Moe Tucker – the most iconic standing-up drummer of all time – has had her solo work compiled.

Compared to Lou Reed and John Cale, Tucker’s post-Velvets work has had a fairly negligible profile. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Tucker released the occasional solo LP, and clocked up collaborations with Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes and Half-Japanese. As The Wire note, new comp I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998 collects 32 solo pieces from the former VU tom-tom tapper.

Some tracks are fuzzy and lo-fi, others crisp and glossy – but all are threaded through with Tucker’s frail voice. The selection includes covers of pop standards, original material from Tucker, and reworks of classic Velvets numbers. One woman band Tucker plays guitar, bass, sax, harmonica and keys across the record. All in all, it should be an interesting introduction to the woman Lou Reed called The hardcore heart of the Velvets’ mindset.”

I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998 is available now on Sundazed records. The anthology is available as a 2xCD and 3xLP; note that starred tracks only appear on the CD edition of the record

1. Bo Diddley
2. Heroin
3. Slippin’ and Slidin’
4. Around and Around
5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
6. Ellas *
7. I’m Sticking With You
8. Guess I’m Falling in Love
9. Andy
10. Hey Mersh!
11. Pale Blue Eyes
12. Chase
13. Talk So Mean (alternate mix)
14. Do It Right *
15. Fired Up (single version)
16. Too Shy (single version)
17. That’s B.A.D.
18. Lazy
19. Blue, All the Way to Canada
20. Then He Kissed Me
21. Fired Up *
22. I’m Not
23. I’m Waiting for the Man
24. Spam Again (live)
25. Crackin’ Up
26. I’ve Seen Into Your Soul
27. Danny Boy *
28. Poor Little Fool
29. I Wanna
30. To Know Him is to Love Him
31. Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend
32. After Hours



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