Welcome to Sunday morning

It would have been better with Moe Tucker, but you get my point.

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  1. Edward
    Posted June 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Awesome footage. Probably from before Moe was recruited by Sterling.

  2. Posted June 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I believe Moe was already in the band when Sunday Morning was written. The following comes from Wikipedia.

    In late 1966, “Sunday Morning” was the final song to be recorded for The Velvet Underground & Nico. It was requested by Tom Wilson, who thought the album needed another song with lead vocals by Nico with the potential to be a successful single. The final master tape of side one of the album shows “Sunday Morning” only penciled in before “I’m Waiting for the Man”.

    Wilson brought the band into a New York City recording studio in November. The song was written with Nico’s voice in mind by Lou Reed and John Cale on a Sunday morning. The band previously performed it live with Nico singing lead, but when it came time to record it, Lou Reed sang the lead vocal. Nico would instead sing backing vocals on the song.

    Aiming to create a hit for the album, “Sunday Morning” features noticeably more lush and professional production than the rest of the songs on the album. The song’s prominent use of celesta was the idea of John Cale, who noticed the instrument in the studio and decided to use it for the song.

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