Leote Rec #15: Sister Ray

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Sister Ray, tema  original dos The Velvet Underground, incluido no LP White Light / White Heat (1967): cerca de 17 minutos de free-rock distorcido (sem guitarra baixo), gravado em take directo e o tema  favorito da banda para final de concerto.


Lou Reed -Vocals, Guitar
John Cale - Vox Continental Organ
Sterling Morrison - Fender Stratocaster Guitar
Maureen Tucker - Drums

"Sister Ray was done as a joke—no, not as a joke—but it has eight characters in it and this guy gets killed and nobody does anything. It was built around this story that I wrote about this scene of total debauchery and decay. I like to think of Sister Ray as a transvestite smack dealer. The situation is a bunch of drag queens taking some sailors home with them, shooting up on smack and having this orgy when the police appear."

Poucas bandas se aventuraram numa versão de Sister Ray, mas existem algumas excepções. Neste podcast podemos ouvir algumas delas:

Lou Reed (live, 1973)
Suicide (live, 1978)
Joy Division (live, 1980)
The Feelies (live, 1983)
Sisters of Mercy (live, 1984)
Badgeman (1990)
Ergo Phizmiz (2004)

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