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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground with Nico, 1966: (clockwise from top-left) Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Nico
Background information
Also known as The Warlocks, The Falling Spikes
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Experimental rock, art rock, protopunk
Years active 1965-1973, 1990, 1992-1994, 1996, 2009
Labels Verve, MGM, Atlantic, Polydor, Mercury, Sire
Associated acts Nico
Theater of Eternal Music
Former members
Lou Reed
John Cale
Sterling Morrison
Angus MacLise
Maureen Tucker
Doug Yule
Walter Powers
Willie Alexander
.The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City, New York.^ The event accompanies the new book, The Velvet Underground: New York Art.
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^ The Velvet Underground on Get Glue experimental rock band from New York City first active from 1965 to 1973.
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^ The Velvet Underground were a great band...
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.First active from 1965 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists.^ Lou Reed and John Cale were such a perfect team.
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^ The band was formed by Lou Reed and John Cale in 1965.
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^ Its best-known alumni are Lou Reed and John Cale.
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.Although never commercially successful while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s.^ Well known for Andy Warhol 's artwork and often cited as one of the most important and influential groups of their era.
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^ The V.U. is one of the most influential musical groups of all time.
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^ Although never commercially successful while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of their era and to many future musicians.
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[1]
.The Velvet Underground first gained a degree of fame and notoriety in New York City in 1966 when they were selected as the house band for Andy Warhol's Factory and his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events.^ By then, they’d been discovered by Andy Warhol , who wanted them to be the Factory’s house band.
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^ Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (19661967) .
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^ Here Andy Warhol met the band for the first time.
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.The band's lyrics challenged conventional societal standards of the time, and broke ground for other musicians to do the same.^ The band's music and lyrics challenged conventional societal standards of the time, and broke ground for other musicians to do the same.
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^ VERY much a product of their times, being able to carry on a jam for more than 20, 25 minutes easy, keeping up with any other "jam band" of the day i.e.
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^ The Scenics were an inspired band from this scene.At times difficult and often at odds with others from the scene musically they were alternately loved and hated by people.
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.The band favored experimentation, and also introduced a nihilistic outlook through some of their music.^ The band favored experimentation, and also introduced a nihilistic outlook through some of their music.
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^ The band, which has been together since 1982, creates some of the most beautiful and intricate guitar music on the planet, in a style known as Tishoumaren, which translates as "music of the unemployed."
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^ Some people will cite Lou's Metal Machine Music as influencing bands like Sonic Youth.
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[2][3] .Their outsider attitude and experimentation has since been cited as pivotal to the rise of punk rock and, later, alternative rock.^ Their outsider attitude and experimentation has since been cited as pivotal to the rise of punk rock and, later, alternative rock.
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^ VU are one of those bands that never made it big in their own time, and yet their influence on alternative and indie rock is pivotal.
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^ The group's often raw, sometimes difficult sound influenced many later punk, noise rock, and alternative music performers, and singer Lou Reed's lyrics brought new levels of social realism and sleaze to rock.
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Their 1967 debut album, titled The Velvet Underground & Nico (which featured German singer Nico, with whom the band collaborated) was named the 13th Greatest Album of All Time, and the "most prophetic rock album ever made" by Rolling Stone in 2003.[4][5] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band #19 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[6]

Contents

History

Pre-career (1964–1965)

.The foundations for what would become the Velvet Underground were laid in late 1964. Singer/guitarist Lou Reed had performed with a few short-lived garage bands and had worked as a songwriter for Pickwick Records (Reed described his tenure there as being "a poor man's Carole King").^ Whereas Lou Reed was essentially a performer.
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^ Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed (guitar, vocals) was a resident songwriter at Pickwick Records in early 1960s.
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^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968, and released in March of 1969.
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[7] .Reed met John Cale, a Welshman who had moved to the United States to study classical music.^ Reed met John Cale, a Welshman who had moved to the United States to study classical music.
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^ Reed moved into Cale's apartment.

^ Reed met John Cale , a Welshman who had moved to the United States to study classical music.
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.Cale had worked with experimental composers John Cage and La Monte Young but was also interested in rock music.^ Cale had worked with John Cage and La Monte Young , but was also interested in rock music.
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^ The Velvets' secret weapon, John Cale, had studied with the avant-garde composers John Cage and La Monte Young.
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^ Cale had worked with experimental composers John Cage and La Monte Young but was also interested in rock music.
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.Young’s use of extended drones would be a profound influence on the early Velvets’ sound.^ Youngs use of extended drones would be a profound influence on the early Velvets sound.
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^ (Young's use of extended drones would be a profound influence on the early Velvet's sound).
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^ Cale was pleasantly surprised to discover Reeds experimentalist tendencies were similar to his own: Reed sometimes used alternate guitar tunings to create a droning sound.
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.Cale was pleasantly surprised to discover Reed’s experimentalist tendencies were similar to his own: Reed sometimes used alternative guitar tunings to create a droning sound.^ Cale was pleasantly surprised to discover Reeds experimentalist tendencies were similar to his own: Reed sometimes used alternate guitar tunings to create a droning sound.
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^ The music was avant-garde in the extreme: it was one of the first pop songs to use prepared piano (where the instrument has its sound altered by placing external objects on the strings or between the keys) and a kind of prepared guitar (all of the strings on Reed's guitar were tuned to D).
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^ The group's often raw, sometimes difficult sound influenced many later punk, noise rock, and alternative music performers, and singer Lou Reed's lyrics brought new levels of social realism and sleaze to rock.
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.The pair rehearsed and performed together, and their partnership and shared interests steered the early direction of what would become the Velvet Underground.^ The pair rehearsed and performed together, and their partnership and shared interests steered the early direction of what would become the Velvet Underground.
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^ Share Tagged as: the velvet underground .
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^ The foundations for what would become the Velvet Underground were laid in late 1964.
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.Reed’s first group with Cale was The Primitives, a short-lived group assembled to support a Reed-penned single, "The Ostrich". Reed and Cale recruited Sterling Morrison—a college classmate of Reed’s who had already played with him a few times—to play guitar, and Angus MacLise joined on percussion.^ Cale, Reed and Morrison started to rehearse together with a drummer--Angus MacLise-- who played together with Cale in La Monte Youngs band.
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^ Reed's first group with Cale was the short-lived The Primitives , assembled to support a Reed-penned single, " The Ostrich ".
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^ Morrison, Tucker and Cale are in good shape, as is Reed the guitar player.
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.This quartet was first called The Warlocks, then The Falling Spikes.^ This quartet was first called The Warlocks , then The Falling Spikes .
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^ With the addition of 'Angus MacLean' as drummer, the Falling Spikes, Warlocks, etc., began making song demos, and playing locally.
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^ The Warlocks, The Falling Spikes .
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.The Velvet Underground was a book about the secret sexual subculture of the early '60s by Michael Leigh that Cale's friend Tony Conrad showed to the group.^ The Velvet Underground was a book about the sexual underground of the early '60s by Michael Leigh that Cale's friend Tony Conrad showed to the group.
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^ Velvet Underground has 6950 friends.
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^ While moving into his New York City apartment Reed found the book The Velvet Underground by Michael Leigh, a book about sadomasochism , left by previous tenant Tony Conrad .
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.Reed and Morrison have reported the group liked the name, considering it evocative of "underground cinema", and fitting, as Reed had already written "Venus in Furs", a song inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's book of the same name, dealing with masochism.^ Jul 05, 2005 at 9:33 pm I have the book "Venus In Furs" by the author Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch.
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^ Song and name based on a novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (think masoch/masochism).
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^ Reed and Morrison have reported the group liked the name, considering it evocative of "underground cinema," and fitting, due to Reed's already having written " Venus in Furs ", inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch 's book of the same name, also dealing with sadomasochism.
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.The band immediately and unanimously adopted the book's title for its new name.^ The band immediately and unanimously adopted the book's title for its new name.
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^ Rel = 2009 ] The Velvet Underground is an astonishing assembly of rare objects and artworks and the first book of its scale to document the formative years of the band Time Out magazine named the greatest New York musicians of all time.
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Early stages (1965–1966)

.The newly named Velvet Underground rehearsed and performed in New York City.^ The event accompanies the new book, The Velvet Underground: New York Art.
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^ Early stages (1965-1966) The newly named Velvet Underground rehearsed and performed in New York City.
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^ The newly named Velvet Underground rehearsed and performed in New York City.
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Their music was generally much more relaxed than it would later become: Cale described this era as reminiscent of beat poetry, with MacLise playing gentle “pitter and patter rhythms behind the drone.”[8]
.In July 1965, Reed, Cale and Morrison recorded a demo tape at their Ludlow Street loft.^ In July of 1965, Reed, Cale and Morrison recorded a demo tape.
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^ In July 1965, Reed, Cale and Morrison recorded a demo tape at their Ludlow Street loft.
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^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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.When he briefly returned to Britain, Cale gave a copy of the tape to Marianne Faithfull, hoping she’d pass it on to Mick Jagger.^ When he briefly returned to Britain , Cale gave a copy of the tape to Marianne Faithfull , hoping she'd pass it on to Mick Jagger .
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^ When he briefly returned to Britain, Cale gave a copy of the tape to Marianne Faithfull , hoping shed pass it on to Mick Jagger .
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^ I don't mean that derogatorily, but he was the Mick Jagger of the deal, whereas John Cale was the Keith Richards of the deal.
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.Nothing ever came of the demo, but it was eventually released on the 1995 box set Peel Slowly and See.^ Nothing ever came of the demo, but it was eventually released on the 1995 box set Peel Slowly and See.
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^ Nothing ever came of the demo.
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^ The demo was eventually released on the 1995 box set Peel Slowly and See .
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.Manager and music journalist Al Aronowitz arranged for the group's first paying gig - $75 to play at Summit High School, in Summit, New Jersey.^ The event that provoked this response was a gig playing at a high school in New Jersey — long before the release of their first album.
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^ Al Aronowitz arranged them their first jobs.
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^ Fricke started at the very beginning, VU’s first paying gig at New Jersey’s Summit Senior High School in 1965.
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.When the group decided to take the gig, MacLise left the group, protesting what he considered a sellout.^ When the group decided to take the gig, MacLise left the group, protesting what he considered a sellout.
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^ When the group accepted an offer of $75 for their first paying performance at Summit High School, in Summit, New Jersey, MacLise left the group, protesting what he considered a sellout.
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^ Ever since the fateful evening Lou Reed left the group following their final gig at Max’s Kansas City in the summer of 1970.
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“Angus was in it for .art,” Morrison reported.^ Angus was in it for art, Morrison reported.
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^ "Angus was in it for art" , Morrison reported.
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[7]
.MacLise was replaced by Maureen “Moe” Tucker, the younger sister of Morrison's friend Jim Tucker.^ MacLise was replaced by Maureen “Moe” Tucker, the younger sister of Jim Tucker, a friend of Morrison.
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^ Reed and Morrison recalled that their good friend Jim Tucker had a sister Maureen, who played the drums.
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^ In need of a new drummer, Reed enlisted Maureen "Moe" Tucker, the sister of an old friend of his and Morrison's.

