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Lou Reed & The Velvets | Nigel Trevena | First printing

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LOU REED & THE VELVETS

Nigel Trevena

White Light Publications, softcover 36 pages, UK, 1973
Bantam, UK, 1973 [2nd printing]

Nigel Trevena's book was the first source of facts about the Velvet Underground. This 36-page booklet features early history of the Velvets, reviews of the four studio albums and Live At Max's and a discography, but also Lou Reed related articles including an illustrated Waiting For The Man, and a selection of rare Lou Reed poems. A really nice item unfortunately hard to find now. The second printing is a couple centimeters smaller and has the author's name printed on front cover.


Lou Reed - Rock 'n' Roll Animal

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LOU REED - ROCK 'N' ROLL ANIMAL

Babylon Books, 24,8 x 17,7 cm (9¾ x 7 "), 60 pages, London, UK, 1979

60-page booklet compiling history, discographies, photos, lyrics, comics, ads etc...


Lou Reed - Words & Music

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LOU REED - WORD & MUSIC

Barry Miles

Wise Publications, 32 p., London, UK, 1980

ISBN: 0.86001-591.2

Story of Lou Reed plus scores and lyrics.


The Velvet Underground & Lou Reed | Mike West | Babylone Books

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & LOU REED

Mike West

Babylon Books, 27 x 20,3 cm (10½ x 8 inch), 64 pages, UK, 1982
ISBN: 0 907188 13 3

Velvet Underground and velvets in solo history. Discography. This book originally appeared as a special edition of UK Velvet Underground fanzine Different Times.

"There are few major rock stars to have been as widely misunderstood as Lou Reed: variously the Warhol bandwagoner, apostle of sleaze, Smack Messaih, Bowie influence/clone. Godfather of Punk and - just lately - Primary Source of '80s rock. The genuinely complex character of Lou Reed has more in common with James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams or Lenny Bruce than with David Cassidy or Adam Ant, and he continues to strain the borders of the simple image that the rock press and public give their heroes. The author takes us through his career, and those of the original Velvet Underground, from "The Shades," "The Primitives" and L.A. & "The Eldorados" up to the present day. Like his own "Murder Mystry" this book provides a dialogue for the drama but leaves the audience to arrange a solution for themselves. It makes stimulating reading..."


Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground

LOU REED & THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Diana Clapton

Proteus, February 1983
ISBN: 0862760569

Bobcat Books, 130 p., UK, 1987
ISBN: 0711910677

Velvet Underground and Lou Reed history. Discography.

"US rock journalist Diana Clapton, who has followed this extraordinary and now almost reclusive figure since the underground days, draws upon her knowledge to give a lucid, objective and sympathetic account of Lou Reed and his music"


Up-tight (1983 edition)

Up-tight (1995 edition)

UP-TIGHT
The Velvet Underground Story

Victor Bockris, Gerard Malanga

Omnibus Press, UK, 128 p., 1983
ISBN: 0 7119 0168 6

Omnibus Press, UK, 144 p., 1995
ISBN: 0 7119 0168 6

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One of the best book covering the Velvet Underground history specially for the Factory-era. Excellent assortment of photographs and quotes. An updated edition, published in 1995, includes a new 17-page chapter which covers the events of 1993. Definitely essential.

"I like Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga's book and am impressed by the scope of it. - Sterling Morrison"


The Velvet Underground | Rypress |1982

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND RECORD LYRIC BOOK

Rypress, 21 x 14.5 cm (8¼ x 5¾ inches), 70 p., UK, August 1986
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Velvet Underground lyric book including also discography with bootlegs, story of VU, reprints of record reviews & interviews.


Beyond...

BEYOND THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Dave Thompson

Omnibus Press, UK, 98 p., December 1989
ISBN: 0711916918
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Velvet Underground and 'Velvets' in solo history, based around quotes and interviews excerpts. Official VU/solos discographies including session appearances.

"Beyond The Velvet Underground follows the careers of the VU stars in the years that followed the band's demise to the present day. Here for the first time is a comprehensive guide to the solo careers, the concerts and albums, of Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico and others associated withe group including the late Andy Warhol. Fully Illustrated and incorporating full discographies on all the relevant musicians."


