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by Sheila Klein
25 Sep 2020 01:59
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Cassettes in the UK 89-93
Replies: 13
Views: 4695

Re: Cassettes in the UK 89-93

Yeah thats the wbcn 3/3/69 interview with lou and doug. Richie Unterberger recently learned the identity of the host of that interview. His airname was Mississippi Harold Wilson, and real-life name is Joe Rogers. The fact that most iterations of the recording are incorrectly pitched threw the trail...
by Sheila Klein
16 Sep 2020 18:14
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Richie Unterberger on the making of White Light/White Heat*
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Richie Unterberger on the making of White Light/White Heat*

*The book of that name, that is.

Dynamite Hemorrhage online has published my interview with Richie Unterberger about his wonderful, essential Velvet Underground day-by-day book:

https://dynamitehemorrhage.com/2020/09/ ... hite-heat/
by Sheila Klein
14 Sep 2020 19:08
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Lou Reed anti-crack TV ad (1986)
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Lou Reed anti-crack TV ad (1986)

You know a drug is some bad shit when even Lou Reed steers you away from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27kca1188Iw session photo courtesy Erik Lindgren (l-r): Jon Goward (ad man), Jim Fitts (ad man), Lou Reed (talent), unid'd. (recording eng.), Erik Lindgren (composer) http://www.songpoemmusic...
by Sheila Klein
08 Sep 2020 04:52
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Elliott Murphy's 'Night Lights'
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: Elliott Murphy's 'Night Lights'

Lou sent a "shout-out" to Murphy in his WPIX guest-DJ appearance of Jan. (I think it was) '79.

FYI, the song Night Lights song "Crow" is about Patti Smith.
by Sheila Klein
08 Sep 2020 04:49
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: "Todd Haynes Quarantined with His Editor to Finish His Queer Velvet Underground Doc"
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: "Todd Haynes Quarantined with His Editor to Finish His Queer Velvet Underground Doc"

And there is a history of subjecting queer or otherwise different people to harsh psychiatric punishments.
Perhaps "Lady Godiva's Operation" was inspired by Lou's own experiences with "harsh psychiatric punishments."
by Sheila Klein
06 Sep 2020 03:45
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU Photo Thread
Replies: 669
Views: 259170

Re: VU Photo Thread

I believe it’s Doug Yule’s notes to Willie Alexander.
by Sheila Klein
30 Aug 2020 00:08
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: two questions
Replies: 2
Views: 964

two questions

* Is there a calendar of the VU's live performances that is unannotated (or, at least, scarcely annotated), so that one can read the simple data of date/city/venue at a glance? If not, would it be difficult to put one together from available sources? * Do the materials now exist to recreate 1969 Liv...
by Sheila Klein
15 Aug 2020 04:39
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: "The establishment caught up with us at last"
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: "The establishment caught up with us at last"

Even further under the radar, in 2008 the Banana album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, "to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.": https://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/hall-of-fame#v While looking into all this I also learned that in 2010 Cale was made an OB...