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Velvet Underground: Venus in Furs

3 January, 2009 | Video

Venus In Furs (1967)

Written by Lou Reed and originally released on the 1967 album The Velvet Underground and Nico. Inspired by the book of the same name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The music features John Cale’s cacophonous viola as well as Lou Reed’s Ostrich guitar, that is, a guitar with all of its strings tuned to the same note.