Julian Casablancas – “Run Run Run” (Velvet Underground Cover)

O.G. New York punk Richard Hell was not impressed with the first episode of Vinyl, the new HBO show about the music business in ’70s NYC. But the show does have at least one thing going for it. On its soundtrack, it has Julian Casablancas, arguably New York’s most important rock frontman of the ’00s, covering the Velvet Underground, arguably New York’s most important rock band of the ’60s. On the show’s soundtrack, Casablancas does a sloppy, staggering, generally faithful cover of “Run Run Run,” from the VU’s The Velvet Underground & Nico debut album. Listen to it below.

The track comes from the second volume of the Vinyl soundtrack, out today on Atlantic/Warner Bros.