Velvet Underground

Roberts, Chris


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Author: Roberts, Chris
Publication date: 07/04/2022
Imprint: Palazzo Edns UK
Pages: 192
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781786751133

Over half a century since they exploded inevitably onto New York’s underground music and art scenes, the legacy and mythology of The Velvet Underground continues to resonate and grow, as new generations embrace their enigmatic command of the darkest strain of alternative cool. Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker, with the naive encouragement of Andy Warhol, created a world of music, words and scenes which blew up the notion of the peace-and-love sixties and tapped into a nocturnal milieu of art, literature, drugs, sex and decadence. Their albums survive as caustic classics, among the most influential records ever made. Not only did author Chris Roberts interview the late Lou Reed three times, he was also once told, \”Move you are sitting on my coat\” by the unmistakable voice of Nico, backstage at a gig. Here he recounts and celebrates the fascinating, multi-faceted story of perhaps the most mysterious and unique rock band ever to exist. A complex, contrary, clashing set of characters who came together to start fires while drawing down darkness, The Velvets’ legend will forever run run run. AUTHOR: Chris Roberts has written about music, films, and the arts for everyone from the Guardian to Uncut and currently writes for Classic Rock, Record Collector and The Quietus. He has published books on Beyonce, Lou Reed, Tom Jones, and Abba among many others. His book on pop fandom, Idle Worship, was hailed by the New York Times as \”the most original book about rock ‘n’ roll ever.\” He lives in London. 8 pages of colour photographs

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