The Velvet Underground drummer pulled in an impressive plethora of musicians for this solo album, including Sonic Youth.
Steve Shelley says:
“That was a ramshackle experience, which was a shame because it could have been so good. All of Sonic Youth were supposed to show up to play on this one song, but Daniel Johnston [singer/songwriter/artist who has struggled with manic depression] was staying at my apartment and he was acting up that day. I had to babysit him. I had to actually keep him away from the studio because he was being such a pain.”
“I was invited to one session and I played a little bit but it was a bit of a disappointment. I was looking forward to the sessions though, and I got along with Mo greatly. She’s a really nice person and of course one of our heroes.”
“Everyone in Sonic Youth is a big Velvet Underground fan. It was an honour to play with her, despite everything else.”