Growing Up In Public

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LOU REED - GROWING UP IN PUBLIC

Peter Doggett

Omnibus Press, UK, 182 p., October 1992
ISBN: 0711928488

Omnibus Press, UK, 182 p., November 1995
ISBN: 0711930023

Authoritative Velvet Underground and Lou Reed biography. Includes also US & UK discographies.

"'Growing Up In Public' canvasses the life and work of Lou Reed, the master evader. It chronicles the outrageous acts, sensational stories and roller-coaster reputation of the artist. And, more important, it removes the mythical masks to reveal the true face of the man. It's Lou Reed from the inside out. Complete with rare photos and exhaustive discography, 'Growing Up In Public' is a piercing analysis from a writer uniquely qualified to bring the story to print: Peter Doggett, editor of 'Record Collector' magazine and literate chronicler of rock culture."


Between Thought And Expression

BETWEEN THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION

Lou Reed

hardcover, Hyperion Books, USA, 186 p., October 1991
ISBN: 1-56282-923-8
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paperback, Hyperion Books, USA, February 1993
ISBN: 1562829238
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hardcover, Viking, UK, March 1992
ISBN: 0 670 84532 9

paperback, Penguin Books, UK, February 1993
ISBN: 0140170707
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A collection of Velvet Underground and Lou Reed lyrics with additional comments by Lou Reed. Includes also interviews with Vaclav Havel and Hubert Selby by Lou Reed.

"Diverse as it is provocative, Between Thought and Expression represents the finest work in words from one of rock music's most inflluential and enduring artists."


Words & Music

LOU REED - WORDS & MUSIC

Warner Bros Publications, US, 162 p., 1991

Musical scores with lyrics.


The Velvet Underground Handbook

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND HANDBOOK

M.C. Kostek

Black Spring Press, UK, 226 p., 1992
ISBN: 0 948238 12 7
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"The ultimate book of facts" about the Velvet Underground compiled by Mike Kostek, President of the Velvet Underground Appreciation Society. Includes rare photos, chronological history, discography, filmography and bibliography.


Between The Lines

LOU REED - BETWEEN THE LINES

Michael Wrenn

Plexus, UK, 146 p., 1993
ISBN: 0 85965 164 9
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Velvet Underground and Lou Reed story, based on interviews with Lou Reed. Fully illustrated with a good assortment of photographs.

"Lou Reed: Between The Lines by Michael Wrenn is a commentary on one of the most extraordinary of all rock 'n' roll stories. Michael Wrenn uses the singer's own words to present Lou Reed in a powerfull self-critique which reveals him to be a musician, lyricist and poet. The result is a fascinating insight into a man who has pushed himself and his music to the limit but who has survived with his cutting edge as sharp as ever."


Waiting For The Man

WAITING FOR THE MAN - A BIOGRAPHY OF LOU REED

Jeremy Reed

Picador, 326 p., UK, 1994
ISBN: 0-330-32549-3
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Lou Reed biography with exclusive photographs by Mick Rock.


The Biography

LOU REED - THE BIOGRAPHY

Victor Bockris

Hutchinson, 472 p., UK, 1994
ISBN: 0 09 178031 4
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Original printing of Lou Reed "unauthorized" biography by Victor Bockris.


Transformer

TRANSFORMER - THE LOU REED STORY

Victor Bockris

Simon & Schuster, 446 p., USA, August 1, 1995
ISBN: 0684803666
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US edition of Victor Bockris' Lou Reed biography. This printing has a different cover, the text is edited and updated.


'69 on the Road

'69 ON THE ROAD - VELVET UNDERGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS

Doug Yule

Sal Mercuri for Fierce Pup Productions, USA, 1996

Photo book with never-seen-before shots by Doug Yule in 1969. It includes also introduction and comments by Doug. Limited hand-numbered edition of 500, autographed by Doug Yule. The performance shots are from a 1969 outdoor festival in Texas.


The Complete Guide...

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Peter Hogan

Omnibus Press, 116 p., UK, March 1997
ISBN: 0-7119-5596-4
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CD-sized book, paperback. "An album by album, track by track, examination of every song released by the Velvets". Nice color photographs, mainly from 1993 tour.


