Indian Summer wrote:The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat (my first exposure to the Velvets....it's AMAZING. AH-MAY-ZING.)
Why do people love it and I don't?
I listened to it several times but I think it's a mess...
VU & Nico succeeded in being a pleasent mess with good song structures.
'White Light/White Heat' seems to go nowhere.
Dormouse wrote:A Christmas gift:
It's a Beautiful Day (1969), featuring their best known song "White Bird".
babson wrote:One I haven't seen mentioned -
CREAM - Disraeli Gears.
Worth it just for the album cover if you play vinyl still. If not "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Strange Brew" ought to get you going.
redrabid wrote:Nothing beats those first Velvet Underground albums, (except JA of course, I wouldn't dare to swear in this church). That mesmerizing beauty of songs like "I'm waiting for my man" or 'Venus in Furs". San Francisco bands including JA( read your JA literature) hated the Velvet Underground: Too realistic, too dark. Not enough into the "Love" ethics.
But of course the Velvet Underground proved to be a much more true sign of things to come.
plasticfantastic wrote:I do love The Velvet Underground. Yeah, they're dark, yeah, they're realistic, but I think they sound totally unique, and fantastic. John Cale's viola took it to fabulous levels.
And by the way, you must be talking about Maureen "Moe" Tucker. She was the Underground's drummer, not Nico. Nico just sang for one album.
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