From the album: The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)

In Last Days, a film all about being overcome by your demons, hearing Lou Reed sing, "Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don't forsake him/Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart" it's perfectly foreboding and sad.

Gus Van Sant's haunting film, the third and final installment in his "Death" trilogy, is a semi-biographical account of the isolated days leading up to Kurt Cobain's suicide. Here the rock star is named Blake, and he's played like wounded sleepwalker by Michael Pitt.

The title "Venus in Furs" is named after the book of the same name written by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the man who inspired the word "Masochism." Appropriately, the scene the song is featured in is one of the last moments in which Blake, however absent he is, has his close friends spend time with him.