Uptight

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UP-TIGHT. THE STORY OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Victor Bockris, Gerard Malanga

A Classic Rock Read/Omnibus Press, 208 p., UK, April 1997
ISBN: 0-7119-5223-X

This edition of Uptight - The Velvet Underground Story contains the entire text from the original edition, first published in 1983, plus the update from 1995 edition. Unfortunately almost all illustrations have been edited out and it only offers a 12-page photo insert.

"Up-Tight is the best-selling, definitive history of The Velvet Underground. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest rock books ever published, it first appeared in 1983 and has rernained in print in several languages ever since. Written and compiled by Factory insiders Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga, Up-Tight is based on interviews with all four members of the Velvets, as weil as others who became part of Andy Warhol's circle of artistic collaborators."


The Velvet Underground Companion

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND COMPANION
Four Decades Of Commentary

Albin Zak III

Schirmer Books/Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 338 p., New York, USA, October 1997
ISBN: 0-02-864627-4

Omnibus Press, 240 p., UK, December 1997
ISBN: 0711967199

"Were you one of the lucky few to witness the Happenings rocking the scene when rock was still new? Did something inside you awaken at the dawn of punk? Ever following its own muse, Velvet Underground needs no introduction to the faithful insiders who knew its greatness in '65 and, relishing the grunge and alternative sounds of the '90s, understand that VU began it all. For music lovers of any generation and seekers of the murky springwaters flowing into rock'n'roll's wide river, The Velvet Underground Companion collects reviews, interviews with band members, and critical commentary that tells for posterity the true significance of this trailblazing band."

Sal Mercuri says: "It is a rather large (300 + pages) collection of articles and essays gathered from many different sources over the past 30 years. The 'meat' is a newly translated version of the classic Feedback: The Legend of the Velvet Underground by Ignacio Julia. This was originally published as beautifully illustrated book in Spain, 1986 and is based on lengthy, in-depth interviews with Sterling Morrison. The book is actually a companion to an equally excellent Catalonian TV documentary of the same name. The original edition of this book included a live VU flexi of Sister Ray and an English translation. Ignacio told me that he was very unhappy with the translation (as was Sterling) so it's great that he did it himself this time. There are many other interesting articles and interviews in the VU Companion and a large, though somewhat outdated discography. It is a very handy book and a must for us fans."


What's Welsh...

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WHAT'S WELSH FOR ZEN
The Autobiography of John Cale

John Cale and Victor Bockris

Bloombury, 272 p. hardback (corrugated cardboard), UK, December 1998
ISBN: 0 7475 3668 6

Autobiography with large sections dedicated to the Velvet Underground, including rare photographs. Book designed and illustrated by Dave McKean.

Also exists as limited edition box containing 272 unbound pages plus 12 colour images, ISBN 0 7475 4383 6


Pass Thru Fire

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PASS THRU FIRE
The Collected Lyrics

Lou Reed

Hyperion, 469 p. hardcover, New York, USA, February 2000
ISBN: 0-7868-6452-4
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Bloomsbury, 496 p. paperback, UK, August 19, 2002
ISBN: 0747558930
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Lyrics book.

"A comprehensive chronicle of the work of an American Master, Pass Thru Fire is beathtaking in its power and raw beauty, and crucial to an appreciation of Lou Reed not only as a consummate musician of the underground, but also as one of the truly significant poets of our time. Spanning over thirty years of work - from his early days with the Velvet Underground, to the classics "Transformer," "Berlin," and "New York"; From the elegiac "Magic and Loss" to his brillant collaborative production with Robert Wilson, "Time Rocker" - here are the lyrics that move beyond reportage to take "emotional albeit non-moral stances.""


Sedition and Alchemy (paperback)
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Sedition and Alchemy (hardcover)
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SEDITION AND ALCHEMY
A biography of John Cale

Tim Mitchell

Peter Owen, 224 p. paperback, UK, June 2003
ISBN: 0720611326
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Peter Owen, 244 p. hardcover, UK, August 7, 2003
ISBN: 0720612071
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Peter Owen, 224 p. paperback, USA, October 2003
ISBN: 0720611326
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Written with the full cooperation of John Cale and incorporating exclusive interviews with important figures from all phases of the musician's 35-year career, this new biography explores the man who has successfully transcended the boundaries between classical and popular music. Cale's music from the Velvet Underground onwards has been a series of passionate assaults on accepted musical forms, and his processes of deconstruction and reconstruction are illustrated by detailed accounts of his albums, live shows and relationships with other artists such as La Monte Young, Brian Eno and Lou Reed. Exhaustively researched, Sedition and Alchemy also contains the first full discography of John Cale's work to date.

