Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Waiting for the…

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      1. 02 Waiting For The Man


Flashback to the big-haired 80’s, around the time when Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) covered a famed song about a drug deal on the corner of Lexington and 125th in New York City–“I’m Waiting for the Man,” by a little band we like to call The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Sung with a more lackadaisical nuance and modern traits, thanks to the electronic organ, OMD’s version of the punk rock classic is an immortal paradigm for a city-cruising track. Its content of drug addiction can be characteristically accredited to Velvet’s principal song-writer Lou Reed himself. Despite this theme, Lou managed to write an inherently feel-good song that would be covered by more than a dozen artists to come, including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Beck, and Vanessa Paradis–among countless live covers.

Enjoy this legend of a song.