Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Song of the Day: Venus in Furs - 2HB

The Velvet Goldmine was a fictionalized look at glam rock in the '70s, with a soundtrack that mixed current (in 1998) artists with those who were on the scene (it also includes two actors singing classic songs, but let's skip that part). Despite a few duds, the soundtrack is surprisingly solid, particularly from the very un-glam Grant Lee Buffalo. But perhaps the most intriguing band on the soundtrack was Venus in Furs, which consisted of Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead. Considering this song was probably completed around the same time or right after OK Computer (and with members of other bands), it's surprising that there are actually quite a few Kid A/Amnesiac elements to it.

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