Tim Mitchell is the author of There's Something About Jonathan: Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers (also published by Peter Owen), described by Record Collector as the best book you can imagine anyone writing about Jonathan Richman.


Up-tight (2003 edition)

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UP-TIGHT - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND STORY

Victor Bockris, Gerard Malanga

Cooper Square Press, 144 p. paperback, USA, October 2003
ISBN: 0815412851
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Reissue of the famous VU bio by Bockris & Malanga.

"The Velvet Underground is arguably one of the most influential American rock bands ever. Based on interviews with former members Lou Reed, John Cale, and Sterling Morrison, as well as others from Andy Warhol's circle of artistic collaborators, Up-Tight is the definitive oral and visual history of the band and its revolutionary, often avantgarde music. Bockris and Malanga's intelligent and entertaining approach-which does not shy away from the drugs, sleaze, and controversy that enveloped the band seemingly from its inception-provides compulsive reading."


33 1/3

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33 1/3 - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO

Joe Harvard

Continuum, 152 p. paperback, USA/UK, 2004
ISBN: 0-8264-1550-4
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"In 1966, studios were still more about science than art. Clients who dare make technical suggestions were treated with bemusement, derision, or hostility. The Velvets were a young band under constant critical attack, and the pressure to conform in order to gain acceptance must have been tremendous. Most bands of that era have compromised with their record companies, through wholesale revamping of their image, changing or omitting lyrics, creatind drastically edited versions for radio airplay, or eliminating songs entirely from their sets and records. With Andy Warhol in the band's corner, such threats were minimized.

The Velvet Underground and Nico has influenced the sound of more bands than almost any other album. And remarkably, it still sounds as fresh and challenging today as it did upon its release in 1967. In this book, Joe Harvard covers everything from Lou Reed's lyrical genius to John Cale's groundbreaking instrumentation, and from the creative input of Andy Warhol to the fine details of the recording process. With input from co-producer Norman Dolph and Velvets fan Jonathan Richman, Harvard documents the creation of a record which, in the eyes of many, has never been matched.

Joe Harvard was co-founder and owner of Fort Apache Studios. Voted Boston's Best Producer, his playing appears on numerous records by bands including Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses and the Pernice Brothers."

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Walk on the Wild Side

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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
The Stories Behind the Songs

Chris Roberts

Hal Leonard, 146 p. paperback, USA, September 2004
ISBN: 0634080326
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Carlton, 146 p. paperback, UK, October 2004
ISBN: 1 84442 672 6
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"Opening with a recent interview by Chris Roberts with the legend who has set the spirit of Burroughs and Selby to three our four chords, Walk On The Wild Side goes on to examine avery Lou Reed solo album, probing the motivations, mania and mystique that have pumped up his rock and roll heart. It explores his early involvement with Andy Warhol's Factory scene, his curious procession of muses, and his evolving personas, from trash-wordhipping gutter-poet who challenged every stereotype to stern and earnest academic.

Chris Roberts has written about music, film and books for over 20 years. This is is sixth book. His favourite Lou Reed album is Berlin."

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All Yesterday's Parties

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ALL YESTERDAYS' PARTIES
The Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1970

Clinton Heylin

Da Capo Press, 320 p. hardcover, USA, April 30, 2005
ISBN: 0306813653
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"All Yesterday's Parties gathers, for the first time, writings and ephemera contemporaneous with the band's actual existence, providing an invaluable snapshot of an era by such writers as Lester Bangs, Robert Greenfield, Patti Smith, and Lou Reed himself. Coupled with complete discography, never-before-published flyers, original reminiscences of their live performances, and song-by-song commentary, it is an invaluable discovery for anyone interested in the Velvet Underground, their roots, and legacy.

Clinton Heylin is the author of Can You Feel the Silence?: Van Morrison: A New Biography, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, Bootleg!: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Recording Industry, From the Velvets to the Voidoids, and many other indispensable music books. He lives in Somerset, England."

