Friday, April 11, 2014

Drink a Toast to Never

Earlier in the blog, Curt bid farewell to the iconic Lou Reed. His fellow Velvet Underground member, Mo Tucker, was an equally epochal 60's figure. Often mistaken in the early days for a male because of her short locks, Maureen was known to substitute her drum set with metal garbage cans for live performances. Tucker would fade into family life, working for a Georgia Wal-Mart distribution center, before being summoned back for the 1992-3 VU Europe reunion tour. Back in its glory days, the band would occasionally give her a chance to test her pipes. Shifting gears from her usual garage sound, Mo adopts a 20’s timbre in the lo-fi “Close the Door” (as visually interpreted by Edie Sedgwick).

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