.Tucker’s abbreviated drum kit was rather unusual: she generally played on tom toms and an upturned bass drum, using mallets as often as drumsticks, and she rarely used cymbals.^ Tucker's abbreviated drum kit was rather unusual: She generally played on tom toms and an upturned bass drum, using mallets rather than drumsticks, and she rarely used cymbals.
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^ Tuckers abbreviated drum kit was rather unusual: she generally played on tom toms and an upturned bass drum, using mallets as often as drumsticks, and she rarely used cymbals.
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^ She, Maureen Tucker, played standing up, bass drum mallet in her left hand and snare stick in her right.
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.(The band having asked her to do something unusual, she turned her bass drum on its side and played standing up.^ The band having asked her to 'do something unusual', she turned her bass drum on its side, and played standing up.
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^ The bass drum was horizontal on a stand with snare by its side.
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^ (The band having asked her to do something unusual, she turned her bass drum on its side and played standing up.
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.When her drums were stolen from one club, she replaced them with garbage cans, brought in from outside.^ When her drums were stolen from one club, she replaced them with garbage cans, brought in from outside.
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^ They wore sunglasses onstage to protect their eyes from the harsh lights, and Tucker began playing garbage cans and other non-traditional drums.

) .Her rhythms, at once simple and exotic (influenced by the likes of Babatunde Olatunji and Bo Diddley records), became a vital part of the group’s music.^ Her rhythms, at once simple and exotic (influenced by the likes of Babatunde Olatunji and Bo Diddley records), became a vital part of the group’s music.
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^ Her rhythms, at once simple and exotic (influenced by the likes of Babatunde Olatunji and Bo Diddley records), became a vital part of the groups music.
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^ Her driving rhythms were at once simple yet exotic, influenced by Babatunde Olatunji and Bo Diddley records, and became an essential part of the group's music.
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.The group earned a regular paying gig at a club and gained an early reputation as a promising ensemble.^ The group earned a regular paying gig at a club and gained an early reputation as a promising ensemble.
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^ The group earned a regular paying gig at a club, and gained an early reputation as a promising ensemble.
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^ Manager and music journalist Al Aronowitz arranged for the group's first paying gig - $75 to play at Summit High School, in Summit, New Jersey.
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Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–1967)

.Andy Warhol became the band's manager in 1965 and suggested they feature the German-born singer Nico on several songs.^ Reed fires' Warhol as the band's manager.
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^ Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–1967) Andy Warhol became the band’s manager in 1965 and suggested they feature the German-born singer Nico on several songs.
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^ Morrisey suggested Nico to Andy Warhol.
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.Warhol's reputation helped the band gain a higher profile.^ Warhol's reputation certainly helped the band gain a higher profile.
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^ Warhol's reputation helped the band gain a higher profile.
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.Warhol helped the band secure a coveted recording contract with MGM's Verve Records, with himself as nominal "producer", and gave the Velvets free rein over the sound they created.^ Warhol helped the band secure a coveted recording contract with MGM's Verve Records , with himself as nominal "producer", and gave the Velvets free rein over the sound they created.
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^ Warhol helped the band land a coveted recording contract with MGM's Verve Records, with himself as nominal ' producer ', and gave the Velvets unprecedented free reign over the sound they created.
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^ Warhol’s producing style was to keep the MGM Records engineers from manipulating the Velvets’ sound.
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.During their stay with Andy Warhol, the band became part of his multimedia roadshow, Exploding Plastic Inevitable, for which they provided the music.^ Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (19661967) .
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^ During their stay with Andy Warhol, the band became part of his multimedia roadshow, Exploding Plastic Inevitable, for which they provided the music.
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^ During their stay with Andy Warhol, the band became part of his multimedia roadshow Exploding.
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.They played shows for several months in New York City, then traveled throughout the United States and Canada until its last installment in May 1967.[9] The show included 16 mm film projections and colors by Warhol.^ They played shows for several months in New York City, then traveled throughout the United States and Canada until its last installment in May 1967.
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^ The show included 16 mm film projections and colors by Warhol.
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^ This show played a couple of months in New York City, then took to the road all over the United States and Canada until its last installment in May 1967.
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.In 1966 MacLise temporarily rejoined the Velvet Underground for a few EPI shows when Reed was suffering from hepatitis and unable to perform.^ In 1966, MacLise temporarily rejoined the Velvet Underground for a few E.P.I. shows when Reed was suffering from hepatitis and unable to perform.
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^ In 1966 MacLise temporarily rejoined the Velvet Underground for a few EPI shows when Reed was suffering from hepatitis and unable to perform.
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^ It's often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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.For these appearances, Cale sang and played organ and Tucker switched to bass guitar.^ For these appearances, Cale sang and played organ and Tucker switched to bass guitar.
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^ Tucker's abbreviated drum kit was rather unusual: She generally played on tom toms and an upturned bass drum, using mallets rather than drumsticks, and she rarely used cymbals.
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^ John Cale, who played bass, viola and organ on the first two albums, was a classically trained musician who had come to the US from Wales in order to play serious, avant-garde music.
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.Also at these appearances, the band often played an extended jam they had dubbed "Booker T", after musician Booker T. Jones; the jam later became the music for "The Gift" on White Light/White Heat.^ White Light/ White Heat lyrics .
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^ White Light/White Heat 09.
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^ Also at these appearances, the band often played an extended jam they had dubbed "Booker T", after musician Booker T. Jones ; the jam later became the music for "The Gift" on White Light/White Heat .
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.Some of these performances have been released as a bootleg; they remain the only record of MacLise with the Velvet Underground.^ Some of these performances have been released as a bootleg; they remain the only record of MacLise with the Velvet Underground.
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^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968, and released in March of 1969.
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^ Some of these performances have been released as a bootleg; they remain the only recordings of MacLise with the Velvet Underground.
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.MacLise was said to be eager to rejoin the group now that they'd found some fame, but Reed specifically prohibited this.^ MacLise was said to be eager to rejoin the group now that they'd found some fame, but Reed specifically prohibited this.
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^ MacLise was said to be eager to rejoin the group now that they’d found some fame, but Reed specifically prohibited this.
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^ This is giving Lou Reed and his ultra influential group the short end of the stick, they are also musical greats and fantastic, but I like the Doors just a bit more.
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[citation needed]
.In December 1966, Warhol and David Dalton designed Issue 3 of the multimedia Aspen.^ In December 1966, Warhol and David Dalton designed Issue 3 of the multimedia Aspen .
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^ "Loop" from Issue 3 of Aspen magazine (December 1966) .
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^ That same month Aspen magazine published its "Fab" issue, with its soap-powder style cover and highly varied content emanating from the world of Warhol.
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[10] .Included in this issue of the "magazine", which retailed at $4 per copy and was packaged in a hinged box designed to look like Fab laundry detergent, were various leaflets and booklets, one of which was a commentary on rock and roll by Lou Reed, another an EPI promotional newspaper.^ Included in this issue of the "magazine", which retailed at $4 per copy and was packaged in a hinged box designed to look like Fab laundry detergent, were various leaflets and booklets, one of which was a commentary on rock and roll by Lou Reed, another an EPI promotional newspaper.
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^ The title track and first song starts things off with Lou Reed pounding on the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis.
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^ Though the record was not the smash hit the company had anticipated, it contains the most accessible pop the VU had performed, and several of Reeds best-known songs, including "Sweet Jane and Rock and Roll.
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.Also enclosed was a 2-sided flexi disk, side one produced by Peter Walker, a musical associate of Timothy Leary, and side two titled "Loop", credited to the Velvet Underground but actually recorded by Cale alone.^ The Velvet Underground & Nico: self-titled .
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^ The Velvet Underground: self-titled < Reviews .
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^ Velvet Underground had a hippie side .
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."Loop", a recording solely of pulsating audio feedback culminating in a locked groove, was "a precursor to [Reed's] Metal Machine Music", say Velvets archivists M.C. Kostek and Phil Milstein in the book The Velvet Underground Companion.^ Well, it IS a Velvet Underground record, it says so on the cover.
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^ Metal Machine Music (1975) .
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^ Loop”, a recording solely of pulsating audio feedback culminating in a locked groove, was “a precursor to [Reed’s] Metal Machine Music”, say Velvets archivists M.C. Kostek and Phil Milstein in the book The Velvet Underground Companion.
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[11] .Indeed, "Loop" predates Reed's almost identical concept (Metal Machine Music being a double album, obviously with different feedback, also concluding side four with a locked groove) by nearly ten years ("Loop" also predates much industrial music as well).^ Metal Machine Music (1975) .
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^ Indeed, “Loop” predates Reed’s almost identical concept (Metal Machine Music being a double album, and being released to a larger audience, obviously with different feedback) by nearly ten years (and also predates much industrial music as well).
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^ Indeed, "Loop" predates Reed's almost identical concept ( Metal Machine Music being a double album, obviously with different feedback, also concluding side four with a locked groove) by nearly ten years ("Loop" also predates much industrial music as well).
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.More significantly, from a retail standpoint, "Loop" was the group's first commercially available recording as the Velvet Underground.^ More significantly, from a retail standpoint, "Loop" was the group's first commercially available recording as the Velvet Underground.
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^ The Velvet Underground would seem to prove the truth of these claims, as the harsh, abrasive tendencies on the first two records were almost entirely absent.
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^ The Velvet Underground spent much of 1969 on the road, feeling they were not accepted in their hometown of New York City and not making much headway commercially.
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The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

