Just as the Velvet Underground's second album, 'White Light / White Heat,' received a massive expansion last year, the band's third album is getting a six-disc super-deluxe reissue overhaul just in time for the gift-giving season.
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground released a live album from five-year old tapes in Sept. 1974.
Actor Macaulay Culkin's band the Pizza Underground was booed off stage and pelted with beer during their recent set at the Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham, England.
The Velvet Underground released their album known as 'VU' in March 1969.
If you look up the phrase "glorious racket," chances are a picture of the Velvet Underground's second album, 'White Light, White Heat' will appear. That description fits each and every one of its 40 minutes perfectly. Unlike the haunting beauty of their flawless debut album, 'White Light,' which was released on Jan. 30, 1968, drops a bit of the artiness and supplements it with rage and raw power.
When a famous person dies, too often the tributes from colleagues past and present read like canned statements, with little insight into the deceased’s life or character. However, Moe Tucker, former drummer for the Velvet Underground, went into considerable detail about Lou Reed, who passed away on Oct. 27.