Gentle within the Attic and Laurie Anderson have launched what is outwardly the earliest identified recording of “Heroin.” Lou Reed made his demo with John Cale in Might 1965. The Velvet Underground’s closing model of the music was launched on The Velvet Underground & Nico in March 1967. Hear the demo under.
“Heroin (Might 1965 Demo)” is taken from the archival assortment Phrases & Music, Might 1965—out August 26. Along with “Heroin,” the album options the earliest identified recordings of “I’m Ready for the Man” and “Pale Blue Eyes.” The album additionally features a Cale-fronted model of Nico’s Chelsea Lady music “Wrap Your Troubles in Desires,” a music referred to as “Males of Good Fortune” (which shares a title with the Berlin monitor however has totally different lyrics and music), and a rarity oft-discussed in Velvet Underground mythology, “Buttercup Tune.”