.At Warhol's insistence, Nico sang with the band on three songs of their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico.^ The Velvet Underground & Nico [ album info ] .
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^ The Velvet Underground & Nico: self-titled .
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^ Self-titled debut "The Velvet Underground & Nico", is released in March.
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.The album was recorded primarily in Scepter Studios in New York City during April 1966. (Some songs were re-recorded, along with the new song "Sunday Morning", later in the year with Tom Wilson producing).^ Q: What were Scepter Studios like as a place to record?
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^ The album was recorded primarily in Scepter Studios in New York City during April 1966.
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^ In late April, the band recorded the basis of an album at the Scepter Records Studios in New York with Norman Dolph.
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It was released by Verve Records in March 1967.
.The album cover is famous for its Warhol design: a yellow banana with “Peel slowly and see” printed near a perforated tab.^ Warhol designed the album’s cover and featured the group at his parties.
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^ The banana on the cover is typical for Warhol`s work.
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^ The album cover is famous for its Warhol design: a yellow banana with Peel slowly and see printed near a perforated tab.
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.Those who did remove the banana skin found a pink, peeled banana beneath.^ Those who did remove the banana skin found a pink, phallic, peeled banana beneath.
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^ Those who did remove the banana skin found a pink, peeled banana beneath.
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^ Featuring only the Warhol stamp, a pink peeled banana and a yellow banana sticker, it was a complicated and expensive litho job.
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This gimmick would later be repeated on the cover of one of several Velvet Underground boxed sets, also titled Peel Slowly and See, released in 1995.
Eleven songs showcased their dynamic range, veering from the pounding attacks of "I’m Waiting for the Man" and "Run Run Run", the droning "Venus in Furs" and "Heroin", the chiming and celestial "Sunday Morning" to the quiet "Femme Fatale" and the tender "I’ll Be Your Mirror", as well as Warhol's own favorite song of the group, "All Tomorrow's Parties."
.The overall sound was propelled by Reed’s deadpan vocals, Cale's droning viola, Nico's equally deadpan vocals, Morrison's often rhythm and blues– or country-influenced guitar, and Tucker’s simple but steady beat.^ The overall sound was propelled by Reed's strong deadpan vocals, Cale's droning or shrieking viola, Morrison's often rhythm and blues or country -influenced guitar, and Tucker's hypnotically simple but steady, propulsive beat.
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^ The overall sound was propelled by Reed’s deadpan vocals, Cale's droning viola, Morrison's often rhythm and blues– or country-influenced guitar, and Tucker’s simple but steady beat.
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^ The overall sound was propelled by Reeds deadpan vocals, Cale's droning viola, Nico's equally deadpan vocals, Morrison's often rhythm and blues or country-influenced guitar, and Tuckers simple but steady beat.
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.The album was released on March 12, 1967, peaking at #171 on Billboard magazine's Top 200 charts.^ The album was released on March 12, 1967, peaking at 171 on Billboard magazine's Top 200 charts.
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^ The album was released on March 12, 1967, peaking at #171 on Billboard magazine's Top 200 charts.
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^ The album, when it was released, crept into the top 200 on Billboard, fading shortly afterwards.
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.The promising commercial debut of the album was dampened somewhat by legal complications: the album’s back cover featured a photo of the group playing live with another image projected behind them; the projected image was a still from a Warhol motion picture, Chelsea Girls.^ The promising commercial dbut of the album was dampened somewhat by legal complications: the albums back cover featured a photo of the group playing live with another image projected behind them; the projected image was a still from a Warhol motion picture, Chelsea Girls .
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^ The Velvet Underground & Nico peaked at number 171 on Billboard Magazine's top 200 charts, but the promising debut was dampened somewhat by legal complications: The album's back cover featured a still from a Warhol motion picture, Chelsea Girls .
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^ The promising commercial début of the album was dampened somewhat by legal complications: the album’s back cover featured a photo of the group playing live with another image projected behind them; the projected image was a still from a Warhol motion picture, Chelsea Girls.
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.The film’s cinematographer, Eric Emerson, had been arrested for drug possession and, desperate for money, claimed the still had been included on the album without his permission (in the image his face appears quite big, but upside down).^ The films cinematographer, Eric Emerson, had been arrested for drug possession and, desperate for money, claimed the still had been included on the album without his permission (in the image his face appears quite big, but upside down).
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^ The film’s cinematographer, Eric Emerson, had been arrested for drug possession and, desperate for money, claimed the still had been included on the album without his permission (in the image his face appears quite big, but upside down).
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^ The film's cinematographer, Eric Emerson, had been arrested for drug possession and, desperate for money, claimed the still had been included on the album without his permission.
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.MGM Records pulled all copies of the album until the legal problems were settled (by which time the record had lost its modest commercial momentum), and the still was airbrushed out.^ MGM Records pulled all copies of the album until the legal problems were settled (by which time the record had lost its modest commercial momentum), and the still was airbrushed out.
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^ When I saw the Rolling Stone list of the top 500 rock albums of all time, and it was like #13 I think, it brought a tear to my eye to think of the number of records that I revere that it's considered better than.
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^ The promising commercial dbut of the album was dampened somewhat by legal complications: the albums back cover featured a photo of the group playing live with another image projected behind them; the projected image was a still from a Warhol motion picture, Chelsea Girls .
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White Light/White Heat (1968)

.Nico moved on after the band severed its relationship with Andy Warhol, however recording began on their second album in September 1967, White Light/White Heat, with Tom Wilson as producer.^ Reed’s memories were fresh, however, of Andy Warhol, the Velvets’ first patron and the producer of the band’s debut, 1967’s The Velvet Underground and Nico .
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^ White Light/ White Heat lyrics .
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^ This is definetly the band's softest album, which was quite a change after White Light/White Heat .
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.The Velvet Underground performed live often, and their performances became louder, harsher and often featured extended improvisations.^ White Light/White Heat (1968) The Velvet Underground performed live often, and their performances became louder, harsher and often featured extended improvisations.
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^ The Velvet Underground performed live often, and their performances became louder, harsher and often featured extended improvisations.
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^ It's often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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.Cale reports that at about this time the Velvet Underground was one of the first groups to receive an endorsement from Vox.^ Cale reports that at about this time the Velvet Underground was one of the first groups to receive an endorsement from Vox.
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^ About the velvet underground .
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^ Cale reports that at about this time, The Velvet Underground were one of the first groups to receive an endorsement from Vox .
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.The company pioneered a number of special effects, which the Velvet Underground utilized on the album.^ The Velvet Underground & Nico [ album info ] .
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^ The company pioneered a number of special effects, which the Velvet Underground utilized on White Light/White Heat .
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^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Peel Slowly and See (disc 5: 1970) " , was covered on the Japan album " Quiet Life ."
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Sterling Morrison offered the following input regarding the recording:
.There was fantastic leakage 'cause everyone was playing so loud and we had so much electronic junk with us in the studio—all these fuzzers and compressors.^ And the record ends strikingly with the Arabic-flavored "All That Is My Own," which matches a genteel 2/4 beat and Nico's folky playing to a bunch of squawking studio effects.
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^ You would ordinarily expect if they were gonna play that loud, they would be in a much larger room to get some isolation between one and the other.
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^ After all, we humans despise nothing so much as a practice we enjoy that is being enjoyed by someone other than us.
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.Gary Kellgren, who is ultra-competent, told us repeatedly: "You can't do it—all the needles are on red."^ "And the men who stirred us on, sit in judgment of all wrong, they decided the shotgun sings the song" .

