The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground

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Sporting shades and cranking out a feedback-heavy sound, the Velvets straddled art and rock, changing popular music forever, sowing the seeds of punk, grunge and inspiring thousands of four-chord wonders. This book explores:

  • The Story: How Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and others emerged from the New York scene, their successes and excesses, and what happened to each in their solo years.
  • The Music: From their 1967 debut with Nico to their 1993 reunion and beyond, via the finest Velvets songs and solo recordings - complete with the tales behind the tunes.
  • Velvet Universe: Everybody who was anybody in the Velvets' world, taking in Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, David Bowie, Delmore Schwartz and Brian Eno.
  • Velvet Goldmine: The Underground on screen, the Velvets' New York, the clubs, influences, covers, websites and more.
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