Q and A with Up-Tight co-author Victor Bockris This is (obviously) the follow-up to Peel Slowly… , my review of Up-Tight/The Velvet Underground Story, previously published here on Loud Alien Noize, it is with great pleasure that I once again have the opportunity to interview Victor Bockris who co-wrote Up-Tight with Gerard Malanga. Up-Tight is without question the […]Read More Peel Slowly… (part II)
Up-Tight/The Velvet Underground Story Under Review by Tobe Damit At the forefront of modern music are The Velvet Underground. Their story is as strange and twisted as their music. Its ramifications and implications on modern-day music, are as deep as they are Legion. Studded with exclusive, amazing photos, stunningly written accounts, interviews, comments and reviews, Up-tight/The […]Read More Peel Slowly…
John Cale Performing Full Album in Liverpool and NYC Following a recent concert at the Philharmonie de Paris, our favourite viola-scraper has announced details of a major open-air gig in Liverpool, the city the Welsh musician sailed from on his journey to America more than 50 years ago, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Velvet […]Read More 50th Anniversary 1967-2017
An Interview by Johan Kugelberg Maureen Tucker had a front row seat to punk rock history being conceived before her very eyes. An average high school girl from Levittown, Long Island, her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll when she heard the Rolling Stones on the car radio. From the Velvet Underground to Andy […]Read More Lou Reed and Moe Tucker
Above Photo: © Lisa Law ”He’d get paranoid craziness. I thought he was really special because of that, that craziness to me was incredibly interesting. He was really the kind that would be afraid to go into the street -from paranoia or whatever makes you that way. ” –Betsey Johnson, Up-Tight John Cale has brought an […]Read More John Cale
This interview conducted by Gregg Barrios was originally printed in Fusion, March 6, 1970. Sterling Morrison was once described as the most underrated person living. He has been with The Velvet Underground since the dawn of history and hopefully will continue in that capacity forever. He was also called indomitable as well as an astute Italian duke. In any case, he […]Read More Interview with Sterling Morrison
Oh! Sweet Nuthin’! “Oh! Sweet Nuthin‘” is the final song off of Loaded, (and this is the right one despite the wrong cover shown on the clip) the last ”real” Velvet Underground album (1970). It tells the stories of the disaffected, the poor Jimmy Brown, the homeless and depressed Ginger Brown, his fellow street person Polly May, […]Read More Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ I’m Sticking With You!