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Velvet Underground – I’m Not A Young Man Anymore

Big news for Velvets fans. Dead Flowers has generously liberated a freshly discovered bootleg of a 1967 Velvet Underground show at the Gymnasium in NYC. It’s lifted from a message board post by a character calling himself “Furious Wank” who claims, “It’s the ONLY available live stuff from 1967 and has only become available in … Continue reading Velvet Underground – I’m Not A Young Man Anymore

The Primitives (pre-VU) – The Ostrich

Lou Reed might be a complete asshole these days, but he was undeniably amazing back in the sixties (and even for a small part of the seventies). WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has uncovered the 1964 novelty single from the Primitives, and they’re sharing both sides: “The Ostrich” b/w “Sneaky Pete.” Remarkably, this single “generated … Continue reading The Primitives (pre-VU) – The Ostrich

Velvet Underground Acetate MP3s

Remember that Velvet Underground acetate on ebay? Apparently, that one wasn’t “one of a kind.” Or else someone ripped the vinyl before losing it. Or something… Because there’s a Japanese bootleg of the material floating around. The bootleg’s source was apparently in rougher shape and contains more surface noise than the one that was being … Continue reading Velvet Underground Acetate MP3s

Velvet Underground Rarity under the Gavel

A one-of-a-kind Velvet Underground acetate is being auctioned off on ebay. These are the legendary “lost Scepter Studios recordings” that include the original, unreleased versions of “European Son,” “Heroin,” “Venus In Furs,” and “I’m Waiting For The Man.” The other five tracks are the same takes that were released on Velvet Underground & Nico, but … Continue reading Velvet Underground Rarity under the Gavel

I’m Beginning to See the Light…again.

Rediscovering the Velvet Underground Sometimes it’s amazing what you find when you dig back into your collection. Forgotten gems of music gathering dust in crates or on CD racks can take you back to specific times in your life or fill you with emotions also long forgotten. I recently dug out my copy the Velvet … Continue reading I’m Beginning to See the Light…again.