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Velvet Underground

2.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

The Velvet Underground is an astonishing assembly of rare objects and artworks and the first book of its scale to document the formative years of the band Time Out magazine named the greatest New York musicians of all time. From never-before-seen photographs of the band’s first live show in New York to Andy Warhol’s cover and poster designs, Lou Reed’s handwritten music an

Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 28th 1998 by Creation Books (first published 1963)
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Feb 24, 2014 Jon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Not a good book. I suspect that the only reason this book remains in print is because of its connection to the band, The Velvet Underground. According to the band, they didn't pick this book's title because they liked the book or for its subject matter -- that was coincidence. They liked the sound of it and its potential association to underground movies. What's funny then is that the only reason anyone still goes to this book is because of a band that addressed similar issues sometimes, but not ...more
Paula Crash
Mar 11, 2015 Paula Crash rated it did not like it
not even Groupies United would make this Book of the Month.
Feb 06, 2015 Marcel rated it it was ok
The writing sucks, but it is historically interesting.
Tittilation thinly disquised as scientific-study/exposé. The intro is particularly hilarious. This, of course, is the bk that the band of the same name took their name from. Full of sexual variety - mostly chosen for its sensationalism. If you want delicate descriptions of sensitive lovingness this probably ain't for you. If you want spouse-swapping & other more hard-core activities, this is the place.
Jul 09, 2008 Andrea rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Not sure...
Recommended to Andrea by: Lou Reed, baby.
Interesting read. Being a fan of the Velvet Underground, and being that this is the book that inspired the name of the band, I naturally thought I should read it.
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