Tag Archives: John Cale

FIFTY YEARS AGO THE STOOGES RELEASE THE STOOGES

Fifty Years Ago The Stooges Release The Stooges. James Newell Osterberg a.k.a. Iggy Pop had been the drummer in a number of bands based in Ann Arbor during his teenage years. This included The Iguanas and later, The Prime Movers. However, it was a chance meeting with blues drummer Sam Lay in Chicago that inspired …

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FIFTY YEARS AGO THE VELVET UNDERGROUND RELEASED THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

Fifty Years Ago The Velvet Underground Released The Velvet Underground. Following disagreements about The Velvet Underground’s future musical direction, John Cale left the group. This was almost inevitable because  for some time, John Cale and Lou Reed views about The Velvet Underground’s future differed. John Cale wanted The Velvet Underground to continue to innovate and create …

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THE STOOGES-THE STOOGES DETROIT MIX-RECORD STORE DAY EDITION.

The Stooges-The Stooges Detroit Mix Record Store Day Edition. Label: Elektra Records. James Newell Osterberg a.k.a. Iggy Pop had been the drummer in a number of bands based in Ann Arbor during his teenage years. This included The Iguanas and later, The Prime Movers. However, it was a chance meeting with blues drummer Sam Lay …

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WHEN THE DAY IS DONE: THE ORCHESTRATIONS OF ROBERT KIRKBY

When The Day Is Done: The Orchestrations Of Robert Kirby. Label: Ace Records. Compilation Of The Week. During the golden age of vinyl, buying a new album was often part of a wider musical education and could lead the record buyer on a long and fascinating musical journey. That was the case for the small …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED-LIMITED VINYL EDITION.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED-LIMITED VINYL EDITION. With the continued resurgence in interest of all things vinyl, many retailers and record companies are joining forces to release limited edition of what they refer to as classic albums. That description is stretching things for some of the albums that have been conferred classic status. Indeed, sometimes, the word classic is something more …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LIVE AT MAX’S KANSAS CITY-VINYL EDITION.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LIVE AT MAX’S KANSAS CITY-VINYL EDITION. 1970 should’ve been the start of a new era for The Velvet Underground. They had just signed a two album deal with Atlantic Records in late 1969. This should’ve been the dawn of a new era for The Velvet Underground, where they belatedly made a commercial breakthrough. …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LIVE AT MAX’S KANSAS CITY.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LIVE AT MAX’S KANSAS CITY. 1970 should’ve been the start of a new era for The Velvet Underground. They had just signed a two album deal with Atlantic Records in late 1969. This should’ve been the dawn of a new era for The Velvet Underground, where they belatedly made a commercial breakthrough. Instead, …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED (IMPORT).

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED (IMPORT). For The Velvet Underground, 1969 had been a turbulent year. They had released their third album The Velvet Underground in March 1969. It featured the debut of Doug Yule, who was brought in to replace John Cale. This was meant to the start of a bright new future for The Velvet …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED. For The Velvet Underground, 1969 had been a turbulent year. They had released their third album The Velvet Underground in March 1969. It featured the debut of Doug Yule, who was brought in to replace John Cale. This was meant to the start of a bright new future for The Velvet Underground. …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE MATRIX TAPES BOX SET.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE MATRIX TAPES BOX SET. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The Velvet Underground would surely have agreed with  Charles Dickens in 1969. They had just endured the most tumultuous year of their career.  The Velvet Underground released their eponymous third album in March 1969. It stalled …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED BOX SET.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-LOADED BOX SET. For The Velvet Underground, 1969 had been a turbulent year. They had released their third album The Velvet Underground in March 1969. It featured the debut of Doug Yule, who was brought in to replace John Cale. This was meant to the start of a bright new future for The …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. Following disagreements about The Velvet Underground’s future musical direction, John Cale left the group. This was almost inevitable.  For some time, John Cale and Lou Reed views about The Velvet Underground’s future differed. John Cale wanted The Velvet Underground to continue to innovate and create experimental music like White Light/White …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT. It was in September 1967, that The Velvet Underground began recording their sophomore album White Light/White Heat. A lot had happened since The Velvet Underground released their debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico in March 1967. The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol had decided to go their separate ways. …

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. Following disagreements about The Velvet Underground’s future musical direction, John Cale left the group. This was almost inevitable.  For some time, John Cale and Lou Reed views about The Velvet Underground’s future differed. John Cale wanted The Velvet Underground to continue to innovate and create experimental music like White Light/White …

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