and we reacted as we always reacted: ."Look, we don't know what goes on in there and we don't want to hear about it.^ I’m not going to be terribly ambitious, though, ’cause I don’t want to cheapen things for any artist that we do work with, you know.
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^ I had into this tiny little room about as big as this sofa, you know and I just lived in there for about 3 months.
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^ Of course he didn`t know anything about record production...He just sat there and said, Oooh that`s fantastic , and the engineer would say, Oh yeah!
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Just do the best you can." .And so the album is fuzzy, there's all that white noise....^ KO : And do you feel all your albums are connected, that there’s an underlying theme connecting them?
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we wanted to do something electronic and energetic. .We had the energy and the electronics, but we didn't know it couldn't be recorded....^ Of course he didn`t know anything about record production...He just sat there and said, Oooh that`s fantastic , and the engineer would say, Oh yeah!
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what we were trying to do was really fry the tracks.[12]
.The recording was raw and oversaturated.^ The recording was raw and oversaturated.
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^ The recording was raw and oversaturated, one of the harshest, loudest records yet released.
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.Cale has stated that while the debut had some moments of fragility and beauty, White Light/White Heat was "consciously anti-beauty."^ Cale has stated that while the debut had some moments of fragility and beauty, White Light/White Heat was consciously anti-beauty.
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^ White Light/White Heat (1968) .
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^ White Light/White Heat 12.
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.The title track and first song starts things off with John Cale pounding on the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis.^ The title track and first song starts things off with Lou Reed pounding on the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis.
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^ The title track is jerry lee lewis transferred to a new york loft , raucous !
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^ The title track and first song starts things off with Reed pounding on piano like a demented Jerry Lee Lewis .
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.The eerie, hallucinatory "Lady Godiva’s Operation" remains Reed’s favorite track on the album[citation needed].^ Lady Godivas Operation Chords [ info ] .
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^ The eerie, hallucinatory Lady Godivas Operation remains Reeds favorite track on the album.
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^ Lady Godivas Operation Tab [ info ] .
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.Despite the dominance of noisefests like "Sister Ray" and "I Heard Her Call My Name," there was room for the darkly comic "The Gift," a short story written by Reed and narrated by Cale in his deadpan Welsh accent.^ But this wasn't Reed's accent - it was a Welsh voice.
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^ Despite the dominance of noisefests like Sister Ray and I Heard Her Call My Name, there was room for the darkly comic The Gift, a short story written by Reed and narrated by Cale in his deadpan Welsh accent.
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^ Despite the dominance of noisefests like " Sister Ray ", and " I Heard Her Call My Name ", there was room for the darkly comic " The Gift ", a Reed-penned short story narrated in Cale's deadpan Welsh accent.
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.The meditative "Here She Comes Now" was later covered by Galaxie 500, R.E.M., Cabaret Voltaire, and Nirvana.^ The meditative Here She Comes Now was later covered by Galaxie 500, R.E.M. , Cabaret Voltaire, Voodoo Loons, and Nirvana .
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^ Here She Comes Now Tab .
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^ Here She Comes Now ," from the The Velvet Underground album " White Light/White Heat " , was covered on the Galaxie 500 album " Fourth Of July ."
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The album was released on January 30, 1968, entering the Billboard Top 200 chart for two weeks, at number 199.
.However, tensions were growing: the group was tired of receiving little recognition for its work, and Reed and Cale were pulling the Velvet Underground in different directions.^ However, tensions were growing: the group was tired of receiving little recognition for its work, and Reed and Cale were pulling the Velvet Underground in different directions.
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^ Tensions were growing: the group was tired of receiving little recognition for their hard work, and Reed and Cale were pulling the Velvet Underground in different directions.
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^ It's often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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The differences showed in the last recording session the band had with John Cale in February 1968: two pop-like songs in Reed’s direction ("Temptation Inside Your Heart" and "Stephanie Says") and a viola-driven drone in Cale’s direction ("Hey Mr. Rain"). .(None of these songs were released until they were included on the VU and Another View compilation albums.^ The shelved songs were later released on VU and Another View .
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^ (None of these songs were released until they were included on the VU and Another View compilation albums.
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^ It’s kind of like another VU album.
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) .Further, some songs the band had performed with Cale in concert, or that he had co-written, were not recorded until after he had left the group (such as "Walk It and Talk It," "Guess I’m Falling in Love," "Ride into the Sun," and "Countess from Hong Kong").^ Further, some songs the band had performed with Cale in concert, or that he had co-written, were not recorded until after he had left the group (such as Walk It and Talk It, Guess Im Falling in Love, Ride into the Sun, and Countess from Hong Kong).
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^ Some of the songs had been recorded when Cale was still in the band.
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^ "Ride Into the Sun" with Lou on vocals .
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The Velvet Underground (1969)

.Before work on their third album started, Cale was eased out of the band and was replaced by Doug Yule of Boston group the Grass Menagerie, who had opened several VU shows.^ The Velvet Underground (1969) Before work on their third album started, Reed fired Cale, and replaced him with Doug Yule .
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^ Main article: The Velvet Underground (album) Before work on their third album started, Cale was eased out of the band and was replaced by Doug Yule of Boston group the Grass Menagerie, who had opened several VU shows.
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^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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.The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968 (released in March 1969).^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968, and released in March of 1969.
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^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968 (released in March 1969).
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^ It was released by Verve Records in March 1967.
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.The cover photograph was taken by Billy Name.^ The cover photograph was taken by Billy Name.
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.The LP sleeve was designed by Dick Smith, then a staff artist at MGM/Verve.^ The LP sleeve was designed by Dick Smith, then a staff artist at MGM/Verve.
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.Released on March 12, 1969, the album failed to make Billboard’s Top 200 album chart.^ The album was released on March 12, 1967, peaking at 171 on Billboard magazine's Top 200 charts.
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^ The album was released on March 12, 1967, peaking at #171 on Billboard magazine's Top 200 charts.
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^ The album, when it was released, crept into the top 200 on Billboard, fading shortly afterwards.
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.It has often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.^ It has often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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^ Cale was pleasantly surprised to discover Reeds experimentalist tendencies were similar to his own: Reed sometimes used alternate guitar tunings to create a droning sound.
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^ On July 18, 1988, Nico, the German-born singer and early associate of The Velvet Underground, died of a cerebral hemorrhage following a bicycle accident.
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.According to Tim Mitchell, however, Morrison reported that there was creative tension between Reed and Cale but that its impact has been exaggerated over the years.^ According to Tim Mitchell, however, Morrison reported that there was creative tension between Reed and Cale but that its impact has been exaggerated over the years.
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^ In their final years, the creative tension came entirely from Lou Reed.
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^ It's often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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[13]
.In any case, the harsh, abrasive tendencies on the first two records were almost entirely absent on their third album.^ The Velvet Underground would seem to prove the truth of these claims, as the harsh, abrasive tendencies on the first two records were almost entirely absent.
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^ Recording the first album.
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^ In any case, the harsh, abrasive tendencies on the first two records were almost entirely absent on their third platter, The Velvet Underground .
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.This resulted in a gentler sound influenced by folk music, prescient of the songwriting style that would form Reed's solo career.^ This resulted in a gentler sound influenced by folk music, prescient of the songwriting style that would form Reed's solo career.
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^ When he heard that Paul Morrisey encouraged Andy Warhol to support Nico`s solo career, Reed stated that the corporation between Nico, Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground was over.
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^ Reed's take on drug use and fringe life lacked the clear moral "lessons" and tidy value judgments that would have made the music more accessible.

.Another factor in the change of sound was the band's Vox amplifiers and assorted fuzzboxes being stolen from an airport while they were on tour.^ Another factor in the change of sound was the band's Vox amplifiers and assorted fuzzboxes being stolen from an airport while they were on tour; they obtained replacements by signing a new endorsement deal with Sunn.
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^ This resulted in a gentler sound influenced by folk music, prescient of the songwriting style that would form Reed's solo career (another factor in the change of sound was the band's amplifiers being stolen from an airport while they were on tour; they obtained replacements by signing a new endorsement deal with Sunn ).
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.In addition, Reed and Morrison had purchased matching Fender 12-string electric guitars.^ In addition, Reed and Morrison had purchased matching Fender 12-string electric guitars.
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^ In addition, about half of the tracks on Nico's 1967 debut LP, Chelsea Girl , feature songs written by and/or featuring Reed, Cale and Morrison.
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^ (JA) Lineup: John Cale (bass, viola, some vocals); Sterling Morrison (guitar, some vocals, some bass); Lou Reed (lead vocals, guitar, some keyboards); Mo Tucker (drums, some vocals).
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.Doug Yule plays down the influence of the new equipment, however.^ Doug Yule plays down the influence of the new equipment, however.
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^ The only problem i have is as always people being down on Doug Yule.
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^ Lou and Sterling also played their guitars, but why Doug Yule is suddenly 'lead' guitar player is unclear to me.
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.Morrison's ringing guitar parts and Yule's melodic bass guitar and harmony vocals are featured prominently on the album.^ Morrison's ringing guitar parts and Yule's melodic bass guitar and harmony vocals are featured prominently on the album.
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^ Although Yule had theoretically put an end to The Velvet Underground in late 1972, in the spring of 1973 a covers band featuring Doug Yule (vocal guitar), Billy Yule (drums), George Kay (bass) and Don Silverman (guitar) played the New England bar circuit, and was billed as The Velvet Underground by the tour's manager.
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^ Sweet Jane " and " Rock and Roll " became U.S. radio favorites, and the band, featuring Walter Powers III on bass, and Doug Yule promoted to lead vocals and guitar, went on the road once more, playing the East Coast of the U.S. and Europe.
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.Reed's songs and singing are subdued and confessional, and he shared lead vocals with Yule, particularly when his own voice would fail under stress.^ Reed's songs and singing are subdued and confessional, and he shared lead vocals with Yule, particularly when his own voice would fail under stress.
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^ Doug Yule sang the lead vocal on "Candy Says" (about the Warhol superstar Candy Darling), which opens the LP, and a rare Maureen Tucker vocal is featured on "After Hours," a song that Reed said was so innocent and pure he couldn't possibly sing it himself.
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^ Doug Yule gets to sing a song, but fortunately, it's a rather spiffing song, albeit a very simple song.
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.Doug Yule sang the lead vocal on "Candy Says" (about the Warhol superstar Candy Darling), which opens the LP, and a rare Maureen Tucker vocal is featured on "After Hours," a song that Reed said was so innocent and pure he couldn't possibly sing it himself.^ Doug Yule sang the lead vocal on "Candy Says" (about the Warhol superstar Candy Darling), which opens the LP, and a rare Maureen Tucker vocal is featured on "After Hours," a song that Reed said was so innocent and pure he couldn't possibly sing it himself.
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^ Drummer Maureen Tucker sings a song!
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^ More » Velvet Underground members reuniting at NY library Reuters - Nov 17, 2009 Former Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule will make an extremely rare joint public appearance on December 8 at the New York Public Library.
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.The album's influence can be heard in many later indie rock and lo-fi recordings.^ The album's influence can be heard in many later indie rock and lo-fi recordings.
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^ After graduation, he set his sights considerably lower, churning out tunes for exploitation rock albums as a staff songwriter for Pickwick Records in New York City.
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^ This album has a transitional sound between the whisper-soft third album and the pop-rock songs of their final record, Loaded .
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Year on the road and the "lost" fourth album (1969)

