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Velvet Underground


Profiles

White Light / White Heat, Part 3 (2014)

Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat, Part 3

In the final part of his three part series on the Velvet Underground's 1968 second LP 'White Light/White Heat', Jon Rogers examines critical perception of it since its release and its recent box set


White Light/White Heat Part 2 (2014)

Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Part 2

In the second part of his three part series on the Velvet Underground's second LP 'White Light/White Heat', Jon Rogers continues to reflect upon its seminal impact


White Light/White Heat Part 1 (2014)

Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Part 1

In the first part of a three part series Jon Rogers examines the recording and making of the Velvet Underground's 1967 second album, 'White Light/White Heat'


Velvet Underground Part 4 (2012)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground Part 4

In the fourth part of his history on the Velvet Underground leading up to the release of their debut album 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', Jon Rogers describes a disastrous trip to California, which nevertheless allows the group to do some more recording and to finish off the classic album


Velvet Underground Part 5 (2012)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground Part 5

Jon Rogers in the final part of his five part series on the Velvet Underground reflects upon critical reaction to their 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' album upon its release in 1967, and examines its new six CD box set


Velvet Underground Part 1 (2012)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground Part 1

The Velvet Underground's classic 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' will be re-released in October in a five CD box set. In a multi-part series, Jon Rogers writes of the band's history up until its release. He begins by examining their first few months together


Velvet Underground Part 2 (2012)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground Part 2

In the second part of his history on the Velvet Underground leading up to the release of their debut album 'The Velvet Underground and Nico', Jon Rogers writes of their first meeting with Andy Warhol and of them being introduced to Nico


Velvet Underground Part 3 (2012)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground Part 3

With Nico having become a reluctant member of the band, Jon Rogers in the third part of his series on the Velvet Underground reflects on their Exploding Plastic Inevitable residency in New York, and recording continuing on their influential debut album, 'The Velvet Underground and Nico'


Albums

The Velvet Underground and Nico (2012)

Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico

Dominic Simpson, in our 'Re View' column, in which writers look back at albums from the past, reflects on the Velvet Underground's classic 1967 debut album with Nico


Velvet Underground and Nico (2002)

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico

In the latest in our Favourite Album series, in which a writer writes about a favourite album of his or her choice, Anthony Strutt examines 1967's classic The Velvet Underground and Nico'


Related


Interviews

Roy Moller
Interview Roy Moller - Interview

Scottish singer-songwriter Roy Moller speaks to John Clarkson about his recent album, 'My Week Beats Your Year', which written after Lou Reed's death tells of the Velvet Underground's inspiration and role in his life, and 'Imports', his autobiographical debut poetry collection


John and Jehn
Interview John & Jehn - Interview

John & Jehn are a French duo who are based in London and who have just released their debut album. With influences as diverse as Serge Gainsbourg, the Velvet Underground, the Gang of Four, Joy Division and Johnny Cash, John Clarkson speaks to them about their intense on and off stage love affair


Anna Kashfi
Interview Anna Kashfi - Interview

Drawing comparisions with the Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, Anna Kashfi have just released their long-awaited debut album 'Palisade'. John Clarkson talks to singer Sian Webley and multi-instrumentalist James Youngjohns.


Profiles

Lou Reed
1942 - 2013 Lou Reed - 1942 - 2013

Denzil Watson looks back on the career and life of Velvet underground front man and solo artist Lou Reed, who died at the age of 71 in October


Live

Blanche Hudson Weekend
Wilmington Arms, London, 20/7/2010 Blanche Hudson Weekend - Wilmington Arms, London, 20/7/2010

At the Wilmington Arms Anthony Strutt enjoys a night of Velvet Underground-influenced punk from Leeds-based group the Blanche Hudson Weekend at their first London gig


Kills
Soho Revue Bar, London, 15/1/2008 Kills - Soho Revue Bar, London, 15/1/2008

At his first gig of the year, Anthony Strutt enjoys a set of primitive and raw Velvet Underground-influenced rock from indie guitar duo, the Kills


Magneta Lane
Zaphods, Ottawa, 24/3/2005 Miscellaneous - Zaphods, Ottawa, 24/3/2005

New Canadian trio Magneta Lane include the Velvet Underground, the Kinks and Nancy Sinatra amongst their influences. Andrew Carver finds the three piece's blend of pop and punk toally captivating in Ottawa


Lou Reed
Barbican, London, 28/5/2003 Lou Reed - Barbican, London, 28/5/2003

Lou Reed has taken something of a critical battering in recent times, but Anthony Strutt watches the ex-Velvet Underground frontman and "master of his craft" play an accomplished two and a half hour set at the London Barbican


John Cale
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, 23/6/2003 Cale John - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, 23/6/2003

A few days into his first European tour in several years, John Cale, over 30 years on from the Velvet Underground, contnues to make waves and create surprises at Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut


Albums

John Cale and Terry Riley
Church of Anthrax John Cale / Terry Riley - Church of Anthrax

Jon Rogers reflects on Velvet Underground multi-instrumentalist John Cale and minimalist composer Terry Riley's 1971 avant-garde collaboration 'Church of Anthrax', which has recently been re-released


Velvet Underground and Nico
The Velvet Underground and Nico Miscellaneous - The Velvet Underground and Nico

In our 'Re View' series, in which writers look back at albums from the past, we are revisiting after Lou Reed's death in October a column from last year from Dominic Simpson on the Velvet Underground's classic 1967 debut album with Nico


John Cale
Paris 1919 John Cale - Paris 1919

Surprisingly gentle, former Velvet Underground member John Cale's 1973 solo album 'Paris 1919' is a million miles away from his work with the likes of minimalist composer Terry Riley, the experimentation of the Velvet Underground or producing the likes of Patti Smith or the Stooges. Recently re-rele


Re : View-Oedipussy
Divan Miscellaneous - Divan

Oedipussy was the solo project of Phil Parfitt, the frontman with Velvet Underground wannabies, ther Perfect Disaster. Denzil Watson comes across an album "truly worthy of the title of Greatest lost LP of all time" in the shape of their only album, 'Divan


Features

Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
The Velvet Underground 78 Rpms - The Velvet Underground

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Jon Rogers in tribute to Lou Reed, who died in October, reflects on some of his favourite songs by the Velvet Underground


Soundtrack of Our Lives
Velvet Underground and Soul Music Miscellaneous - Velvet Underground and Soul Music

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which a different writer writes each month about the personal impact of music on them, Mark Rowland describes how an an unhappy adolescence led to him discovering both the Velvet Underground and soul music


Bassholes
Profile Bassholes - Profile

Over the course of six albums Columbus, Ohio duo the Bassholes recorded six albums of twisted blues, that were influenced by both folk music and the Velvet Underground. Andrew Carver examines their abiding impact







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