You can now listen to Thee Oh Sees’ cover of ‘European Son’, recorded for an upcoming Velvet Underground tribute album.
As expected, the seven and half minute psychedelic-noise song fits the San Francisco garage band like a glove! Don’t they already incarnate every unconventional, freakout, weird facet of a song like this one?
Speaking to Spin magazine, frontman John Dwyer said: ‘It's always a little threatening to take on material I consider perfect as is. The only rule being, don't fuck it up’. And they didn't fuck it up at all.
I have always found the velvet Underground song being a total freakish number, and Thee Oh Sees certainly stayed close to the spirit of the original. ‘I thought it was a great closer for that album’, added Dwyer, ‘I figured I could ride the noise-wave pretty far on that particular tune.’ The imagery of the noise wave is actually a very good one for this surf-chaotic-rocker, as the track is close to noisy insane! So ride it below, and check out the complete tracklist of ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ by Castle Face And Friends .
A Side 01. Sunday Morning – Kelly Stoltz 02. I’m Waiting For The Man – Warm Soda 03. Femme Fatale – Ty Segall 04. Venus In Furs – Blasted Canyons feat. Jeremy Cox (of Royal Baths) 05. Run Run Run – White Fence 06. All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Fresh & Onlys
B Side 01. Heroin – Burnt Ones 02. There She Goes Again – The Mallard 03. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Here Comes The Here Comes 04. The Black Angel’s Death Song – K. Dylan + The Black Angel’s Death Songsmen 05. European Son – Thee Oh Sees