Post Tagged with: "Velvet Underground"

Rock and Roll Music, by the Beatles, Stones, Oasis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Odd Couples

Rock and Roll Music, by the Beatles, Stones, Oasis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Odd Couples

For us, rock and roll was a term applied to music of the 1950s such as Elvis Presley or Chuck Berry – and was strictly to be avoided.

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

An EP release has an interesting aesthetic all its own, as shown by key releases from R.E.M., Let’s Active, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles and others.

Olympics Tribute with Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson + others: Odd Couples

Olympics Tribute with Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson + others: Odd Couples

Performance enhancers became an early story line in the 2016 Rio Olympics. But which drug-related rock song provides the best soundtrack?

JC Mosquito’s Top Reissues for 2014: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, CSNY, others

JC Mosquito’s Top Reissues for 2014: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, CSNY, others

Top reissues of 2014 include a double shot of Led Zeppelin, more Bob Dylan and the Band than you could imagine, and some long-lost CSNY.

Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane [Early Version]” (2014) : One Track Mind

Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane [Early Version]” (2014) : One Track Mind

You hear this Velvet Underground classic as never before, without its now-familiar street-tough attitude, to say nothing of its insouciant gait.

Coke Weed – Back To Soft (2013)

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and I’m standing in a foot of snow. It’s dark, cold, and windy, and while I try to fight my way through the blowing snow with an oversized barn shovel, I remember that I stood in this exact same spot a few short months ago…

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Those who consider themselves hardcore Velvet Underground fans can probably skip this review — because no matter what’s said, they’ll want this anyway.

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

There had been, sprinkled amongst the nihilistic junkie-pop, moments of avant-garde noise on 1967’s Velvet Underground and Nico. But nothing, really, to prepare you for this ferocious cacophony.

The Police, Talking Heads, the Velvet Underground, Television, the Stooges, MC5, Blondie – CBGB (2013)

The irony, of course, was that Hilly Kristal originally wanted to open a roots-rocking Bowery bar — thus, the name: CBGB, which stood for “country, bluegrass and blues.” Lucky for us, that’s not how it turned out.

One Track Mind: John Cale, “All Summer Long” (2013)

One Track Mind: John Cale, “All Summer Long” (2013)

Who’d have thought that the season would be made complete by a summer-themed track from John Cale, of all people. But this underground musician’s underground musician has made a career out of dizzying left turns.

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