The rough guide to The Velvet Underground

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Rough Guides, Aug 20, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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Sporting shades and a feedback-heavy sounds, the Velvets straddled art and rock, changing popular music forever, and sowing the seeds for punk, grunge and thousands of countercultural four-chord wonders. 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. Velvet Music: From their 1967 debut with Nico to their 1993 reunion with all the tales behind the tunes. Velvet Universe: Everybody who was anybody in the Velvetrs"s world, taking in Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, David Bowie, Delmore, Schwaretsz and Brian Eno. Velvet Goldmine: The "Underground" on screen, the Velvetsrs" New York, clubs, influences, covers, websites and more.

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

"The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground" is just what the title says, a rough guide. Much like a textbook it goes over key events in the band's history as well as individuals that contributed to ... Read full review

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Very informative, but lots of editorial voice. Somewhat biased. Read full review


The Early Years 19421965
The Reunion Years 19871993
The Albums

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