January 25, 2006 11:04

Weezer 'become The Velvet Underground'

The band record ‘Heroin’ for Factory Girl film

Weezer 'become The Velvet Underground'
Weezer have recorded a version of The Velvet Underground’s classic ‘Heroin’ for the upcoming film ‘Factory Girl’.

Guitarist Brian Bell and drummer Patrick Wilson covered the song – which originally appeared on 1967’s ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ album – for the film, which portrays the life of Edie Sedgwick.

Speaking about the recording process, Bell said: “Working on this project with Pat was a blast. There was no premeditated plan, no rehearsal, there was barely even a discussion of how to approach this seven-minute ride.”

In a statement on the band’s official website www.weezer.com, he added: “My reservation going into this was that no matter how good it turned out, criticism would soon follow. You can't attempt a rock classic (especially a cult band like the Velvets) and not get a few sneers. But the important thing here is that maybe we might help turn a new generation on to this amazing art rock band and change the perspectives of a few unknowing listeners.”

“If your music has steered too far from the aesthetic of The Velvet Underground you have to ask yourself, 'What the hell am I trying to do?'"

‘Factory Girl’ the biopic of Edie Sedgwick, features Sienna Miller in the lead role of one of Andy Warhol’s original superstars.

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