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Karen O and Danger Mouse cover Lou Reed’s classic “Perfect Day”: Stream

on June 13, 2019, 10:55am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and super producer Danger Mouse combined their talents this spring on the acclaimed collaborative LP, Lux Prima. Now, the pair have reconvened once more to cover the 1972 Lou Reed classic “Perfect Day”.

Specially recorded for SiriusXMU, theirs was a faithful rendition, spare but moving in all the right places. Hear it for yourself below.

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And here’s Reed’s original for comparison:

Karen O is certainly no stranger to the Velvet Underground frontman’s catalog. With the help of Beck, she posthumously inducted Reed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Earlier this year, Karen O put her own spin on The Smashing Pumpkins’ Grammy-winning single “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”. And that, too, was very good.

Revisit Karen O’s recent appearance on Kyle Meredith With… in which she discusses her work on Lux Prima.

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