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Re: The Velvet Underground
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 12:11:30 PM »

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Re: The Velvet Underground
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2016, 09:50:23 AM »
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nico-biopic-explores-velvet-underground-singers-tragic-life-w446457

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Nico, best remembered for her brief stint with the Velvet Underground and her association with artist Andy Warhol, is the subject of an upcoming biopic. Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli will explore the singer's turbulent later years in the film, Nico, 1988. Nicchiarelli will focus on Nico's life and career after achieving fame in the 1960s singing with the Velvet Underground, as one of Warhol's "superstar" Factory models and acting in films like Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 11:16:10 AM »
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/director-todd-haynes-plans-velvet-underground-documentary-w496294

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The as-yet-untitled documentary about Velvet Underground, who served as the house band at Andy Warhol's Factory early in their career, will "rely certainly on Warhol films but also a rich culture of experimental film," Haynes said.

In 1966, Warhol and filmmaker Paul Morrissey created The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony of Sound, which consisted of an hour-long rehearsal of the band's original lineup of Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, John Cale and Nico.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 04:16:47 PM »
Hopefully worth seeing. I wish the NME, who talk mainly about the original line-up in the article, had used a photo of it!

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Re: The Velvet Underground
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2017, 03:13:24 PM »
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/john-cale-stages-roaring-guest-filled-tribute-to-velvet-underground-w512126

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In the program notes to his scruffy, roaring Velvet Underground tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, John Cale, 75, noted he's "reluctant to spend too much time on things past." Fair enough. But as foundational member and key sonic architect of a band that ranks with rock's greatest, he's earned a victory lap. And 50 years the time passed since the game-changing 1967 LP The Velvet Underground & Nico is a long time.

That said, the concert which was similar to one staged last spring as part of a major Velvet Underground exhibit at the Philharmonie de Paris was no museum display, but a living thing, writhing and howling. And its best moments found a balance between replication and reinvention.
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