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The Velvet Underground companion : four decades of commentary
Zak, Albin.
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New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, [1997]

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xvi, 333 pages ; 24 cm
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ML421.V44 V45 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This work collects important articles, reviews, interviews and essays on The Velvet Underground, an influential, avant garde band.

Table of Contents

Grace GlueckLinda LamarreM.C. KostekPhilip MilsteinPaul WilliamsTim BradstockWayne McGuireJim CondonJim CondonJim CondonLester BangsRichard MortifoglioRichard MortifoglioPaul WilliamsEllen WillisDonna GainesJeff SchwartzDavid FrickePhilip Milstein and M.C. Kostek and Katherine MesserIgnacio JuliaM.C. KostekChris CarterIgnacio JuliaSal MercuriDoug YuleLou ReedM.C. Kostek and Phil Milstein
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Part 1 The Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Syndromes Pop at Delmonico's (1966)p. 3
Mother's Mod Lament: "Not the Wedding We Had Planned" (1966)p. 5
Beginning to See the Dark (1978)p. 6
Notes from the Velvet Underground (1983)p. 9
I'm Beginning to See the Light (1969)p. 12
Velvet Underground Appreciation Society, Peking Languages Institute Chapter (1983)p. 15
The Boston Sound (1968)p. 17
Part 2 Beginning to See the Light
Angus MacLise and the Origin of the Velvet Underground (1983)p. 31
Three Interviews: Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Terry Riley (1983)p. 36
The Perils of Nico (1983)p. 40
Nico: The Marble Index (1983)p. 51
The Velvet Underground and Nico (1979)p. 57
White Light/White Heat (1983)p. 62
Foggy Notion (1993)p. 68
Velvet Underground (1978)p. 70
Part 3 Sister Ray
Sylvia's Husband (1987)p. 85
"Sister Ray": Some Pleasures of a Musical Text (1996)p. 93
Lou Reed: The Rolling Stone Interview (1989)p. 106
The Maureen Tucker Interview (1980-90)p. 120
Part 4 Velvet Warriors
Feedback: The Legend of the Velvet Underground (1986-1996)p. 173
We Have a Little Surprise for You ... (1990)p. 233
Some Sterling Mo(e)ments: The Velvet Underground Reunion (1990)p. 236
The Velvet Underground Resurrection (1990)p. 243
In Memory of Sterling Morrison (1995)p. 245
Sterling Memories (1996)p. 247
Sterling Morrison: Velvet Warrior (1995)p. 250
The Velvet Underground: A Critical Disc/filmography, 1957-1986p. 253
Selected Bibliographyp. 311
Contributors' Notesp. 315
Permissionsp. 319
Indexp. 323