lou reed’s “heroin” & “i’m waiting for the man” in a 1965 demo tape –unreleased until now

I’m Waiting for the Man, Heroin, and Pale Blue Eyes. In May of 1965, Lou Reed, with the help of future bandmate John Cale, recorded the very first known versions of these iconic songs along with a handful of others and mailed the tape to himself as a “poor man’s copyright”. The tape remained sealed in its original envelope and unopened for nearly 50 years — entirely unheard and forgotten, until now. <