The Little Willies: Lou Reed (2005)

 |   |  <1 min read

The Little Willies: Lou Reed (2005)

The idea of the improbable is always enjoyable. It is the basis of Dada and Surrealism, not to mention a few good dreams and a whole lot of Monty Python-type humour.

And so you can guess when this band -- Norah Jones, Lee Alexander, Richard Julian and others -- got together to indulge their love of country and alt.country music by playing material by Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jnr, Townes Van Zandt and so on, that maybe they imagined their fellow New Yorker Lou Reed out there in the countryside havin' some fun.

Lou? Countryside?? Fun???

That seems a collision of improbable factors, hence this amusing song which was tacked onto the end of the Little Willies self-titled album.

For more one-offs, oddities or songs with an interesting backstory check the daily updates From the Vaults.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Waylon Jennings and Steve Cash: They Laid Waste to Our Land (1978)

Waylon Jennings and Steve Cash: They Laid Waste to Our Land (1978)

Melody Maker was blunt about the country music concept album White Mansions on its release in '78: "A dilemma -- on the one hand we have some exceptionally good music; on the other, a project... > Read more

Bill Haley and His Comets: Oriental Rock (1958)

Bill Haley and His Comets: Oriental Rock (1958)

There are a few views of rock'n'roll pioneer Bill Haley whose Rock Around the Clock provided the revolutionary soundtrack to the '55 Glenn Ford movie Blackboard Jungle: that he was the rebel voice... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER JONATHAN GANLEY explores the story behind an iconic image

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER JONATHAN GANLEY explores the story behind an iconic image

Opening with a barrage of rapid-fire images of war, turmoil and protest, Chevolution is a documentary focusing on a single photograph. It examines how one image of a handsome revolutionary took... > Read more

R.L. BURNSIDE CONSIDERED (2015): Blues from before fame

R.L. BURNSIDE CONSIDERED (2015): Blues from before fame

For many decades before his career was given a high-profile resurrection by the Fat Possum label in Nineties (and he toured with the likes of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), R.L. Burnside was... > Read more