Apr 272011

And you thought we at Cover Me were done with Record Store Day covers. Ha! Karen Elson, Jack White‘s model-turned-chanteuse wife, released a special limited edition 7″ on her husband’s Third Man Records. Fittingly, she covers Lou Reed, whose early muse, German model Nico, sang lead on several tracks on The Velvet Underground‘s first album.

Though we can’t find any concrete confirmation of White’s involvement, Elson’s cover of “Vicious,” the opening track on Reed’s second solo album Transformer, has her husband’s fingerprints all over it. From the piercing guitar bites during the verses to the wild, super-processed solo, White must have had something to do with this – he did produce and play on her debut album last year, after all. And Elson nails Reed’s half-sung, half-spoken vocal with just the perfect dose of model indifference. Check it out below.

Karen Elson – Vicious (Lou Reed cover)

For more info on Karen Elson head to her website (you may want to turn the sound down a bit first).

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