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by threechordwonder
03 Jun 2018 19:57
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: William Kermit Smith
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: William Kermit Smith

Sheila Klein wrote:
02 Jun 2018 03:11
I'd like to change the title of this topic to "P.R. shoes ..." :P
Not "Growing up in Publicity?"

ps I hadn't realised Kermit had split with Miss Piggy.
by threechordwonder
27 May 2018 20:34
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: A new UK based Velvet Underground tribute band
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: A new UK based Velvet Underground tribute band

Hmmm ... looks like some of these bands would be found on the Dessertshore.

Alongside Cool Whip Down
by threechordwonder
27 May 2018 17:01
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: A new UK based Velvet Underground tribute band
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: A new UK based Velvet Underground tribute band

iaredatsun wrote:
26 May 2018 16:02
Black Angel Delight
If you're going that way ... Sundae Morning
by threechordwonder
16 May 2018 21:25
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Cale & Nico live footage, 1988
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Cale & Nico live footage, 1988

Nice. But when did Nico start singing Child's Christmas? There's a version from CBGB's June 16 1979 (Hans' site says 1976 on the Dr Dark cd, probably an error) then there's this version in '88.

Are there any other known performances?

Also, why should Nico choose that song?
by threechordwonder
02 Apr 2018 14:57
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: More scanned articles
Replies: 25
Views: 2704

Re: More scanned articles

Some stuff turned up, inconsequential fluff really, so I've posted it as "Phase55b_Curiosities".

There's a '73 ad for Berlin, plugs for the Reed and Cale documentaries on UK television in '98, and a publisher's promo for the James Young book.

Did no-one laugh at the Biff cartoon?
by threechordwonder
13 Mar 2018 08:50
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: JOHN CALE BARBICAN LONDON 10-3-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: JOHN CALE BARBICAN LONDON 10-3-2018

Interesting, thanks. It's on YouTube; Cale plays keyboards, the pace is slowed and the arrangement makes it sound like something from "Walking on Locusts".

He's digging deep now so what comes next? Melody Laughter? Or 76 guitars, one for each year of his life, playing "Why don't you smile now"'?
by threechordwonder
04 Mar 2018 16:57
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Tones, Drones And Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Tones, Drones And Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism

Yes there was a reference there, minimalism influencing some of the biggest albums and bands of the 60s and 70s (Tubular Bells and Velvet Underground). It seems that Stockhausen influenced John Cage whose disciple La Monte Young influenced John Cale. I guess we knew most of that. Then Jarvis Cocker ...
by threechordwonder
02 Mar 2018 12:11
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Tones, Drones And Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Tones, Drones And Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism

Is this Velvet stuff? I really don't know, but here in the UK BBC4 will be showing "Tones, Drones And Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism" on Friday 2nd March 2018 (that's today as I write this) with a repeat in the early hours. Episode 1 features La Monte Young and Terry Riley so there might be a re...
by threechordwonder
28 Jan 2018 18:31
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: More scanned articles
Replies: 25
Views: 2704

Re: More scanned articles (Phase 14, Phase55)

Drum solo! Or, possibly, drummer duo, uploaded as Phase 14 (use a link from one of the posts above). I located the missing article quicker than I thought I would; it's 'Moe better blues' from The Bob '94, Moe talking about the '93 tour, U2 and bootleggers (with some reformatting because there was a ...
by threechordwonder
25 Jan 2018 11:09
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: IWTFM - a new piece of trivia - Buzzcocks
Replies: 21
Views: 5250

Re: IWTFM - a new piece of trivia - Buzzcocks

For the record, these are old references but show the Velvet Underground is now being mined for quiz show questions (in th UK at least). I'm sorry if you don't know the various rules but I will not explain them. The Only Connect connecting wall featured Reed, Cale, Morrson and Tucker as a group of f...