.The Velvet Underground spent much of 1969 on the road, feeling they were not accepted in their hometown of New York City and not making much headway commercially.^ Because they are velvet and they are underground .
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^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Live MCMXCIII (disc 2) " , was covered on the Jeff Buckley album " 1992-04-19: Knitting Factory, New York City, NY, USA ."
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^ The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground explores: The Velvet Story: How Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and the others emerged from the New York scene, their successes and excesses and what happened to each in their solo years.
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.The live album 1969: The Velvet Underground Live was recorded in October 1969 and released in 1974 on Mercury Records at the urging of rock critic Paul Nelson, who worked in A&R for Mercury at the time.^ These are the times that "Velvet Underground" has been played: .
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^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968, and released in March of 1969.
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^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Live MCMXCIII (disc 2) " , was covered on the Jeff Buckley album " 1992-04-19: Knitting Factory, New York City, NY, USA ."
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Nelson asked singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy to write liner notes for the double album which began, “I wish it was a hundred years from today….”
.During the same year, the band recorded on and off in the studio, creating a lot of material that was never officially released due to disputes with their record label.^ During the same year, the band recorded on and off in the studio, creating a lot of material that was never officially released due to disputes with their record label.
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^ Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band took over 700 hours in the studio to record, while Kurt Cobain’s vocals on In Utero were recorded in 6 hours.

^ The band essentially dissolved while recording the album, and Reed walked off just before it was finished.
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.What many consider the prime of these sessions was released many years later as VU.^ What many consider the prime of these sessions was released many years later as VU .
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^ Q: It seems that the Velvet Underground wanted to record an entire album for prospective commercial release at these sessions, and not a demo to be used for getting a record contract.
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^ None of these songs were released until they were included on the VU and Another View compilation albums.
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.This album has a transitional sound between the whisper-soft third album and the pop-rock songs of their final record, Loaded.^ This album has a transitional sound between the whisper-soft third album and the pop-rock anthems of their final record, Loaded .
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^ The music was avant-garde in the extreme: it was one of the first pop songs to use prepared piano (where the instrument has its sound altered by placing external objects on the strings or between the keys) and a kind of prepared guitar (all of the strings on Reed's guitar were tuned to D).
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^ Though the record was not the smash hit the company had anticipated, it contains the most accessible pop the V.U. had performed, and several of Reed's best-known songs, including " Sweet Jane " and " Rock and Roll ".
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.The rest of the recordings, as well as some alternate takes, were bundled on Another View.^ In any case, the track listing consists entirely of well-known Reed tunes like "Sweet Jane," with yet another take of "Heroin."
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^ Some of the alternate takes on this are really great, especially if your used to the original takes.
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^ (JA) Another VU (recorded 1968 - 1969; released 1986) The rest of the tracks from the aborted "fourth album," very similar to the preceding.
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.After Reed’s departure, he later reworked a number of these songs for his solo records (“Stephanie Says,” “Ocean,” “I Can’t Stand It,” “Lisa Says,” “She’s My Best Friend”).^ Cale and Reed started to play Reed`s songs for fun, and suddenly these created a strong bond between them.
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^ The fact that you are married, Only proves, you're my best friend.
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^ She's My Best Friend  .
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.Indeed, most of Reed’s early solo career’s more successful hits were reworked Velvet Underground tracks (albeit, the ones he wrote), released for the first time in their original version on VU, Another View, and later on Peel Slowly and See.^ The shelved songs were later released on VU and Another View .
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^ Indeed, most of Reed's early solo career's more successful hits were reworked Velvet Underground tracks, released for the first time in their original version on VU , Another View , and later on Peel Slowly and See .
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^ And the very first Velvet Underground album to hit the shores in Britain.
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Loaded (1970)

.By 1969 the MGM and Verve record labels had been losing money for several years.^ Main article: Loaded (The Velvet Underground album) By 1969 the MGM and Verve record labels had been losing money for several years.
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^ In 1985 Polydor released the album VU , which collected unreleased recordings that might have constituted the band's fourth album for MGM in 1969 but had never been released.
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^ During the same year, the band recorded on and off in the studio, creating a lot of material that was never officially released due to disputes with their record label.
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.A new president, Mike Curb, was hired.^ A new president, Mike Curb, was hired.
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Curb decided to purge the labels of their many controversial and unprofitable acts. .The drug or hippie-related bands were released from MGM, and the Velvets were on his list, along with Eric Burdon and the Animals and Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.^ Loaded (1970) In 1969, MGM Records president Mike Curb wanted to purge any drug- or hippie-related bands from MGM, and the V.U. were on his list, along with Frank Zappa 's Mothers of Invention.
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^ MGM was by now in the midst of an infamous "purge" of its supposedly drug-related rock acts, and the Velvets were setting their sights elsewhere.
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^ Now, Tom Wilson had previously worked with Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa, so the strangeness of The Velvet Underground wasn't too likely to freak him out.
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.Nonetheless MGM insisted on retaining ownership of all master tapes of their recordings.^ He would come, and he had his little tape recorder, which he carried all the time.
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.Atlantic Records signed the Velvet Underground for what would be its final studio album with Lou Reed: Loaded, released on Atlantic’s subsidiary label Cotillion.^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968, and released in March of 1969.
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^ Atlantic Records signed the Velvet Underground for what would be its final studio album, Loaded , released on Atlantic's subsidiary label Cotillion .
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^ Originally released as a vinyl double LP; the later CD versions divided the album into two separate volumes with some additional material: 1969: The Velvet Underground Live, Volume One (1988, Mercury) .
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.The album’s title refers to Atlantic’s request that the band produce an album “loaded with hits”.^ The albums title refers to Atlantics request that the band produce an album loaded with hits.
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^ The album's title refers to Atlantic's request that the band produce an album " loaded with hits.
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^ It not only sounds like a different band altogether from previous albums, but also a different band altogether from the one who produced the first three mighty songs.
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Though the record was not the smash hit the company had anticipated, it contains the most accessible pop the VU had performed, and several of Reed’s best-known songs, including "Sweet Jane” and “Rock and Roll.”
.Though Tucker had temporarily retired from the group due to her pregnancy, she received a performance credit on Loaded.^ Though Tucker had temporarily retired from the group due to her pregnancy, she received a performance credit on Loaded .
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^ Tucker had to sit out Loaded due to pregnancy, replaced by Yule's brother Billy.
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^ Due to Reed 's departure, though, the group couldn't capitalize on any momentum it might have generated.
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.Except on a few songs, drums were actually played by several people, including Yule, engineer Adrian Barber, session musician Tommy Castanaro, and Doug Yule’s brother Billy, who was still in high school.^ Drums were actually played by several people, including Yule, engineer Adrian Barber, session musician Tommy Castanaro , and Doug Yule's brother Billy, who was still in high school.
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^ It's long been debated whether this is actually the final date Lou Reed played with the Velvets, but there's little question that this captures the band in its final days, when Reed 's interest in the band was declining and when a pregnant Maureen Tucker was on hiatus and replaced by Doug Yule 's teenage brother Billy .
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^ Doug Yule gets to sing a song, but fortunately, it's a rather spiffing song, albeit a very simple song.
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.Disillusioned with the lack of progress the band was making and pressured by manager Steve Sesnick, Reed decided to quit the band in August 1970. The band essentially dissolved while recording the album, and Reed walked off just before it was finished.^ Unexpectedly, after a lengthy residency at New York's famous Max's Kansas City club, Reed quit the band near the end of the summer of 1970, moving back to his parents' Long Island home for several months before beginning his solo career, just before the release of Loaded, his final studio album with the Velvets.
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^ Their original drummer was Angus MacLise , who quit before the band's first paid gig, considering accepting money for art a sellout.
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^ But don't let all that scare you off - the performance is positively ferocious, with Reed nearly losing the band as he charges ahead on song after song.
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.Lou Reed has often said he was completely surprised when he saw Loaded in stores.^ Lou Reed has often said he was completely surprised months later when he saw Loaded in stores.
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^ The Velvet Underground & Nico View In iTunes 2 Loaded View In iTunes 3 White Light / White Heat View In iTunes 4 1969 - Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed, Vol.
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He also said, bitterly, “I left them to their album full of hits that I made.”
.However, Reed was particularly bitter about a verse being edited from the Loaded version of “Sweet Jane.” “New Age” was changed as well: as originally recorded, its closing line (“It’s the beginning of a new age”) was repeated many more times.^ Perfect Day , anything off New York , Sweet Jane .
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^ 'Beginning To See The Light' is really just a single guitar pattern, repeated from beginning to close.
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^ John Cale's wacky viola abuses might have been the weirdest feature of the early records, but Reed himself proved to be a total original.
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.A brief interlude in “Rock and Roll” was also removed.^ A brief interlude in " Rock and Roll " was also removed.
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.(Almost three decades later, the album would be reissued as "Fully Loaded" with the edits restored and all versions included.^ (Years later, the album would be reissued with the edits restored.
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^ Here’s the very long, never-before-published transcript, with almost all the warts included.
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^ Atlantic Records signed the Velvet Underground for what would be its final studio album, Loaded , released on Atlantic's subsidiary label Cotillion .
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) .On the other hand, Yule has pointed out that the album was to all intents and purposes finished when Reed left the band and that Reed had been aware of most, if not all, of the edits.^ The band recorded four studio albums - of which 1970's 'Loaded' was the final one - with Reed departing shortly before the album's release.
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^ But don't let all that scare you off - the performance is positively ferocious, with Reed nearly losing the band as he charges ahead on song after song.
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^ (JA) Berlin (Reed: 1973) Reed's first serious concept album, this is a critic's favorite that didn't sell as strongly as Reed's other records in the same period.
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.The few weeks between Reed’s departure in late August and Loaded’s arrival in the shops in September of the same year also would have left little room for the whole process of editing, reviewing, mastering and pressing.^ The few weeks between Reeds departure in late August and Loaded s arrival in the shops in September of the same year also would have left little room for the whole process of editing, reviewing, mastering and pressing.
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^ The few weeks between Reed's departure in late August and Loaded ’s arrival in the shops in September of the same year also would have left little room for the whole process of editing, reviewing, mastering and pressing.
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^ According to Tim Mitchell, however, Morrison reported that there was creative tension between Reed and Cale but that its impact has been exaggerated over the years.
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[citation needed]

