Tulip Frenzy’s #7 Best Album of 2010: Dean & Britta’s “13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol”

What is this link between Dean Wareham and Andy Warhol?  Yes, they both glommed The Velvet Underground’s vitality, and Luna’s version of “Season Of The Witch” first appeared on the soundtrack of I Shot Andy Warhol.  But there is something deeper at work here, which is why it was brilliant of Andy Warhol’s museum curators to have commissioned Dean & Britta to record songs for showing during an installation of Warhol’s films.  Having adored Luna, and been somewhat less than enamored of Dean & Britta’s post-Luna output, we were more than pleasantly surprised by this record when it came out.  The obscure VU song they covered, “Not A Young Man Anymore,” is as catchy as “Plundered My Soul” or anything by Chappo, and we’ve found ourselves humming it all fall.  The best thing was the way Dean & Britta play with a kick, for even on Britta’s songs, there’s nothing fey about these performances.  Lou Reed and John Cale’s Songs for ‘Drella was a drag; this tribute to Warhol was one of the best albums of the year.

One Response to “Tulip Frenzy’s #7 Best Album of 2010: Dean & Britta’s “13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol””

  1. […]  It’s a partial album — six songs, plus a bonus track — and like 2010′s 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol – it has tantalizing morsels that remind us of why, when we launched Tulip Frenzy several […]

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