The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground (Rough Guide Reference Series)
  • The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground (Rough Guide Reference Series)
  • The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground (Rough Guide Reference Series)

The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground (Rough Guide Reference Series)

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Sporting shades and a feedback-heavy sounds, the Velvets straddled art and rock, changing popular music forever, and sowing the seeds for punk, grunge and thousands of countercultural four-chord wonders. The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground explores: The Velvet Story: How Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and the others emerged from the New

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Sporting shades and a feedback-heavy sounds, the Velvets straddled art and rock, changing popular music forever, and sowing the seeds for punk, grunge and thousands of countercultural four-chord wonders. The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground explores: The Velvet Story: How Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and the others emerged from the New York scene, their successes and excesses and what happened to each in their solo years. Velvet Music: From their 1967 debut with Nico to their 1993 reunion with all the tales behind the tunes. Velvet Universe: Everybody who was anybody in the Velvet’s world, taking in Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, David Bowie, Delmore, Schwaretsz and Brian Eno. Velvet Goldmine: The “Underground” on screen, the Velvets’ New York, clubs, influences, covers, websites and more.

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School Library Journal

Hogan (Terra Obscura) assembles a revealing and highly engaging reference to Andy Warhol's favorite band. Sprinkled throughout are informative sidebars illuminating relevant figures and subjects, like Lou Reed's literary heroes and Nico's enigmatic past. The book provides not only a fascinating record of band members, their collective development, and their impact on subsequent movements but also glimpses of the cultural ascension of intersecting figures, like contemporary fashion guru Betsey Johnson. The book's three sections follow the band's development and dispersion over six chapters, account for group and solo albums, and offer further Velvet source material. Highly recommended for music, contemporary art, and cultural studies collections.


—Savannah Schroll Guz Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843535881
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/20/2007
Series:
Rough Guide Reference Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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