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by Sheila Klein
22 May 2020 19:51
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: "I Guess That I Just Don't Know: Life With Lou Reed (And A Little Sterling Morrison, Too)"
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

"I Guess That I Just Don't Know: Life With Lou Reed (And A Little Sterling Morrison, Too)"

Bill Bentley, the drummer for late '70s Austin group The Bizarros and then music biz publicist and A&R executive, recently published a supremely informative and insightful article on the byNWR site detailing his long friendships with both Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed. It's an important addition to...
by Sheila Klein
16 May 2020 18:48
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Pleasure Then
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: Pleasure Then

Now we're gettin' somewhere! Thanks so much for coming up with that, although I'd always imagined Sterling as being in there somewhere as well.
by Sheila Klein
13 May 2020 01:05
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU Photo Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 226290

Re: VU Photo Thread

It seems less likely to be the work of a person without any known photos from that period (and who seems to claim credit beyond his actual accomplishments) than of a professional photographer who was present at that show, working in just about that position, and whose style it so closely resembles. ...
by Sheila Klein
12 May 2020 16:39
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU Photo Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 226290

Re: VU Photo Thread

That's a fantastic image, but what makes you think it was shot by Morrissey?
by Sheila Klein
10 May 2020 21:17
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Pleasure Then
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: Pleasure Then

I don't think it's totally out of the question that it's Nico singing falsetto. She didn't tend to do that, but that doesn't necessarily mean she couldn't. It is often argued that women do not have the capability of a falsetto register. I am pretty sure that they do, but that is in contradiction to...
by Sheila Klein
10 May 2020 00:52
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Pleasure Then
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: Pleasure Then

It's not as if there's very little evidence to judge that by. Jackson Browne and Laura Nyro are very plausible candidates.
by Sheila Klein
09 May 2020 04:04
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Pleasure Then
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Pleasure Then

I've long regarded Nico's debut Chelsea Girl album as, in essence, half a VU album. Of the VU-involved cuts, "It Was A Pleasure Then" is the best, and the most VUish. What I wonder is who is behind the high, wordless vocal that weaves in and out throughout the piece. It's well above Nico's normal re...
by Sheila Klein
21 Apr 2020 22:06
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: words fail them
Replies: 1
Views: 646

words fail them

I don't know if this Warhol/Malanga/Nico "press conference" clip is widely known or not. I do know that it's a hoot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRVXH9EJkZU
by Sheila Klein
14 Apr 2020 05:10
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: "Here She Comes Now" anteecedent
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: "Here She Comes Now" anteecedent

The tape is long gone.