Label: Verve Records - 371 710-8,Verve Records - 0602537171088 • Series: Back To Black • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered 45th Anniversary Edition, 180g, Gatefold • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental
Inspiration for the song came from Reed's observation of the Warhol clique—according to Reed, the song is "a very apt description of certain people at the Factory at the time.
I watched Andy. I watched Andy watching everybody. I would hear people say the most astonishing things, the craziest things, the funniest things, the saddest things. The song has notably lent its name to a music festivala William Gibson noveland a Yu Lik-wai film. The song also appears prominently in the horror film The Lords of Salem. The song was recorded at Scepter Studios in Manhattan during April It features a piano motif played by Cale initially written as an exercise based largely on tone clusters.
It was one of the first pop songs to make use of prepared piano  a chain of paper clips were intertwined with the piano strings to change their sounds.
The song also features the ostrich guitar tuning by Reed, by which all of the guitar strings were tuned to D. Nico provides lead vocals. The song was originally recorded with only one track of her vocals; they were later double-tracked for the final album version.
Most versions of the album use this version of the song, though the initial CD release uses the original mix without the double-tracking. With Reed on acoustic guitar, the song features a strong folk music sound—particularly in Cale and Morrison's harmony vocals —which critic David Fricke  suggests demonstrates Reed's fondness for Bob Dylan.
This version, released on the Peel Slowly and Quand Japperçoy Ton Beau Chef Jaunissant - Claude Goudimel, Noël Akchoté - Songs And Psalms (Sacred box set, is composed of multiple takes, which add up to a time of The song cuts out about half of the studio version at just under three minutes.
It did not chart. An anniversary reissue of the album included an "alternate single voice version" and an "alternate instrumental mix. Both Nico and Lou Reed have recorded solo versions of the song.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see All Tomorrow's Parties disambiguation. Peel Slowly and See liner notes, p. Retrieved 12 Feb Mental Contagion. Retrieved 24 October When I had All Tomorrows Parties - The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico play viola, Sterling had to play bass, which he hated. Retrieved 7 March Retrieved 18 July Rovi Corporation.
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