Uncut Magazine - VU cover article

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Re: Uncut Magazine - VU cover article

Post by iaredatsun » 16 Mar 2021 23:21

I was about to ask - 'what more is there left to say?' But then I realised that this is promoting the Todd Haynes documentary. Thank-you for posting.
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Post by iaredatsun » 19 Mar 2021 00:13

As it all happens, page by page:

0. Stills from the Todd Haynes film. Funny – i thought they were stills from the films of the people who made them all that time ago, but now they're Todd Haynes stills.

1. John Cale is asked to restate all the ideas we understand already. He does it well. A nice comment or two about a day in the life of the VU, and what might have happened during a day at the Factory. That was nice, too. 'We didn't need food at the parties we were invited to, we were good guests'.And something odd about Magick Markers.

2. Todd Haynes. 'We interviewed a lot of people who were there'. 'One hopes for masses of unreleased tapes'. (There weren't any). No mention of how queer everything was this time, so I guess that angle depends on whatever audience the article is aimed at.

3. Jonathan Richman. He talks about Cale and Yule eras. He went to more VU gigs than anyone on the planet. Lovely interviewee as usual.

4. A weird anonymous little aside about just-intonation, Riley and Young.

5. Doug Yule on the post-Cale years. And yes he does get interviewed in that film. Yes, Bowie did mistake him for Lou.

6. Lenny Kaye on Max's period.

7. The VU in 1971 in London. Interesting for a few.

8. '10 deep cuts', mischievously including one from Squeeze. Naughty.

Actually, not centred around the Haynes film and its imminent Apple release. But there is a small plug for a hot new Nico bio book at the end.
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Re: Uncut Magazine - VU cover article

Post by bleach » 19 Mar 2021 11:34

"Motherlode of VU activity planned for this year"

Great to see the Velvets on the newsstands again, it's been a while!

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It's interesting that the introduction mentions "upcoming releases" & "with a slew of Velvets activity coming over the summer" - i wonder what this is.. It would make sense for Universal to release something using the PR buzz from the documentary - Bootleg series, demos, live box or just some dull reissues / Banana repackaged??

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Re: Uncut Magazine - VU cover article

Post by iaredatsun » 19 Mar 2021 12:03

Wow. The most important sentence in the whole VU section and I missed it! Thanks, Bleach :)
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Re: Uncut Magazine - VU cover article

Post by Elvis Plebsley » 20 Mar 2021 11:00

Maybe something from Lou's archive?

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Post by iaredatsun » 20 Mar 2021 17:09

Elvis Plebsley wrote:
20 Mar 2021 11:00
Maybe something from Lou's archive?
Yes, but here's not really that much VU stuff in the LR archive, so I'm hoping it will be accompanied by material from Cale's tape stash. They did promise the LR archive material years ago, so I think that is a given.
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