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Listen to Julian Casablancas Cover the Velvet Underground’s “Run Run Run”

Photo by Robert Altman.

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.

Listen below and look out for this song on the second volume of the Vinyl soundtrack, out now via Atlantic/Warner Bros.
 

Listen to the original below.
 

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The most important thing to know about me is that I'm a melomaniac and shameless fangirl. I am addicted to concerts, they are my sanctuary and safe haven. When I'm on the front row on the barricade of a concert... I feel that I am truly home. I'm also a proud and happy vinyl crate-digger. Whether it's searching for vinyl at flea markets, garage sales, vintage shops... I am a sucker for the crackling of a good record when the needle drops on a turntable. I am a true Cancer with Moon in Cancer. Social Media: @youthquakermimi