Prominent Men: Early Demos

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Re: Prominent Men: Early Demos

Post by Wick Pick » 19 Jan 2019 19:25

Yes, TSGA is on the setlist for the Summit High School gig in NJ in early December 1965.

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Re: Prominent Men: Early Demos

Post by iaredatsun » 20 Jan 2019 12:51

peppergomez wrote:
19 Jan 2019 18:24
If I recall correctly, they played TSGA at their first "official" concert at that high school in NJ in Nov 1965, right?
Wick Pick wrote:
19 Jan 2019 19:25
Yes, TSGA is on the setlist for the Summit High School gig in NJ in early December 1965.
You are both correct. Summit High. December 11th 1965. Around two weeks before Andy gave them Nico at the end of Dec. So Rolling Stone is wrong on that count.

Aside from that it looks like, excepting WickPick’s funny joke, there is no known connection between the song Here She Comes Now and Nico or the Mod Wedding gig.
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Re: Prominent Men: Early Demos

Post by mangue » 24 Jan 2019 17:00

iaredatsun wrote:
19 Jan 2019 11:40
No, it was There She Goes Again that was originally written for Nico to sing, not Here She Comes Now. (Check your RS source again.) And again, it is There She Goes Again that Nico sang live – as captured on the Warhol Rehearsal tapes.
Well read point 5.“Here She Comes Now” was originally written to be sung by Nico of
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ow-205478/ (published 2018.Jan.30, to honor the 50th anniversary of WLWH).

As I wrote Jan.11, I don't know where above info from RS is sourced from (it was new to me).
Regarding Nico singing There She Goes Again, that was indeed rehearsed once on 19666.Jan.03, but pretty unsuccessful...
Futhermore TSGA was written before the band ever met Nico, because played live 1965.Dec.11 at the Summit High School gig and there are to my knowledge no recordings nor mentioning of Nico ever having sung TSGA in live concerts/EPI shows!

Also as I have originally written, the connection of Here She Comes to the Mod Wedding and Nico singing, is a pure assumption by me, not supported with any evidence. But it made and still makes sense to me when overviewing the chronology of happenings and recordings.

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Re: Prominent Men: Early Demos

Post by iaredatsun » 25 Jan 2019 12:17

mangue wrote:
24 Jan 2019 17:00
iaredatsun wrote:
19 Jan 2019 11:40
No, it was There She Goes Again that was originally written for Nico to sing, not Here She Comes Now. (Check your RS source again.) And again, it is There She Goes Again that Nico sang live – as captured on the Warhol Rehearsal tapes.
Well read point 5.“Here She Comes Now” was originally written to be sung by Nico of
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ow-205478/ (published 2018.Jan.30, to honor the 50th anniversary of WLWH).

As I wrote Jan.11, I don't know where above info from RS is sourced from (it was new to me).
Regarding Nico singing There She Goes Again, that was indeed rehearsed once on 19666.Jan.03, but pretty unsuccessful...
Futhermore TSGA was written before the band ever met Nico, because played live 1965.Dec.11 at the Summit High School gig and there are to my knowledge no recordings nor mentioning of Nico ever having sung TSGA in live concerts/EPI shows!

Also as I have originally written, the connection of Here She Comes to the Mod Wedding and Nico singing, is a pure assumption by me, not supported with any evidence. But it made and still makes sense to me when overviewing the chronology of happenings and recordings.
So sorry. I was somehow being linked to the earlier RS article about VU&N, where it talks about There She Goes Again. No idea how that happened. You are correct - the RS is about Here She Comes Now. So where did they get the source of that information??? It certainly is not in the Unterberger book.

I can see how a song about Here She Comes... could have originated at a wedding, but unless something turns up in the Lou Reed archive, I guess we'll never know.
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