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Bootleg series. Volume 1, The Quine tapes
Velvet Underground (Musical group), performer.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Universal Records, cp2001.
Physical Description:
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert
General Note:
Compact disc.

Notes on the music with biographical information by Robert Quine on insert laid in container.
I'm waiting for the man (7:46) / Lou Reed -- It's just too much (4:08) / Lou Reed -- What goes on (8:25) / Lou Reed -- I can't stand it (6:20) / Lou Reed -- Some kinda love (4:48) / Lou Reed -- Foggy notion (4:41) / Sterling Morrison-Maureen Tucker-Douglas Yule, Hy Weiss -- Femme Fatale (3:05) / Lou Reed -- After hours (3:05) / Lou Reed -- I'm sticking with you (2:48) / Lou Reed -- Sunday morning (2:56) / Lou Reed-John Cale -- Sister ray (24:03) / Lou Reed-John Cale-Sterling Morrison-Maureen Tucker (Disc 1).

Follow the leader (17:05) / Lou Reed -- White light/White heat (10:03) / Lou Reed -- Venus in furs (5:14) / Lou Reed -- Heroin (8:11) / Lou Reed -- Sister Ray ( 38:00) / Lou Reed-John Cale-Sterling Morrison-Maureen Tucker (Disc 2).

Rock and roll (6:49) / Lou Reed -- New age (11:18) / Lou Reed -- Over you (2:41) / Lou Reed -- The black angel's death song (5:54) / Lou Reed-John Cale -- I'm waiting for the man (11:37) / Lou Reed -- Ride into the sun (11:11) / Lou Reed-John Cale-Sterling Morrison-Maureen Tucker -- Sister Ray/Foggy Notion (26:43) / Lou Reed-John Cale-Sterling Morrison-Maureen Tucker/Sterling Morrison-Maureen Tucker-Douglas Yule-Hy Weiss (Disc 3).
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Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes is a three-CD compilation of live performances from the Velvet Underground. This is likewise the first in presumably a series of recordings documenting the band's concert visage throughout their brief history. This volume is derived from the semi-legit and non-professional recordings of Robert Quine (guitar), who at the time was a fan as well as a friend of the band. During the intervening years, Quine became a founding member of Richard Hell & the Voidoids and later went on to work with guitarist Lou Reed on his 1982 solo album, Blue Mask. A majority of these recordings are from the VU's swing through the San Francisco Bay Area circa late November/early December 1969. Additionally, they reflect the period just prior to embarking upon the Loaded album. This latter-era band includes: Lou Reed (guitar/vocals), Sterling Morrison (guitar/vocals), Doug Yule (bass/organ/vocals), and Maureen "Mo" Tucker (percussion/vocals). Tucker's contributions are of particular note, as this collection features both "After Hours" as well as "I'm Sticking With You," her only VU-related lead vocals. The track list likewise offers a decent sampling from the group's back catalog, including a few tunes that had yet to be issued at the time these recordings were made. Among them are "Ride into the Sun" and "I Can't Stand It" -- which would initially surface on Lou Reed's self-titled debut -- as well as a few tunes that were never issued on a studio album by the band, such as "Over You," and "It's Just Too Much." These titles are likewise available on 1969: Velvet Underground Live. Potential consumers should note that the no-fi sound quality of this release is at the very worst only a minor distraction. For the most part these recordings are clean. Although they are in mono, they are as enjoyable -- if not more so -- than similarly issued releases, such as the previously mentioned 1969: Velvet Underground Live or Live at Max's Kansas City, both of which were unprofessionally documented. ~ Lindsay Planer