"I'm Waiting For The Man" - Echo and The Bunnymen (Velvet Underground Cover) on NME Basement Sessions 6.11.2014 [YouTube Video]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published June 22, 2014

Echo and The Bunnymen recently appeared on NME's Basement Sessions and played an acoustic cover of The Velvet Underground's "I'm Waiting For The Man."

Ian McCulloch introduces the track with a slightly rambling introduction, including a fumbled mention of the session's Jägermeister sponsership, but it's smooth sailing from there. The stripped-down version of the track features the band as a three-piece, with McCulloch doing an impressive take on the Lou Reed classic. The original, featured on 1967's The Velvet Underground and Nico, has a bit more electric edge to it, but The Bunnymen keep the pacing and the tone almost identical. Check out video of the performance above.

Echo & The Bunnymen just released Meteorites, their twelfth studio album, and you can purchase it via Amazon.


Source: NME YouTube Channel

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