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Record Store Day 2015: Everything You Need to Know

Kim Gordon, the Buzzcocks, Sondre Lerche, and the Dresden Dolls will all take part in the eighth annual Record Store Day in New York City, Saturday April 18. 641 more words

MWC: Beck Covers "I'll Be Your Mirror" by The Velvet Underground & Nico

Led by the late Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground embodied the counter-culture of the sixties. Brian Eno famously said of The Velvet Underground that even though they did not sell many albums at the time, everyone who bought one formed a band. 318 more words


Imagine a Hundred Guitars as Subtle as the Falling Rain

Keith Richards famously called it the ancient art of weaving. Subverting the distinctions of lead and rhythm. Like any technique, guitar interplay has no linear development. 362 more words

The Five Worst Bands to Enjoy Major Success

There’s a little meme doing the rounds on my Facebook where people are posting up lists of the five worst bands to have had major success. 1,312 more words


i was dancing in the lesbian bar

Once a Velvet Underground fan-boy, sleeping on their manager’s couch and failing to make a living, later the unlikely godfather of punk music, covered by David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, The Violent Femmes, The Pixies, and appearing as the guitar-playing Greek chorus in There’s Something About Mary.   16 more words


The Velvet Underground

The inevitable winner at the end of any musical list I’ll ever compile, my love for Lou Reed’s voice and musical output knows no limits. In 2011 (I think) I was lucky enough to see him perform at Hop Farm music festival and although he sounded less than fantastic it was still one of the most perfect experiences that I’ve had. 245 more words