".
They are a hoot, and the vocals are very accomplished!
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.
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.
Slightly off topic but Susanna Hoffs does a breathtaking Sunday Morning
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