The Velvet Underground European Son with Lyrics in Description



Track 11 from their debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” released in 1967 copyright Verve Records. Formed in New York City by Lou Reed and John Cale, they caught the interest of pop artist Andy Warhol. He took them under his wing, becoming a mentor and producer. Their music was experimental and alternative, combining the avant-garde with rock ‘n’ roll. The only problem was, no one cared. Their albums were dismissed by critics and sold poorly. Decades later, the band is now celebrated as being hugely influential to those that followed, and the earliest example of what would become punk rock. Nico, a German singer and model, and a friend of Warhol’s, is featured on three songs. Written by Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison & Maureen Tucker and produced by Andy Warhol & Tom Wilson. RIP Tom Wilson, Andy Warhol, Nico, Sterling Morrison & Lou Reed. Featuring:

Lou Reed – Lead vocals, lead guitar, ostrich guitar, background vocals & sound effects
John Cale – Electric viola, piano, bass, celesta, background vocals & sound effects
Sterling Morrison – Lead & rhythm guitars, bass & background vocals
Maureen Tucker – Drums & percussion
Special Guest:
Nico – Lead & background vocals

You killed your European son
You spit on those under twenty-one
But now your blue cars are gone
You better say so long
Hey, hey, bye, bye, bye

You made your wallpapers green
You want to make love to the scene
Your European son is gone
You’d better say so long
Your clown’s bid you goodbye

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