Taylor Swift Songs Sung in the Style of The Velvet Underground by Father John Misty

If you’re from a fad­ing rock n roll gen­er­a­tion, here’s maybe a way to make peace with today’s pop music scene. Just take Tay­lor Swift hits and hear them sung in the style of The Vel­vet Under­ground.

That’s what folk singer-song­writer J. Till­man — oth­er­wise known as Father John Misty — did for us, per­haps inad­ver­tent­ly, when he record­ed VU-style ver­sions of “Blank Space” and “Wel­come to New York.” Today, not coin­ci­den­tal­ly, marks the release of Ryan Adams’s own bal­ly­hooed album that cov­ers Tay­lor Swift’s 1989, which you can also hear down below.

Ryan Adams’ Cov­ers

via Con­se­quence of Sound

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  • andrew papp says:

    Lawdy Lou Reed Lives!!!

    This schol­ar­ly meme has all the char­ac­ter­is­tics of what is known col­lo­qui­al­ly as “nim­ble mind­fuck” Sug­arene Songstress Tay­lor Swift is com­pre­hen­sive­ly “worked over” by a deli­cious­ly cyn­i­cal chanelling of the Dark Prince of NYC’s voice in the Warhol years.
    The faux lo fi lo tech record­ing adds a thick veneer of 1968 sham­bol­ic “bare­ly there” drug sat­u­rat­ed pos­tur­ing.
    Archae­ol­o­gists of the future will find this rem­nant and won­der long and hard about a cul­ture that died eat­ing its tail.
    Fas­tid­i­ous in its pre­ten­sion it glows like a sleep­walk­ers eye. It invites heap­ing of sac­cha­rine superla­tives and cough­ings of crusty lungs. Ah it takes me back.…wish I could rem­be­m­ber what to…
    Rat­ing: Six Tin­foil Stars

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