The song concerns drug use, violence, homosexuality, and transvestism. Reed said of the lyrics: "'Sister Ray' was done as Tone Norum - Still In Love joke—no, not as a joke, but it has eight characters in it and this guy gets killed and nobody does anything. It was built around this story that I wrote about this scene of total debauchery and decay. I like to think of 'Sister Ray' as a transvestite smack Ms.
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The band agreed to Perfect Mask - Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life whatever faults occurred during recording, resulting in over seventeen minutes of Sweet Sister Ray - The Velvet Underground - Sweet Sister Ray material. The song was recorded with Reed providing lead vocals and guitar, Morrison on guitar, and Tucker on drums, while Cale plays an organ routed through a distorted guitar amplifier.
Morrison remarked that he was amazed at the volume of Cale's organ during the recording and that he had switched the guitar pickup on his Fender Stratocaster from the bridge position to the neck position to get "more oomph".
The band had a sponsorship from Vox amplifiers, which allowed Sweet Sister Ray - The Velvet Underground - Sweet Sister Ray of top-of-the-line amps and distortion pedals to create a very distorted and noisy sound.
After the opening sequence, which is a modally flavored I-bVII-IV G-F-C chord progressionmuch of the song is led by Cale and Reed exchanging percussive chords and noise for over ten minutes, similar to avant-jazz. Reed recalled that recording engineer Gary Kellgren walked out while recording the song: "The engineer said, 'I don't have to listen to this. I'll put it in Record, and then I'm leaving.
When you're done, come get me. The studio recording of the song was recorded in one single take that lasts over seventeen minutes, while live versions were known to last as much as half an hour or more.
The triple live album Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapesreleased infeatures three live performances of "Sister Ray" fromwith approximate running times of 24, 38 and 29 minutes.
The band also had an intro entitled "Sweet Sister Ray" that they would perform occasionally. On the single known recording of this intro recorded during the April 30, show, and without the complete subsequent performance of "Sister Ray""Sweet Sister Ray" alone lasts for over thirty-eight minutes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For other uses, see Sister Ray disambiguation. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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