Heroin (On My Trail)

July 13, 2009 9:48 AM

I think if there was a true heir of delta blues in 1960s and '70s rock and roll, it was more likely Lou Reed than just about anyone else. A lot of delta blues, a little Motown, and a little modern Detroit.

posted by The World Famous (12 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Uy, well done, The World Famous. This could be on the ABC manual for covers. This is how you do it.
posted by micayetoca at 9:51 AM on July 13, 2009


Thanks, micayetoca. I was pretty nervous about this one, actually, so I'm very glad you like it.
posted by The World Famous at 10:26 AM on July 13, 2009


I really dig the driving thump in the bits where there's a bass, and of course that guitar pattern. This is neat.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:52 AM on July 13, 2009


well done, indeed.
posted by man vs sun at 4:04 PM on July 13, 2009


Nice job!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:19 PM on July 13, 2009


damn, that's good
posted by pyramid termite at 7:43 PM on July 13, 2009


I have no idea how the original goes, but I really love this bayou stompin' rendition. Somebody fry me up a possum!

I can picture you on the street corner in Jackson, pickin' and slidin', while playing on one of these. I'd toss a fiver in your hat for that, in a heartbeat.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:44 PM on July 13, 2009


Great! A little bit Beefheart, if I may say, especially when it leaves the rails there for a moment.
posted by bokeh at 7:31 AM on July 14, 2009


I think if there was a true heir of delta blues in 1960s and '70s rock and roll...

Ain't that the truth. I've only realized that myself during this challenge. Those lyrics CRY for the Delta treatment!

Good show, man, this kicks ass, especially the haunting quality of the vocals.
posted by snsranch at 4:55 PM on July 15, 2009


Wow. This is terrific. I really like the serious tremulo on the vocals.
posted by umbĂș at 8:11 PM on July 17, 2009


Oops. I mean tremolo.
posted by umbĂș at 11:15 AM on July 18, 2009


That's some nice slide playing, great job.
posted by empyrean at 3:24 AM on July 21, 2009


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