Best Velvet Underground Songs
This song along with Lennons Cold Turkey are the 2 most harrowing songs about smack...
With Reeds guitar & Mo Tuckers drums perfectly encapsulating the junkies trip...
From the initial junkie nod as the music solemnly & quietly begins its steady progression to the full on rush of the smack...
Jerking the addict from his drug induced stupor, to the final frenzied rush of the addict realizing death is virtually seconds away...
Every time I hear this song I always feel compelled to take the needle away from the addict...
Music that is more powerful than it has right to be...
VU greatest piece of music
It's so different from any song ever. It describes perfectly a concept and makes you feel so many emotions with only two chords. Lou's singing it's way more awesome in this song with that rushing-dragging...
In conclusion, why would you do heroin if you can listen to this song?
Number one song, closely followed by Venus in furs. I've never done heroin per se, but from my personal experiences with similar substances, there is no doubt that this masterpiece captures the essence of smack.
Really the best song, I think. It's the perfect song to listen to when you're in your bed, awake, just feeling good... I LOVE IT!
Should be first. A calm and relaxing song.
Perfect as a opening track or could have been a perfect closer...either way it is Nicos high point w / VU
A brilliant snap shot of what could have been...
Velvets were never more radio accessible than on Sweet Jane & Rock And Roll...
VU music is brilliant, as usual, but there is a transendient majesty that lies beneath these 2 songs
Why I don't understand why not are the number one! Awesome song! The best of the velvet by far! Amazing guitar solo
The best then pale blue eyes.
One of the most sexiest rock songs I have ever heard. Lou Reed sounds so sexy when he says...
" Her mind furs, adorn, imperious"
And when he says...
" Taste the whip in love not given lightly. Taste the whip now pleaadd foor mee.
A disturbing musical tapestry of the dark underground realities of fetishes & S&M
How can this song not be on the top?
I mean it's the best song in the world till date.
Lou Reed is a Musical Genius!
This song may not be the "best" but this is simply beautiful and that's all that should matter.
Beautiful, beautiful... Such a sweet melody but it made me bawl my eyes out.
Pushed the limits of rock n roll as a genre, walking the fine line at most times between a long rock epic and a simple 'noise rock' jam. Lou and Sterling's guitar licks are strong, almost as if competing for the spotlight in the song. Cale's organ keeps things interesting and freaky, and Moe Tucker's drums keep everything from descending into pure chaos. The best 17 min song you'll find, mini version is best.
Perfect. Changed my kind 180 degrees of what I thought was rock and roll.
It's different of everything I've heard before. It's Velvet's craziest song
Probably my favorite. love waiting for the man (and many others) too but I can't listen on repeat like I can to this.
Beautiful, well composed
A really good song for the time.
A happy song about how rock and roll saved his life. So underrated
My favourite is Heroin, but as Femme Fatale is my second, I can't stand seeing it so low on the list
This is the most sweet song ever written. It should be in the top in my humble opinion, my favorite song from the velvets.
Come on, this is the best Velvet Underground song! It has got a whole new level of mysticism and beauty! Makes me wanna listen to it, again and again!
I'm Waiting for the Man is my favourite VU song, but this comes close. John Cale said White Light/White Heat was anti-beauty, but I think this is about as beautiful as VU, or many other bands get. Although the lyrics are somewhat disturbing, the music and the singing, as well as the melody, which has echoes of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" are amazing.
This song feels like an entity of its own. It's unlike any Velvet Underground song ever recorded, it's like a dark, twisted nursery rhyme. I can't even describe how I feel during this song as it makes me both blissfully happy, and utterly depressed. It's their most beautiful song, and one of the best closing tracks of all time.
This is the most ahead of its time song of all time.
This song is definitely deserving of being amongst they're best, it's a travesty that it's not even in the top 10!
In my opinion, it deserves to be in top 10 for sure! Please listen this if you haven't
One of sweetest guitar solo ever!
The way the song uses the double meaning of Alaska as a name and a place at the end is brilliant! It's SO COLD IN Alaska!
Completely overlooked song. Should be at least top 20.