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by simonm
16 Oct 2017 00:59
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: too weird: a cast of Lou's head for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 257

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

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/T~8AAOSwDiBZGCbG/s-l1600.jpg Yikes! This cast was originally made for a video in 1986, for No Money Down. Now some people are selling copies from the moulds for £75. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253014171696?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true https://you...
by simonm
31 Aug 2017 00:19
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: "Todd Haynes to direct Velvet Underground documentary"
Replies: 26
Views: 2141

Re: "Todd Haynes to direct Velvet Underground documentary"

... i think it might be the Fugs? Warhol was pals with Ed Sanders at thw time and they were part of the same lower east side scene to the early VU.
Look at them in 1968 here and imagine them 2 yrs earlier https://youtu.be/ljxnEep6d-c
by simonm
28 Apr 2017 19:50
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Velvet's Fuzz Effects (again)
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: Velvet's Fuzz Effects (again)

hi - haven't been by here for a while. Pretty sure it's all here somewhere. Info is mostly from the Up-tight book and Jamie Klimek's observations. Lou used the new-in-1966 Vox plugin devices Distortion Sustainer and Repeat Percussuion (a choppy trem), that he (or maybe Dan Armstrong) stuck inside a ...
by simonm
03 Mar 2017 16:49
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library
Replies: 19
Views: 2122

Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

https://twitter.com/Anthology_Recs/stat ... 4590883845

"Excited to announce that #anthologyeditions will work in tandem w/ the @nypl and @LouReed to publish new works. Stay tuned - more to come!"
by simonm
10 Feb 2017 20:23
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 50th Anniversary - but when?
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: 50th Anniversary - but when?

Olivier has a link to Billboard listing it as being a new release in the 28 Jan issue, so if it missed its official release date (i think i read somewhere that the delay was partly due to complications with the cover) it probably isn't recorded what the actual date was... https://books.google.co.uk/...
by simonm
03 Feb 2017 22:52
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Lou Reed Quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Lou Reed Quiz

i got 9 too - guessed wrong on the Hunter /Wagner question
by simonm
29 Jan 2017 11:58
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU & Nico LP with missing 'Sunday Morning' track
Replies: 25
Views: 2591

Re: VU & Nico LP with missing 'Sunday Morning' track

I was v skeptical about this, but it appears to be legit. There are other instances in the 60s where the wrong takes or mixes made it onto the first pressings of higher profile LPs (eg Revolver and Highway 61 Revisited), but I don't remember any where a track was just missed off. The thing about the...
by simonm
12 Nov 2016 16:22
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU Photo Thread
Replies: 539
Views: 86020

Re: VU Photo Thread

a guy on Flickr sent me some pics, inc some I don't remember seeing before - inc this: J & L en route to see Tom Wilson for the Music Factory interview... https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8484/29703979036_2960c61b54_z.jpg and a pic of the Lou with the K-9 Corps Gretsch and Vox Super Beatle amp, at ...
by simonm
12 Nov 2016 16:10
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: New Velvet Forum Site
Replies: 14
Views: 1952

Re: New Velvet Forum Site

phew - i only just found it today randomly - thought it was gone forever! Thanks Ferges!
by simonm
18 Dec 2015 00:25
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU on film
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: VU on film

I saw the Danny Williams film at the BFI in a film festival, screening with the Walk Into The Sea doc - there are clips in the film, but the full film is great (but without sound) - I don't think it's been released in its own right - maybe there are rights issues as it's in the Warhol Museum collec...

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