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AUDIO: The Velvet Underground's John Cale (2004)

Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages Audio, Spring 2004

Recorded over two sessions in 2004 (the first on 2nd March, the second on 3rd April), the Velvets' bassist/viola player goes deep into the band's relationship with Andy Warhol; the effects on Lou Reed of shock therapy; New York scenesters such as Paul Morrissey, Bob Neuwirth, Billy Name and Edie Sedgwick; the Dom and Cinematheque; the band's members and the sessions for the first Velvets album... and the end of the band's involvement with Warhol.


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