The Doug Yule years (1970-1973)

.Even though Loaded’s spin-off single “Who Loves the Sun” had little success, “Sweet Jane” and “Rock and Roll” became U.S. radio favorites[citation needed], and the band, featuring Walter Powers on bass, with Doug Yule taking over lead vocals and guitar, went on the road once more, playing the U.S. East Coast and Europe.^ Who loves the sun  .
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^ Although Loaded 's spin-off single " Who Loves the Sun " did nothing, the album itself is something of a muted triumph.
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^ Doug Yule is suddenly credited with both Drums and Lead Guitar, Organ, Bass.
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.By that time, however, Sterling Morrison had obtained a B.A. degree in English, and left the group to pursue a Ph.D. in medieval literature at the University of Texas at Austin.^ By that time, however, Sterling Morrison had obtained a B.A. degree in English, and left the group for an academic career with the University of Texas at Austin .
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^ Sterling Morrison was a professor for some time, teaching Medieval Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, then became a tugboat captain for several years.
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^ By 1965, the group was a quartet called the Velvet Underground, including Reed, Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison (an old friend of Reed's), and drummer Angus MacLise.
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.His replacement was singer/keyboard player Willie Alexander.^ His replacement was singer/keyboard player Willie Alexander.
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.The band played shows in England, Wales, and the Netherlands, some of which are collected on the 2001 box set Final V.U..^ The band played shows in England, Wales, and the Netherlands , some of which are collected on the 2001 box set Final V.U. (Longtime fans began mocking the new lineup as the "Velveteen Underground", perhaps unfairly.
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^ There are supposed to be great quality tapes of these shows (two songs show up on the Peel Slowly box set), but for some reason they've always been "lost."
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^ It's a different, inferior band than the classic lineup of the Velvet Underground -- who are documented well on the excellent double-volume set 1969: Velvet Underground Live and the 2001 box Bootleg Series, Vol.
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.In 1972 Atlantic released Live at Max's Kansas City, a live bootleg of the Velvet Underground’s final performance with Reed, recorded by fan Brigid Polk on August 23, 1970. Meanwhile, the Doug Yule-fronted edition of the band was touring the United Kingdom when Sesnick managed to secure a recording contract with Polydor Records in England.^ The Velvet Underground was recorded in late 1968, and released in March of 1969.
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^ Some of these performances have been released as a bootleg; they remain the only recordings of MacLise with the Velvet Underground.
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^ In 1972 Atlantic released Live at Max's Kansas City , a live bootleg of one of the Velvet Underground's final performances with Reed, recorded by fan Brigid Polk.
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.He then allegedly sent Tucker, Powers and Alexander back to the US (effectively ending their tenures with the group) while Yule recorded the album Squeeze under the Velvet Underground name virtually by himself, with only the assistance of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and a few other session musicians.^ The Velvet Underground & Nico , released in 1967 by Verve Records , only reached number 171 in the charts, but it's widely recognized as their classic album, and songs like "Sunday Morning", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Heroin" and others are considered great indicators of both the lyricism and the songcraft of Lou Reed.
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^ That left Doug Yule at the helm of an act that was the Velvet Underground in name only, and the 1973 album that was billed to the group (Squeeze) is best forgotten, and not considered as a true Velvets release.
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^ By 1965, the group was a quartet called the Velvet Underground, including Reed, Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison (an old friend of Reed's), and drummer Angus MacLise.
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.Prior to the release of Squeeze, a new Velvet Underground lineup was assembled to tour the UK to promote the upcoming album.^ Originally released as a vinyl double LP; the later CD versions divided the album into two separate volumes with some additional material: 1969: The Velvet Underground Live, Volume One (1988, Mercury) .
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^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Live MCMXCIII (disc 2) " , was covered on the Jeff Buckley album " 1992-04-19: Knitting Factory, New York City, NY, USA ."
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^ The same lineup briefly reunited from 1992–1994, resulting in a European tour — both headlining and opening a few concerts for U2 — and a live album, Live MCMXCIII .
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.This version of The Velvet Underground consisted of Yule, Rob Norris (guitar), George Kay (bass guitar) and Mark Nauseef (drums).^ This version of The Velvet Underground consisted of Yule, Rob Norris (guitar), George Kay (bass guitar) and Mark Nauseef (drums).
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^ Although Yule had theoretically put an end to The Velvet Underground in late 1972, in the spring of 1973 a covers band featuring Doug Yule (vocal guitar), Billy Yule (drums), George Kay (bass) and Don Silverman (guitar) played the New England bar circuit, and was billed as The Velvet Underground by the tour's manager.
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^ Few rock groups can claim to have broken so much new territory, and maintain such consistent brilliance on record, as the Velvet Underground during their brief lifespan.
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Sesnick left the band shortly before the tour started, and Yule left when the brief tour ended in December 1972.
.Squeeze was released a few months later in February 1973, in Europe only.^ That left Doug Yule at the helm of an act that was the Velvet Underground in name only, and the 1973 album that was billed to the group (Squeeze) is best forgotten, and not considered as a true Velvets release.
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^ After Reed left to pursue a successful solo career, Doug Yule continued under the original name and released Squeeze (1973).
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.The album is a controversial item among Velvet fans, generally held in low regard by fans and critics: Stephen Thomas Erlewine notes that the album received “uniformly terrible reviews” upon initial release, and was often "deleted" from official V.U. discographies.^ In 1972 Atlantic released Live at Max's Kansas City , a live bootleg of one of the Velvet Underground's final performances with Reed, recorded by fan Brigid Polk.
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^ Atlantic Records signed the Velvet Underground for what would be its final studio album, Loaded , released on Atlantic's subsidiary label Cotillion .
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^ The album only reached number 171 in the charts, and that's as high as any of their LPs would get upon original release.
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.Although Yule had theoretically put an end to The Velvet Underground in late 1972, in the spring of 1973 a covers band featuring Doug Yule (vocal guitar), Billy Yule (drums), George Kay (bass) and Don Silverman (guitar) played the New England bar circuit, and was billed as The Velvet Underground by the tour's manager.^ Doug Yule was recruited as the new bass player.
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^ The Velvet Underground songs that have been covered .
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^ Doug Yule is suddenly credited with both Drums and Lead Guitar, Organ, Bass.
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.(The Yule brothers and Kay had all previously played in various Velvet Underground incarnations.^ (The Yule brothers and Kay had all previously played in various Velvet Underground incarnations.
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^ Although Yule had theoretically put an end to The Velvet Underground in late 1972, in the spring of 1973 a covers band featuring Doug Yule (vocal guitar), Billy Yule (drums), George Kay (bass) and Don Silverman (guitar) played the New England bar circuit, and was billed as The Velvet Underground by the tour's manager.
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^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Peel Slowly and See (disc 5: 1970) " , was covered on the Japan album " Quiet Life ."
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) .The band members objected to the billing, and in late May 1973, the band and the tour manager parted ways.^ The band members objected to the billing, and in late May 1973, the band and the tour manager parted ways.
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^ Although Yule had theoretically put an end to The Velvet Underground in late 1972, in the spring of 1973 a covers band featuring Doug Yule (vocal guitar), Billy Yule (drums), George Kay (bass) and Don Silverman (guitar) played the New England bar circuit, and was billed as The Velvet Underground by the tour's manager.
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^ The Velvet Underground continues to exist as a New Yorkbased partnership managing the financial and back catalog aspects for the band members, but no performances will be forthcoming.
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Post-VU developments (1972–1990)

