Lou Reed and Moe Tucker

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 […]

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John Cale

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 […]

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Interview with Sterling Morrison

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 […]

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VU 1972 Reunion at Le Bataclan

Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico on French TV JUST CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL FILM VERSION.  In 1972, Velvet Underground alumni Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico reunited before the cameras of the POP2 TV program at Le Bataclan (yes that very place where those terrorists killed 89 people on November 15th 2015), a well-known and very intimate, Paris venue . […]

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The Boston Tea Party VU 1967

ANDY WARHOL SHOOTS THE VELVET UNDERGROUND LIVE IN COLOR, BOSTON, 1967 Last week I recovered video of the Velvet Underground performing live in Boston in 1967. This would be notable on its own, being one of only two known films with synchronous sound of the band performing live also happens to be the only one that was […]

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60’s Paraphernalia

Andy Warhol: Andy Warhol’s sphere of influence defined 60’s subculture in New York. Though most remember Andy as an artist, he should be coined as a collector, collecting characters at The Factory who he manufactured and preserved as icons. His taste was impeccable; his instincts dead on. “Anybody who Andy discovered and found and ‘named’ […]

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This Ain’t No Holiday Inn

Down and Out of the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995 by James Lough A review by Beatdom.com! New York’s Chelsea Hotel has a special place in American culture. It has surely been a home, or a home-away-from-home, to more influential artists than any other building in the nation. To list the famous names in American art and […]

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