11/24/10

Street Hassle - three versions

The title says it all, doesn't it? Check 'em out.

Lou Reed: Street Hassle "Street Hassle" (1978)
First up we have American songsmith Lou Reed, who both as a member of The Velvet Underground and solo has written a bunch of good songs:



Spacemen 3: The Perfect Prescription "Ode to Street Hassle" (1987)
Up next are English psychedelia/shoegaze noisesmiths Spacemen 3 with their Ode to Street Hassle:



Mokira: Persona "Ode To The Ode To Street Hassle" (2009)
And finally we have Swedish ambient/glitch/something artist Mokira (better known as Andrias Tilliander) with a grainy Ode to the Ode to Street Hassle:
    Ode To The Ode To The Street Hassle by _type

Wouldn't say that these are covers of the same song. First there's a song, then there's another song that includes elements from the former but adds something new, and then one more which I believe is a sample of the 2nd version that has been worked into an entity of its own. The funny thing about the third version is that it plays almost like an echo or worn out copy of the former. Street Hassle, Ode to the and Ode to the Ode to the...

Yeah.

Some time ago I attended a lecture/workshop with this guy who made things sound interesting. Check it out for further reading (in Danish!)

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