Dean and Britta are doing a short tour providing live accompaniment to 13 short Andy Warhol filmed portraits, or screen tests as they are called, of various Factory-era characters like Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed,
Anthony Hopkins Dennis Hopper, and others. These four minute short-films provide the perfect template for Dean and Britta to provide a song-length soundtrack to each. Dean and Britta performed a few of their own songs, a few wicked good covers, a few instrumentals, and a few new songs — all killer. The films and Dean and Britta’s Velvet Underground inspired stylings are perfectly suited together. Be sure to check it out if you can. See www.deanandbritta.com for more info.
This performance, 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests will be released in February (pre-order available now at www.deanandbritta.com) so I am posting this little funky instrumental track, as performed live, as a teaser. Since an official release is forthcoming, I do not intend to post the whole set to not ruin any surprises.
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Download: Dean & Britta – Andy Warhol Screen Test Instrumental (Live)
Thanks for this. Sounds great – looking forward to my DVD and to them (hopefully) bringing 13 Most Beautiful to London in the summer.
btw Dennis Hopper not Anthony Hopkins
Ok fair enough, but maybe once the official release hits the shelves? If we help get Obama re-elected?
yeah, Dennis Hopper. Anthony Hopkins?!? Man am I an idiot. Thanks for the catch.
As far as full set goes, I reckon that Dean and Britta have been well enough represented on TSOI over the past year to allow for a bit of a breather . We’ll see.