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Femme Fatale – blast from several pasts

Paul, · Categories: General

Was mourning the closing of the Daily Grind (for remodeling they will be back) and speculating on what Pepper’s will be like in its new location while working from Jack Spratt’s with Don and Ken when the REM version of Lou Reed’s song, “Femme Fatale,” came on the sound system.

I knew it was familiar. I knew it way back as sung by Nico of the Andy Warhol sponsored Velvet Underground featuring Lou Reed and John Cale.

Sure enough I found a version of Nico and the Velvets doing a live version of the song on YouTube — and a recent version live by Lou Reed in which Lou mocks Nico a little before getting into the song.

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