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Lou Reed: The Prince of Darkness Lightens Up

Ben Fong-Torres, GQ, September 1986

I NEVER SAW the Velvet Underground during their five-year lurch through the New York music scene. From 1965 to 1970 I was on the left coast, soaking up good, good, good, good vibrations. And though the Velvets were considered a psychedelic band, they never belonged in that cozy cluster.

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