November 25, 2009

John Cale: On The Velvet Underground in Uncut

Uncut December 2009

John Cale is interviewed in the December issue of UK music magazine Uncut about the Velvet Underground. He was furious when Lou Reed changed the first line of Heroin:

"I thought he blew it completely. It was such a good song once. The whole song was much more powerful with the original opening line, that positive statement. 'I know where I'm going.' You're committed when you do that. When he sang, 'I don't know where I am going,' Lou was stepping back into folk music, turning into Joan Baez again."


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