Label: Seal On Velvet - VELVECD 14 • Format: CD Album • Country: Finland • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul • Style: Vocal
The song concerns drug use, violence, homosexuality, and transvestism. Reed said of the lyrics: "'Sister Ray' was done as a joke—no, not as a joke, but it has eight characters in it and this guy gets killed and Until There Was You - Veeti & The Velvets - Brother Rap And Sister Soul does anything.
It was built around this story that I wrote about this scene of total debauchery and decay. I like to think of 'Sister Ray' as a transvestite smack dealer. The situation is a bunch of drag Until There Was You - Veeti & The Velvets - Brother Rap And Sister Soul taking some sailors home with them, shooting up on smack and having this orgy when the police appear. The band agreed to accept whatever faults occurred during recording, resulting in over seventeen minutes of improvised material.
The song was recorded with Reed providing lead vocals and guitar, Morrison on guitar, and Tucker on drums, while Cale plays an organ routed through a distorted guitar amplifier. Morrison remarked that he was amazed at the volume of Cale's organ during the recording and that he had switched the guitar pickup on his Fender Stratocaster from the bridge position to the neck position to get "more oomph". Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong - Del McCoury - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight band had a sponsorship from Vox amplifiers, which allowed use of top-of-the-line amps and distortion pedals to create a very distorted and noisy sound.
After the opening sequence, which is a modally flavored I-bVII-IV G-F-C chord progressionmuch of the song is led by Cale and Reed exchanging percussive chords and noise for over ten minutes, similar to avant-jazz. Reed recalled that recording engineer Gary Kellgren walked out while recording the song: "The engineer said, 'I don't have to listen to this.
I'll put it in Record, and then I'm leaving. When you're done, come get me. The studio recording of the song was recorded in one single take that lasts over seventeen minutes, while live versions were known to last as much as half an hour or more. The triple live album Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapesreleased in Stay At Home Girl - Mental As Anything - Mouth To Mouth, features three live performances of "Sister Ray" fromwith approximate running times of 24, 38 and 29 minutes.
The band also had an intro entitled "Sweet Sister Ray" that they would perform occasionally. On the single known recording of this intro recorded during the April 30, show, and without Voodoo - Black Sabbath - Live Evil complete subsequent performance of "Sister Ray""Sweet Sister Ray" alone lasts for over thirty-eight minutes.
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