Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Weezer Does "Heroin"


Weezer have recorded a version of The Velvet Underground's classic 'Heroin' for the upcoming film 'Factory Girl'.

Guitarist Brian Bell and drummer Patrick Wilson covered the song - which originally appeared on 1967's 'Velvet Underground & Nico' album - for the film, which portrays the life of Edie Sedgwick.

Speaking about the recording process, Bell said: "Working on this project with Pat was a blast. There was no premeditated plan, no rehearsal, there was barely even a discussion of how to approach this seven-minute ride."

In a statement on the band's official website, he added: "My reservation going into this was that no matter how good it turned out, criticism would soon follow. You can't attempt a rock classic (especially a cult band like the Velvets) and not get a few sneers. But the important thing here is that maybe we might help turn a new generation on to this amazing art rock band and change the perspectives of a few unknowing listeners."
And you thought Lou Reed was mad about this movie before!

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