HBO’s new series Vinyl chronicles the sometimes-corrupt music business in New York in the ’70s with rock ‘n’ roll is the heart of the show, which is created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Sopranos producer Terrence Winter.. If that so far hasn’t caught your attention perhaps the soundtrack will. It should come to no surprise that it’s filled with songs from the era thanks to Randall Poster, who works on all of Wes Anderson’s films, who is the music supervisor (along with Meghan Currier) for Vinyl and the show has a whopping $1 million music budget per episode.
New Yorker and Strokes/Voidz frontman Julian Casablancas has contributed a track to the show’s soundtrack, a cover of the Velvet Underground’s 1967 single Run Run Run. His rendition pays homage to his beloved VU without comprising the originality of the track. It’s raucous, louder, and guitar riff heavy while maintaining true to Lou Reed’s original.