Articles tagged the velvet underground

Legendary Heart: A Remembrance of Lou Reed

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.

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Counterbalance No. 4: ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’

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!

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“A Fanatical Fan with Fanatical Opinions”: An Interview with Jim DeRogatis

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 ...

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Time for a Repress: ‘The Gilded Palace of Sin’

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.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…—Episode 2

Since we’re in the thick of the holiday season, I should mention that the instrumental theme song to Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (Wednesdays at

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Day One: Frank Zappa to The Band

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.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Warhol Years 1965–1967, Part Two

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.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Warhol Years 1965–1967, Part One

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.

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	The Velvet Underground: Under Review [DVD]

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.

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	The Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux: Live MCMXCIII [DVD]

That these concerts happened was an amazing thing and this is a fitting, worthwhile document.

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	The Velvet Underground: Gold

Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.

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1 Dec 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Velvet Underground: self-titled

The Velvet Underground. A great deal of ink has been spilled over this New York City band over the past 30+ years. Ever since the fateful

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	The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico

“Anyone should be able to play these songs, that’s what I like about them.” —Lou Reed The Velvet Underground & Nico is one of

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	The Velvet Underground & Nico: self-titled

What more needs to be said about The Velvet Underground’s first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, that hasn’t been said already, countless

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        The Velvet Underground: Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes

You can’t discuss punk music and not talk about The Velvet Underground and their great legacy that continues to inspire musicians from all walks

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31 Dec 1994 // 10:03 PM

	The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico

“We’re the Velvet Underground. We can do anything.” —Lou Reed during a 1993 Velvet Underground reunion concert. For me, it’s hard to imagine what

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31 Dec 1994 // 10:03 PM

        The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat

Coming down from the non-success of their debut album, The Velvet Underground took an entirely different approach with their second release, White Light/White Heat.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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