.Reed, Cale and Nico teamed up at the beginning of 1972 to play two concerts in London and Paris.^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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^ In June, Nico took off for Ibiza and Lou Reed contracted hepatitis: the group played Poor Richard's in Chicago without either.
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^ I am trying to build my collection of solo albums by Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker, and Nico, so watch this space.
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The Paris concert performed at the Bataclan club was bootlegged, finally receiving an official release as Le Bataclan '72 in 2003.
.In 1973, Yule undertook a short tour leading a group that was billed as The Velvet Underground despite Reed's protests.^ By 1965, the group was a quartet called the Velvet Underground, including Reed, Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison (an old friend of Reed's), and drummer Angus MacLise.
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^ The bands manager, seeing a growing cult of popularity building up around the group, had been masterminding the touring and ( this here ) recording of The Velvet Underground with Doug Yule as the groups leader, following the departure of Lou Reed.
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^ Reed’s memories were fresh, however, of Andy Warhol, the Velvets’ first patron and the producer of the band’s debut, 1967’s The Velvet Underground and Nico .
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.From the beginning, attendance was poor.^ From the beginning, attendance was poor.
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Yule fired the manager, and the tour dissolved after only a few performances.
.Reed and Cale, in the meantime, developed solo careers.^ I am trying to build my collection of solo albums by Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker, and Nico, so watch this space.
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^ A rift developed between Reed and Cale, the most creative forces in the band and, as one could expect, two temperamental egos.
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^ A rift developed between Reed and Cale , the most creative forces in the band and, as one could expect, two temperamental egos.
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.Nico had also begun a solo career with Cale producing a majority of her albums.^ Nico had also begun a solo career with Cale producing a majority of her albums.
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^ I am trying to build my collection of solo albums by Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker, and Nico, so watch this space.
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^ I don't see any reviews for nico's solo albums...the marble index is awesome and highly underrated.
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.Sterling Morrison was a professor for some time, teaching Medieval Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, then became a tugboat captain for several years.^ Sterling Morrison was a professor for some time, teaching Medieval Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, then became a tugboat captain for several years.
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^ (Nico: 1974) Nico and Cale returned to the studio after a hiatus of several years, during which time Cale had become associated with Brian Eno.
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^ By that time, however, Sterling Morrison had obtained a B.A. degree in English, and left the group for an academic career with the University of Texas at Austin .
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.Maureen Tucker raised a family before returning to small-scale gigging and recording in the 1980s; Morrison was in a number of touring bands, among others with Tucker’s band.^ The band recorded four studio albums - of which 1970's 'Loaded' was the final one - with Reed departing shortly before the album's release.
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^ MacLise quit before the band's first paying gig, claiming that accepting money for art was a sellout; the Velvets quickly recruited drummer Maureen Tucker, a sister of one of Morrison's friends.
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^ Their original drummer was Angus MacLise , who quit before the band's first paid gig, considering accepting money for art a sellout.
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.In 1985 Polydor released the album VU, which collected unreleased recordings that might have constituted the band's fourth album for MGM in 1969 but had never been released.^ MGM Records pulled all copies of the album until the legal problems were settled (by which time the record had lost its modest commercial momentum), and the still was airbrushed out.
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^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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^ Loaded (1970) In 1969, MGM Records president Mike Curb wanted to purge any drug- or hippie-related bands from MGM, and the V.U. were on his list, along with Frank Zappa 's Mothers of Invention.
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.Some of the songs had been recorded when Cale was still in the band.^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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^ (JA) Paris 1919 (Cale: 1973) Some of the players here are borrowed Little Feat band members.
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^ (JA) Sabotage Live (Cale: 1979) This is a live record with Cale backed by a punk rock band.
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.More unreleased recordings of the band, some of them demos and unfinished tracks, were released in 1986 as Another View.^ More unreleased recordings of the band, some of them demos and unfinished tracks, were released in 1986 as Another View .
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^ The band recorded four studio albums - of which 1970's 'Loaded' was the final one - with Reed departing shortly before the album's release.
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^ In 1985 Polydor released the album VU , which collected unreleased recordings that might have constituted the band's fourth album for MGM in 1969 but had never been released.
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.On July 18, 1988, Nico, the German-born singer and early associate of The Velvet Underground, died of a cerebral hemorrhage following a bicycle accident.^ In 1988, erstwhile singer Nico died of a brain hemorrhage while bicycling on the island of Ibiza.
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^ It's often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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^ Few rock albums are as important as The Velvet Underground and Nico, All Music Guide .
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.Czech dissident playwright Václav Havel was a fan of the Velvet Underground, ultimately becoming a friend of Lou Reed.^ It's often been reported that the early edition of the Velvet Underground was a struggle between Reed and Cale's creative impulses: Reed's rather conventional approach contrasted with Cale's experimentalist tendencies.
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^ Led by the supremely talented Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground combined garage pop with an avant garde sensibility which led to them exerting a huge influence over the punk and new wave movements which followed in their wake.
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^ In 1972 Atlantic released Live at Max's Kansas City , a live bootleg of one of the Velvet Underground's final performances with Reed, recorded by fan Brigid Polk.
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.Though some attribute the name of the 1989 “Velvet Revolution,” which ended more than 40 years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, to the band, Reed points out that in fact the name Velvet Revolution derives from its peaceful nature—that no one was physically killed (“hurt”) during those events.^ The band recorded four studio albums - of which 1970's 'Loaded' was the final one - with Reed departing shortly before the album's release.
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^ I once gave a lecture on how the Velvets were more important than the Beatles - the latter created the pop music phenomenon, but the Velvets changed the paradigm of music forever mixing classical ability (Cale) with lack of traditional music ability of Reed.
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[15] .After Havel’s election as president, first of Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic, Reed visited him in Prague.^ After Havels election as president, first of Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic, Reed visited him in Prague.
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^ Czech dissident playwright Vclav Havel was a fan of the Velvet Underground, ultimately becoming a friend of Lou Reed .
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^ On September 16, 1998, at Havels request, Reed performed in the White House at a state dinner in Havels honor hosted by President Bill Clinton.
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[16] .On September 16, 1998, at Havel’s request, Reed performed in the White House at a state dinner in Havel’s honor hosted by President Bill Clinton.^ On September 16, 1998, at Havels request, Reed performed in the White House at a state dinner in Havels honor hosted by President Bill Clinton.
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^ "The President and Mrs. Clinton Honor His Excellency V()clav Havel, President of the Czech Republic and Mrs. Havlov()" , September 16, 1998, accessed April 30, 2007; Transcript of President's Clinton's remarks , findarticles.com September 16, 1998, accessed April 30, 2007.
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^ Also, I have reviewed a performance from Reed's 1998 solo tour .
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Reunions (1990-2009)

.In 1990, Reed and Cale released Songs for Drella, dedicated to the recently deceased Andy Warhol.^ (JA) Songs For 'Drella (Reed and Cale: 1990) This was certainly an odd project - a concept album tribute to Andy Warhol, a.k.a.
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^ In 1990, Reed and Cale released Songs for Drella , dedicated to the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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^ Reunions (1990 and 1992-1994) In 1990, Reed and Cale released Songs For Drella , dedicated to the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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.(“Drella” was a nickname Warhol had been given, a combination of “Dracula” and “Cinderella”.^ "Drella" was a nickname Warhol had adopted, a combination of "Dracula" and "Cinderella".
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^ (Drella was a nickname Warhol had been given, a combination of Dracula and Cinderella.
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) .Though Morrison and Tucker had each worked with Reed and Cale since the V.U. broke up, Songs for Drella was the first time the pair had worked together in decades, and rumors of a reunion began to circulate, fueled by the one-off appearance by Reed, Cale, Morrison and Tucker to play "Heroin" as the encore to a brief Songs for Drella set in Jouy-en-Josas, France.^ Though Morrison and Tucker had each worked with Reed and Cale since the V.U. broke up, Songs for Drella was the first time the pair had worked together in decades, and rumors of a reunion began to circulate, fueled by the one-off appearance by Reed, Cale, Morrison and Tucker to play "Heroin" as the encore to a brief Songs for Drella set in Jouy-en-Josas, France.
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^ The music was avant-garde in the extreme: it was one of the first pop songs to use prepared piano (where the instrument has its sound altered by placing external objects on the strings or between the keys) and a kind of prepared guitar (all of the strings on Reed's guitar were tuned to D).
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^ The title track and first song starts things off with Lou Reed pounding on the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis.
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.The Reed–Cale–Morrison–Tucker lineup officially reunited as "The Velvet Underground" in 1992, commencing activities with a European tour beginning in Edinburgh on June 1, 1993, and featuring a performance at Glastonbury which garnered an NME front cover.^ The Velvet Underground songs that have been covered .
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^ The ReedCaleMorrisonTucker lineup officially reunited as "The Velvet Underground" in 1992, commencing activities with a European tour beginning in Edinburgh on June 1, 1993, and featuring a performance at Glastonbury which garnered an NME front cover.
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^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Live MCMXCIII (disc 2) " , was covered on the Jeff Buckley album " 1992-04-19: Knitting Factory, New York City, NY, USA ."
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.Cale sang most of the songs Nico had originally performed.^ Cale sang most of the songs Nico had originally performed.
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^ Cale sang most of the songs Nico had performed with the group.
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^ In addition, about half of the tracks on Nico's 1967 debut LP, Chelsea Girl , feature songs written by and/or featuring Reed, Cale and Morrison.
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.As well as headlining, the Velvets performed as supporting act for five dates of U2’s Zoo TV Tour.^ As well as headlining, the Velvets performed as supporting act for five dates of U2 s Zoo TV Tour.
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^ Sweet Jane ," from the The Velvet Underground album " The Best Of The Velvet Underground " , was covered on the U2 album " The Complete Tour Rarities ."
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.Given the success of The Velvet Underground's European reunion tour, a series of US tour dates were proposed, as was an MTV Unplugged broadcast, and possibly even some new studio recordings.^ Given the success of The Velvet Underground's European reunion tour, a series of US tour dates were proposed, as was an MTV Unplugged broadcast, and possibly even some new studio recordings.
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^ The Velvet Underground would seem to prove the truth of these claims, as the harsh, abrasive tendencies on the first two records were almost entirely absent.
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^ The Velvet Underground spent much of 1969 on the road, feeling they were not accepted in their hometown of New York City and not making much headway commercially.
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.However, before any of this could come to fruition, Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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^ However, before any of this could come to fruition, Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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^ I once gave a lecture on how the Velvets were more important than the Beatles - the latter created the pop music phenomenon, but the Velvets changed the paradigm of music forever mixing classical ability (Cale) with lack of traditional music ability of Reed.
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.On August 30, 1995, Sterling Morrison died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.^ Sterling Morrison died in August, 1995.
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^ On August 30, 1995, Sterling Morrison died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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.When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, Lou Reed and John Cale reformed the Velvet Underground for the last time, with Maureen Tucker in tow.^ When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, Lou Reed and John Cale reformed the Velvet Underground for the last time, with Maureen Tucker in tow.
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^ These are the times that "Velvet Underground" has been played: .
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^ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony .
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.Doug Yule was absent.^ Doug Yule was absent.
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.At the ceremony, the band was inducted by singer/poet Patti Smith, and the band performed "Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend", written in tribute to Morrison.^ At the ceremony, the band was inducted by singer/poet Patti Smith , and the band performed "Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend", written in tribute to Morrison.
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^ She's My Best Friend ," from the The Velvet Underground album " VU " , was covered on the of Montreal album " Rabid Chords 002: Tribute to the Velvet Underground (disc 1) ."
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.The Velvet Underground continues to exist as a New York–based partnership managing the financial and back catalog aspects for the band members, but no performances will be forthcoming.^ All Tomorrow's Parties ," from the The Velvet Underground album " Live MCMXCIII (disc 2) " , was covered on the Jeff Buckley album " 1992-04-19: Knitting Factory, New York City, NY, USA ."
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^ While moving into his New York City apartment Reed found the book The Velvet Underground by Michael Leigh, a book about sadomasochism , left by previous tenant Tony Conrad .
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^ A year on the road and the "lost" fourth album (1969) The Velvet Underground spent much of 1969 on the road, feeling they were not accepted in their hometown of New York City and not making much headway commercially.
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.In December 2009, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the band's formation, Reed, Tucker and Yule (with Cale not present) gave a rare interview at the New York Public Library.^ Before the band could tour the U.S. or record — an MTV Unplugged album was proposed — Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the band once more.
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^ The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground explores: The Velvet Story: How Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and the others emerged from the New York scene, their successes and excesses and what happened to each in their solo years.
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^ When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, Lou Reed and John Cale reformed the Velvet Underground for the last time, with Maureen Tucker in tow.
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Lineups

