Re: Cassettes in the UK 89-93
Posted: 17 Sep 2019 09:42
For Discussion of The Velvet Underground
Very nice site!threechordwonder wrote: ↑24 Sep 2020 17:11I've finally documented my tapes and set up a simple Wordpress website. Take a look if you wish https://redsleevetapes.wordpress.com
I haven't finished cross-referencing the tapes to their Afterhours equivalents nor each track to any instances on LPs or CDs, but you are welcome to the site as it stands. Also, tapes and pdf download for 1969 will follow sometime.
You'll see the same stuff turned up time and time again.
Richie Unterberger recently learned the identity of the host of that interview. His airname was Mississippi Harold Wilson, and real-life name is Joe Rogers. The fact that most iterations of the recording are incorrectly pitched threw the trail off for a long time, but Joe himself has confirmed the identification.Yeah thats the wbcn 3/3/69 interview with lou and doug.
Yes it is a nice site.
Hi searchin', thanks for your comments.
Thanks for the reply. Yes the write-up is clear about the date being wrong.threechordwonder wrote: ↑18 Oct 2020 18:29
I've put the tape in the 1969 section because that's how it was "marketed" but I hope the write-up makes it clear the date is wrong. As for ISWY, that exemplifies the fact that some of these of tapes have tracklists that don't match the contents, with missing tracks that disappoint or extra stuff that delights or baffles in equal measures.
Naturally I read the post about the La Cave torrent and it helped to inform me about the extra WGO, alongside Olivier's site of course. As for quality, my tape is muffled and worse than "And so on" or "Problems" or even my '68 tape but I haven't checked out the torrent; maybe someday I will.
And now for the good stuff. Both "La Cave Cleveland 10.69" and "La Cave Cleveland 10.2.68" include the band's soundcheck before they burst into What Goes On. I've put them on YouTube for real fans only - https://youtu.be/YTcTSApAV7g. Both went through my little digitiser with the same settings and you can spot the quality change at 1:18.
I don't know why I didn't spot the soundcheck before; I'll update the write-ups someday soon. Do you recall the source of your tape?
Interesting stuff searchin', thanks for the info. I remember those "live material" small ads from the seventies but didn't understand them and anyway in those days I was less bothered. I also remember a Beach Boys devotee showing me a catalogue of reel-to-reel boots that included a handful of Velvets tapes; they nearly all featured Sister Ray so in retrospect I'd guess they were the Professor's work. Lack of understanding, lack of money and lack of an open reel player all combined to block any purchases though.