Friday, August 15, 2008

Severin, Severin...

I may have posted this here before, but what the heck. I think DeVotchKa's version of the oft-covered Velvet Underground classic is by far the most interesting. It's an off-kilter and amped-up Eastern European folk meets American Gothic romp. Nick Urata seems to be channeling David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower in the vocal delivery - sans the creepy wild-eyed gaze.

DeVotchKa - Venus In Furs [live, 2006]

Also: the original VU version and 16 Horsepower's Black Soul Choir, directed by the Brothers Quay

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