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John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker (and Lou Reed) play Jim Carroll’s ‘People Who Died’


 
Sterling Morrison died on August 30, 1995, just after he turned 53. A few days later, the movie Ant├írtida, with music by John Cale, hit Spanish screens; on the soundtrack, Morrison and Maureen Tucker joined Cale for a rendition of Jim Carroll’s rock litany, “People Who Died.” (Chris Spedding and the Lounge Lizards’ Erik Sanko also sat in on this quasi-reunion of the Velvet Underground.)

Back in 1984, Carroll joined Lou Reed’s band onstage at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, to sing “People Who Died.” If you play Cale’s version back-to-back with Reed’s, all the original Velvets will be gathered together again, in a way, for a moment, and you will remember some people who died: Sterling Morrison, Robert Quine, Jim Carroll, Lou Reed.

Make your own Velvets reunion mash-up, after the jump…

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Posted by Oliver Hall
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08.02.2018
08:23 am
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Jim Carroll in a genuinely shitty movie from 1985
06.24.2011
03:36 am
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Robert Downey Jr., Jim Carroll, James Spader
 
It’s hard to imagine what Jim Carroll was thinking when he agreed to appear in the teen angst turd-fest from 1985 Tuff Turf.

“It’s Too Late” is a cool tune with a great opening line and it’s nice to see Carroll in any context (even with Judy Garland eyes), but, man, Jim must have been hurting for cash when he took this gig.

By the way, that’s Robert Downey Jr. on drums.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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06.24.2011
03:36 am
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Jim Carroll reading from ‘The Basketball Diaries’
01.06.2011
09:09 pm
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Here’s the fourth and final installment of Jim Carroll reading “The Basketball Diaries.” It took me longer than intended to share all four segments with you. Thanks for your patience.

“Time sure flies when you’re young and jerking off.”
 

 
Previously on DM, Jim Carroll reading “The Basketball Diaries” :
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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01.06.2011
09:09 pm
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Jim Carroll reading The Basketball Diaries
12.10.2010
01:11 am
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As promised to DM devotees, here’s part 3 of Jim Carroll’s reading of The Basketball Diaries.

Part 4 coming soon.
 

 

 
Part 1.
     Part 2.

Posted by Marc Campbell
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12.10.2010
01:11 am
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Jim Carroll reading ‘The Basketball Diaries’
10.31.2010
07:13 pm
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Jim Carroll reading the ‘Basketball Diaries’ part 2 of 4.

I will be posting parts 3 and 4 in the coming week.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds: Jim reading ‘Basketball Diaries’ Part 1 here.

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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10.31.2010
07:13 pm
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Jim Carroll reading ‘The Basketball Diaries’
10.23.2010
02:14 am
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This is the first of four audio clips I’ll be posting of Jim reading ‘The Basketball Diaries’ in its entirety.

Stay tuned for the rest.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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10.23.2010
02:14 am
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Void of Course: An Interview With Jim Carroll
09.14.2009
03:50 pm
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In honor of the passing of Mr. Jim Carroll, I found an interview with him that I did one month after 9/11, in Saratoga, CA, at a reading from Void of Course. In it, he discusses the effect of the WTC bombing on life and art. Originally published October 24, 2001.

Jason Louv: A lot of your work, especially your diaries, have been about NY and living in it and being a part of it as a city. Are recent events going to affect your work at all?

Jim Carroll: Yes. Yes. I mean it changes my past work, it changes everybody’s past work. But everybody’s work is always changed, with every new book that a person writes. You look at a person who maybe influenced that person in a different way you know? You know when Beckett started writing, we looked at Joyce’s books differently. But, when something like this happens, the psyche of America is changed, you better believe that it changes things. You know, I say in The Basketball Diaries, “I know now that I want to be a writer, I feel it stronger each day.” Then I say that I want to have my writing powerful enough so that one day I’ll write a book that’s 8 pages long, and everytime you turn the page a different section of the Pentagon will explode. Solid.

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Posted by Jason Louv
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09.14.2009
03:50 pm
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Poet Jim Carroll Dead at 60
09.13.2009
09:10 pm
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From the New York Times:

Jim Carroll, the poet and punk rocker in the outlaw tradition of Rimbaud and Burroughs who chronicled his wild youth in ?

Posted by Richard Metzger
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09.13.2009
09:10 pm
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