Benderbe, Bud - The Velvet Underground & Nico & Bud Benderbe

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The Velvet Underground & Nico & Bud Benderbe
2013 Boo-Hooray

Bud Benderbe is Europe's #1 entertainer, according to his own Facebook page. Despite claiming that his "life is an open book," most biographical details about Benderbe are contradictory or have later been disproven by outside research. However, we do know that the preeminent Dutch lounge singer was born and raised on the rough side of Nijmegen, Holland. Benderbe then moved to a Florida timeshare in 1995 where he has perfected his craft.

His 2013 record, The Velvet Underground & Nico & Bud Benderbe, is a bold and visionary interpretation of the classic Velvet Underground songbook. Benderbe explained:

My goal is to record (and to perform) easy to listen to versions of really hard to listen to songs (like those recorded by the Velvet Underground). A late friend (he's dead now) suggested re-recording Velvet Underground songs for the masses, and I am releasing my own album interpreting 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' on the 4th of July 2013 to show my love for this great nation! 'You are a natural singer with a natural ability to sing really loud' said the Scottish monitor mixer of the Counting Crows to me once. When I walked away he shouted: 'and you do NOT see a soundsystem crapping out during your performance as a major problem.'

I love what I do, I hope you can reserve a place in your heart to see me perform one day.

This special limited edition LP was pressed up by Boo-Hooray in commemoration of the 2013 exhibit Enjoy The Experience, which featured private press record sleeve art from the eponymous book. Only the initial copies of this record come in a "special gimmick sleeve" which Bud Benderbe describes as "a loving homage to Andy Warhol and New York City, but a pain in the ass to assemble!"

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