Year Band Recordings
Vocals,
guitar
Multiple instruments, vocals Guitar Percussion
April–November 1965 Lou Reed John Cale Sterling Morrison Angus MacLise Disc 1 of Peel Slowly and See (1995; minus MacLise)
December 1965–September 1968 Lou Reed John Cale Sterling Morrison Maureen Tucker The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), White Light/White Heat (1968), two tracks on VU (1985), three tracks on Another View (1986), discs 2–3 of Peel Slowly and See (1995)
September 1968–August 1970 Lou Reed Doug Yule Sterling Morrison Maureen Tucker The Velvet Underground (1969), Loaded (1970; minus Tucker), Live at Max's Kansas City (1972; minus Tucker), 1969: The Velvet Underground Live (1974), eight tracks on VU (1985), six tracks on Another View (1986), discs 4–5 of Peel Slowly and See (1995), Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes (2001)
  Vocals, guitar Bass guitar Guitar Drums  
November 1970–August 1971 Doug Yule Walter Powers Sterling Morrison Maureen Tucker Studio demo of two songs, "She'll Make You Cry" and "Friends" (as yet unreleased)
  Vocals, guitar Bass guitar Keyboards, vocals Drums  
October 1971–December 1971 Doug Yule Walter Powers Willie Alexander Maureen Tucker Discs 1–2 and part of disc 4 of Final V.U. 1971-1973 (2001)
  Vocals, multiple instruments        
January 1972–February 1973 Doug Yule --- --- --- Squeeze (1973), discs 3–4 of Final V.U. (2001; both with hired hands)
  Vocals, guitar Multiple instruments, vocals Guitar Percussion  
June 1990; November 1992–July 1993 Lou Reed John Cale Sterling Morrison Maureen Tucker Live MCMXCIII (1993)
1996 Lou Reed John Cale Maureen Tucker Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
2009 Lou Reed Doug Yule Maureen Tucker Group interview at the New York Public Library

Temporary, live and studio members

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  • Angus MacLise — sat in on percussion with Tucker switching to bass guitar and Cale and Morrison to lead vocals during a Chicago engagement when Reed was taken ill with hepatitis, June–July 1966.
  • Henry Flynt - stand-in for Cale for four live dates during September 1966.[19]
  • Nico — collaborator on vocals with the band on four tracks off The Velvet Underground & Nico and several Exploding Plastic Inevitable engagements, 1966–1967. In addition, about half of the tracks on Nico's 1967 debut LP, Chelsea Girl, feature songs written by and/or featuring Reed, Cale and Morrison.^ The Velvet Underground songs that have been covered .
    • The Velvet Underground Cover Songs - The Covers Project 10 January 2010 13:41 UTC www.coversproject.com [Source type: General]

    ^ With Reed's friend, Sterling Morrison (guitar, bass), The Velvet Underground was spawned by 1964.
    • Albums by The Velvet Underground - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 13:41 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If not, we might not be talking about 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' here today.
    • The Velvet Underground | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 10 January 2010 13:41 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

    These tracks are generally considered Velvet Underground songs, to the extent that some songs are included on compilations like the Peel Slowly and See box set and the Gold 2-CD set.
  • Billy Yule — stand-in on drums for a pregnant Tucker on three tracks off Loaded and at the Max's Kansas City 1970 engagement, including Live at Max's Kansas City; and the 1973 Boston engagement.
  • Tommy Castanaro — stand-in on drums for a pregnant Tucker on two tracks off Loaded.
  • Adrian Barber — stand-in on drums for a pregnant Tucker on a number of tracks off Loaded.
  • Larry Estridge — tour stand-in (bass guitar) for Walter Powers, June 1971.
  • Rob Norris — tour member (guitar) for the 1972 UK Squeeze tour.
  • George Kay — tour member (bass guitar) for the 1972 UK Squeeze tour and the 1973 Boston engagement.
  • Don Silverman — tour member (guitar) for the 1972 UK Squeeze tour.
  • Mark Nauseef — tour member (drums) for the 1972 UK Squeeze tour.
  • Ian Paice — session musician (drums) for Squeeze (1973).

Discography

References

  1. ^ Richie Unterberger, "The Velvet Underground", Allmusic, accessed April 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Heylin, Clinton (2005). All Yesterdays' Parties: the Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1971. Da Capo Press. p. 99. ISBN 0306813653. 
  3. ^ Blond, Phillip (1998). Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology. Routledge. p. 191. ISBN 0415097789. 
  4. ^ RS 500 Greatest Albums November 18, 2003.
  5. ^ 13) The Velvet Underground and Nico Rolling Stone, 1 November 2003
  6. ^ Julian Casablancas, "The Velvet Underground" (No. 19), in "The Immortals: The First Fifty", Rolling Stone, No. 946 (April 15, 2004), accessed April 29, 2007.
  7. ^ a b David Fricke, liner notes for the Peel Slowly and See box set (Polydor, 1995).
  8. ^ Quoted by David Fricke in his liner notes for the Peel Slowly and See box set (Polydor, 1995).
  9. ^ "Andy Warhol: From the Velvet Underground to Basquiat". http://www.maxskansascity.com/warhol/. 
  10. ^ Aspen no. 3: The Pop Art issue
  11. ^ Amazon.com: The Velvet Underground Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (The Schirmer Companion Series , No 8): Albin, Iii Zak, Albin Zak: Books
  12. ^ Hogan, Peter (1997). The Complete Guide to the Music of the Velvet Underground. London: Omnibus Press. p. 19. ISBN 0-7119-5596-4. http://books.google.com/books?id=GL0eMqztmuIC&pg=PA19. 
  13. ^ Tim Mitchell, Sedition and Alchemy : A Biography of John Cale (2003; London: Peter Owen Publishers, 2004); ISBN 0720611326 (10); ISBN 978-0720611328 (13); cf. Press release, rpt. xsall.nl (March 2004).
  14. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine in the Allmusic website article on Squeeze
  15. ^ Lou Reed, Havel at Columbia interview: "7: The Velvet Revolution and The Velvet Underground", accessed April 29, 2007. (See table of contents for "Chapters".)
  16. ^ Lou Reed, Havel at Columbia interview: "4: 1990 visit to Prague and the challenges faced by Havel", accessed April 29, 2007. (See table of contents for "Chapters".)
  17. ^ Lou Reed, Havel at Columbia interview: "8: 1998 White House benefit concert", accessed April 30, 2007 (See table of contents for "Chapters"); cf. "The President and Mrs. Clinton Honor His Excellency V(á)clav Havel, President of the Czech Republic and Mrs. Havlov(á)", September 16, 1998, accessed April 30, 2007; Transcript of President's Clinton's remarks, findarticles.com September 16, 1998, accessed April 30, 2007.
  18. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/12/10/velvet-underground.html
  19. ^ http://alexvcook.blogspot.com/2007/12/hypothesis-on-possibility-of-henry.html

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Simple English

The Velvet Underground
Also known as The Warlocks, The Falling Spikes
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Art rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, protopunk,
Years active 1965-1973, 1990, 1992-1994, 1996
Labels Verve, MGM, Atlantic, Polydor, Mercury, Sire
Associated acts Nico
Theater of Eternal Music
Former members
Lou Reed
John Cale
Sterling Morrison
Angus MacLise
Maureen Tucker
Doug Yule
Walter Powers
Willie Alexander

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band. It was founded in 1964. The original line-up was Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker. They were discovered by the famous artist, Andy Warhol, who produced and designed the cover for their first album The Velvet Underground and Nico, which paired them with another discovery of his, German model/singer, Nico. The album was never really a hit, but it is now considered a classic. Later, the group broke up with Warhol and Nico after being a part of Andy Warhol's Factory for a while. The group released several more albums, White Light/White Heat (1967), The Velvet Underground (1969), Loaded (1970), and Squeeze (1973), before finally breaking up. Lou Reed later had a successful solo career and is considered one of the founders of the "punk" movement.

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