Monday, 28 October 2013

Fun Online Polls: Plebgate & The Velvet Underground

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll are as follows:

Plebgate: Who is lying?

Andrew Mitchell - 2%
The police - 36%
Probably both - 60%
What is "Plegbate"? - 2%

A good turnout, thanks to everybody who took part. Glad to see I'm with the majority on this one.
Everybody has turned out in force to sing the praises of Lou Reed (1942 - 2013), and rather irritatingly, the BBC kept playing Perfect Day which was a relatively unknown Lou Reed song (and deservedly so) until they brought out that ghastly everybody-join-in version for Children In Need. Playing a quarter of an hour of Sister Ray would have been a lot funnier and more to the point.

But his solo albums were pretty inconsequential as a whole, the good ones were the Velvet Underground albums, of which most people only know the first one.

So that's this week's Fun Online Poll: "Apart from The Velvet Underground & Nico, which are your favourite Velvet Underground albums?"

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Anonymous said...

His largely unrecognized collaboration with Mrs. Mills in the early seventies, largely consisting of a mix of jazz fusion, well known popular pub classics and post sixties rock and roll was a tour de force.

NickM said...

Well, it certainly wasn't a "Perfect Day" for Lou Reed was it.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Anon, yes, Mrs Mills' thumping piano on I'm Waiting For My Man was awesome, but that's still not a pukka VU album.

NM, too true.