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One Track Mind: Richard Barone, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (2014)

Richard Barone, the ex-Bongos leader, imbues this Velvet Underground gem with a newfound sense of sad reverie. Whereas the nihilistic Nico, on the original 1967 version, stood apart from the conviviality, a distant observer, Barone finds the nostalgia, the very real need for attachment in the Lou Reed lyric.

Velvet Underground goes bananas over use of famous album cover image

Andy Warhol’s iconic banana image from the debut album of the Velvet Underground has certainly been famous for more than 15 minutes. In fact, it’s slated to begin showing up soon on cases, sleeves and bags — but the Velvets aim to block the move.

Forgotten series: Nico – The Marble Index (1969)

“The marble index of a mind for ever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone,” wrote Wordsworth in “The Prelude.” It was from this poem that German über model-turned-singer Nico took the inspiration