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by simonm
31 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 12 string
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: 12 string

talking to myself again - one of these 12 strings can be heard conspicuously on solo in the 1st version of I Can't Stand on CD2 of the Matrix tapes - listened to it at work today, empty office:

https://youtu.be/u9H_JvKRSUc?t=5358
by simonm
29 Dec 2018 17:20
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 12 string
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: 12 string

and, oh, yes, the Wiki page for the gtr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Electric_XII says: Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison purchased matching Fender XIIs before the sessions for the Velvet Underground's eponymous third album in 1968. here is Sterl, with one on the floor - pic from the PKM interv...
by simonm
29 Dec 2018 17:02
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 12 string
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: 12 string

It's a Fender Elecrtic XII, they were introduced in '65, but most production was '66-69, then they were dropped. It was not a popular gtr, but it had versatile pickup switching options that were not available on other gtrs if the time and the construction meant they had a heavier sound than other mo...
by simonm
20 Dec 2018 20:03
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Prominent Men: Early Demos
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Re: Prominent Men: Early Demos

There was also an earlier vinyl bootleg of this stuff from 2001, called Something Different

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it includes Booker T and Guess I'm Fallin in Love, as well as All Tomorrow's Parties, which seems to be missing from Prominent Men.
by simonm
03 Sep 2018 23:40
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: The Velvet Underground Played at my High School
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: The Velvet Underground Played at my High School

i am probably also giving it a miss, but it's showing in a shorts programme at the London Film Festival on 16 + 17 October:

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/d ... thepicture
by simonm
10 Feb 2018 20:01
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Velvet's Fuzz Effects (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 2059

Re: Velvet's Fuzz Effects (again)

Yep - same Jamie Klimek - he saw the band in Cleveland many times and he taped then - the info is from his sleeve notes to the orig Live '68 bootleg, and there is more info/corroboration in Uptight, from Sterling I think. Klimek isn't in Uptight. here is the gtr, pics from 1967 at the Boston Tea Par...
by simonm
21 Jan 2018 15:31
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: New Bootleg Website in the Works
Replies: 41
Views: 7584

Re: New Bootleg Website in the Works

??.01.66 New York City Psychiatrist Convention 17 B+ / A- Film VU14 or LR65 Where to get this from? I suspect this would be audio from one of the Jonas Mekas films that use his Delmonico's footage - the footage itself is silent, but he recorded the band at the Dom later, so maybe this is part of th...
by simonm
19 Jan 2018 21:16
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: New Bootleg Website in the Works
Replies: 41
Views: 7584

Re: New Bootleg Website in the Works

f*** - i should really work out what the question is first!
If you mean the single that came with the Italian lyric book, the 2.30 version, that is the same source recording as the 1989 single and instrumental versions, but sounds more muffled and lof-fi, fading out earlier...
by simonm
19 Jan 2018 20:34
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: New Bootleg Website in the Works
Replies: 41
Views: 7584

Re: New Bootleg Website in the Works

>01. Is the "Ride Into the Sun" (track 01) featured on Ride Into the Sun unique, or is it available on another release as well? The description kind of spins my head! one of the versions on the single doesn't appear anywhere else as far as I know/remember. probably wrong here - aren't they both on ...