Monday, October 28 2013
Lou Reed lived an extraordinary life, but that's mainly because he never followed any existing archetype. He was Lou Reed, and there was never anyone like him before, and there will never be anyone like him after.
Thursday, October 7 2010
The Velvet Underground & Nico's self-titled debut album -- number four on the list -- started out as all hype thanks to Andy Warhol but somehow managed to become one of the most influential records of all time. Has this record outlasted its 15 minutes of fame? Peel slowly and see!
Monday, April 5 2010
Noted pop music critic Jim DeRogatis discusses much with PopMatters, including getting into fights with Wayne Coyne, why Lou Reed is frustrating to talk to, and why Lollapalooza is Wal-Mart ...
Sunday, March 29 2009
For people lucky enough to stumble upon the Flying Burrito Brothers, they made country cool. The music's simplicity and emotive directness, often derided and mocked by hipsters, could now be valid, vital and mean something to a modern audience.
Tuesday, December 9 2008
Monday, November 24 2008
A Sgt. Pepper's-inspired satire…a platter of pure soul sizzle…the second act of rock's Warhol-weaned avant-garde…the beautiful noise of two voices in unison…and a backup 'band' comes into their own. Five definitive LPs -- five statements of solid rock royalty.
Monday, August 13 2007
In the second of two exclusive PopMatters book excerpts from The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground, Hogan offers a who's who of Andy Warhol's Factory people.
Sunday, August 12 2007
In the first of two exclusive PopMatters book excerpts from The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground, Hogan details the energizing effect that meeting Andy Warhol had on the Velvet Underground's career. Stay tuned for part two tomorrow.
Sunday, April 23 2006
Yes, it would have been nice if the Velvet Underground had made 10 million dollars, but it's even better that they made music that still influences people today.
Tuesday, February 28 2006
That these concerts happened was an amazing thing and this is a fitting, worthwhile document.