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Liverpool 2017-05-26

Poster for the Liverpool show

Live at Clarence Dock, Liverpool, UK - May 26, 2017.

He re-imagined The Velvet Underground & Nico (and quite a bit from White Light/White Heat) to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary. Special guests: The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family & Wild Beasts.

The band:
John Cale: vocals, keyboards, viola
Dustin Boyer: lead guitar, samples
Joey Maramba: bass
Deantoni Parks: drums, samples


  1. I'm Waiting For The Man (w/ Jamie Hince from The Kills on guitar)
  2. White Light / White Heat (w/ Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart from The Kills)
  3. All Tomorrow's Parties (w/ Fat White Family)
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. I'll Be Your Mirror (w/ Wild Beasts)
  6. Run Run Run (w/ Clinic)
  7. The Black Angel's Death Song (w/ Gruff Rhys)
  8. Femme Fatale (w/ Nadine Shah)
  9. There She Goes Again (w/ Wild Beasts)
  10. Lady Godiva's Operation (w/ Gruff Rhys)
  11. European Son (w/ Clinic)
  12. Sunday Morning (w/ The Kills)
  13. Heroin (w/ Fat White Family)
  14. Sister Ray (w/ all guests - except Gruff Rhys)
"I'm often reluctant to spend too much time on things past - then, a time marker shows up - The Velvet Underground & Nico turns fifty! As so many bands can attest to, it is the fulfillment of the ultimate dream to record your first album. We were an unfriendly brand, dabbling in a world of challenging lyrics and weird sonics that didn't fit into anyone's playlist at the time. Remaining ferociously true to our viewpoints, Lou and I never doubted for a moment we could create something to give a voice to things not regularly explored in rock music at the time. That bizarre combination of four distinctly disparate musicians and a reluctant beauty queen perfectly summed up what it meant to be The Velvet Underground."

© 1999- Hans Werksman