Sunday, 21 April 2013
Venus in Furs: The Velvet Undergound
I had forgotten how much I love this song by The Velvet Underground. Inspired by the book Venus in Furs by Leopold Sacher von Masoch, it has wonderful evocative words, haunting melody and vocals, and the dissonance in the harmony gives it that edgy darkness. Lots of versions on You Tube and there seems to be a debate about one of the lines - is it "Plead for me?" or "Bleed for me?" Both work.
Here's a version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHDnAlPDKk