Keith Richards Covers Lou Reed’s ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ for New Tribute Album Featuring Angel Olsen, the Afghan Whigs, and More

    Keith Richards has shared a cover of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground’s ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’. It’s part of the upcoming compilation The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed, which features renditions of Lou Reed and Velvet Underground songs from artists including Angel Olsen, the Afghan Whigs, Joan Jett, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainwright, Rosanne Cash, and Ricky Lee Jones. Listen to Richards’ take on ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ below.

    In a press release, Richards said: “To me, Lou stood out. The real deal! Something important to American music and to ALL MUSIC! I miss him and his dog.”

    Out April 20 via Light in the Attic, The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed was produced by Bill Bentley, who had a close working relationship with Reed for over 25 years. “There are many moments when Lou Reed’s soul still rushes through me like a warm wind on a motionless day,” Bentley wrote. “It might be a certain chord I hear, a word spoken with his distinct New York accent, or even just a glancing memory of the way he smiled when he was happy followed by a restrained cackle which assured all was right in Reed’s world… His spirit is there, undiminished with a worldly peaceful wisdom he had never quit seeking.”

    The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed Cover Artwork:

    The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed Tracklist:

    1. Keith Richards – I’m Waiting For The Man
    2. Maxim Ludwig & Angel Olsen – I Can’t Stand It
    3. Rufus Wainwright – Perfect Day
    4. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I’m So Free
    5. Bobby Rush – Sally Can’t Dance
    6. Rickie Lee Jones – Walk on the Wild Side
    7. The Afghan Whigs – I Love You, Suzanne
    8. Mary Gauthier – Coney Island Baby
    9. Lucinda Williams – Legendary Hearts
    10. Automatic – New Sensations
    11. Rosanne Cash – Magician
    12. Brogan Bentley – The Power Of The Heart

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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