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by threechordwonder
24 Nov 2017 19:35
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 50th Anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: 50th Anniversary

Has he never heard the album ... I see what you mean, but your words got me thinking. Anyone could write about the sound of the album and its pervasive influence by searching the web and ripping off a few words here and a few words there. For instance: "Seminal trash art coursing through the r...
by threechordwonder
21 Nov 2017 10:47
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 50th Anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: 50th Anniversary

Poor research from the Guardian writer assigned to the job. Well spotted, I missed that. Cale was persuaded to return to Ludlow Street by the Wall Street Journal in 2013 (back in the pink hair days). http://www.boweryboogie.com/2013/10/ludlow-apartment-lou-reed-john-cale-formed-velvet-underground/
by threechordwonder
12 Nov 2017 20:11
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 50th Anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: 50th Anniversary

Cale is taking the 50th anniversary show to New York.

Article from the Guradian here https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/12/velvet-underground-nico-new-york-50-years-john-cale
by threechordwonder
31 Oct 2017 21:21
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Cale at New Victoria Theatre 1975
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Cale at New Victoria Theatre 1975

Some more scans, cut and pasted where necessary, on the pdf archive site. Cale didn't really start touring as a solo artist until 1975 when he visited mainland Europe and many places in the UK. Here are a couple of reviews of a gig at the New Victoria Theatre, London, 20 Nov 1975. An objective revie...
by threechordwonder
29 Oct 2017 20:49
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Old cuttings: Nico 85, Lou 82, South Bank 86
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Old cuttings: Nico 85, Lou 82, South Bank 86

Here's a mixed bag of old cuttings from the UK, scanned on a small device to the best of my ability. Nico 1985, interview with The Guardian, promoting Camera Obscura. https://document.li/XL71/ Lou 1982, from a magazine called "Event" which might have been free with the Evening Standard, re...
by threechordwonder
26 Oct 2017 23:39
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Authenticity and Artifice
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Authenticity and Artifice

Article. By Bernardo Alexander Attias.

About "The Velvet Underground and Nico".

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19401159.2016.1155376

Is it valid? Is it crap? Did I understand a single word?
by threechordwonder
21 Oct 2017 18:45
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Reed at Hammersmith Odeon 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Reed at Hammersmith Odeon 1975

My file of old cuttings has turned up. Maybe I'll scan them, maybe I won't. But here are three reviews of Lou at Hammersmith Odeon in 1975, taken from NME or Melody Maker or Sounds (I have forgotten), folded and scanned and presented as well as I can manage. They are on the PDF Archive site. pdf doc...
by threechordwonder
19 Oct 2017 20:24
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: too weird: a cast of Lou's head for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: too weird: a cast of Lou's head for sale

Bother, his eyes are closed. I'd buy one if it had open eyes that flashed red whenever I played Sister Ray.
by threechordwonder
18 Oct 2017 09:08
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Old interview with Cale
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Old interview with Cale

Sheila Klein wrote:Here is another old interview with J.C., in this case from a Welsh TV show

Thanks Phil, that's quite a rarity you've unearthed, well found.
by threechordwonder
15 Oct 2017 19:48
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Old interview with Cale
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Old interview with Cale

Old Cale article/interview from Uncut magazine, 1999, I hope it's of interest to someone.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/phfptt9qtmrq22p/Cale_Uncut_99.pdf?dl=0

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