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The Velvet Underground

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Rob Jovanovic

Virgin Books, 256 p. hardcover, UK, cancelled?
ISBN: 1852272155
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"Rob Jovanovic chronicles the band's rise from its creation in 1965, the influence of Andy Warhol and the factory; the five albums that remain core stock; the personal lives of the members of the band in its various incarnations; and the lives and solo careers of the remaining members."

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Lou Reed Talking

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LOU REED "TALKING"

Nick Johnstone

Omnibus Press, 122 p. paperback, UK, February 6, 2006
ISBN: 978-1-84609-100-1
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"Lou Reed has barely been lost for words. Over the past decade, he has re-invented himself, ditching his image as a drug-addicted poet of despair and emerging as a clear thinker whose decadent past is now a distant memory."

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The Velvet Underground

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Richard Witts

Equinox, 174 p. paperback, UK, March 1, 2006
ISBN: 1-904768-27-X
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"Though The Velvet Underground existed for no more than three years with its original members, it is considered to be not just the 'ultimate New York band' but also the most influential group ever. Artists who have acknowledged such influence include David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Joy Division, and Nirvana. Witts places the band and its genesis in the cultural context of Manhattan's beatnik bohemianism, its radical artistic environment, and the city's negative reaction to California's 'Hippie' counterculture. Lou Reed's Brill Building background is also considered, while his "Primitives" (1964-5) and "Velvet Underground Songs" (1965-70) are examined within the stylistic context of rock music. The band's sound world is likewise considered in this light. John Cale's experimental contribution is assessed, especially his work for LaMonte Young (The Theatre of Eternal Music) and what he carried from that experience into the Velvet's sound. The visual artist Amdy Warhol, known to the Velvets as Drella, became the band's manager and produce in 1965. He placed his 'superstar' Nico in the line-up (which already included a female drummer). The radical nature of the group's Warhol period performances are examined, together with those aspects related to issues of gender, sexuality and drugs culture by which the Warhol Factory scene was identified, and contemplated in Reed's songs. Witts examines the musical influences of the Velvets on punk, post-punk and subsequent rock movements, culminating in the group's reunion of 1993. He also indexes the variety of media constructions that the group endured through the years and how these affected Cale, Nico and Reed and their attempts to establish solo careers."

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c/o The Velvet Underground

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C/O THE VELVET UNDERGROUND NEW YORK, N.Y.

Johan Kugelberg

JMc & GBH, USA, April 12, 2007
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C/o The Velvet Underground exhibition catalogue. Features texts by Richard Prince, William Gibson, Jack Womack, Jonathan Richman, Jon Savage, John McWhinnie and Johan Kugelberg. Exists also as limited and deluxe version of the catalogue, each containing original photographs and silkscreen posters.

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The Rough Guide...

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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Peter Hogan

Rough Guides, 312 p. paperback, UK, August 2, 2007
ISBN: 978-1843535881
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"Sporting shades and a feedback-heavy sounds, the Velvets straddled art and rock, changing popular music forever, and sowing the seeds for punk, grunge and thousands of countercultural four-chord wonders. The Rough Guide to The Velvet Underground explores: The Velvet Story: How Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and the others emerged from the New York scene, their successes and excesses and what happened to each in their solo years. Velvet Music: From their 1967 debut with Nico to their 1993 reunion with all the tales behind the tunes. Velvet Universe: Everybody who was anybody in the Velvet's world, taking in Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, David Bowie, Delmore, Schwaretsz and Brian Eno. Velvet Goldmine: The "Underground" on screen, the Velvets' New York, clubs, influences, covers, websites and more."

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Feed-Back...

FEED-BACK
The Velvet Underground: legend, truth

Ignacio Juliá

Munster, 270 p. hardback, Spain, November 2008
ISBN: 978-84-612-6825-2

"This seclection of interviews and writings by Spanish Velvet specialist Ignacio Julià draws a chronology of the band and its members from its inception in 1965 to today. Featuring the expanded and revised translation of his classic book on the band, the original 1986 Feed-Back - based on the longest interview ever granted by guitarist Sterling Morrison -, it has grown to be a deluxe edition crowded with pictures and memorabilia that now includes, amongst other features and reviews, exclusive interviews thru the years with Lou Reed (4), John Cale (3), Maureen Tucker (2), Doug Yule (1) and Nico (1)."

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Pass Thru Fire...

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LOU REED - PASS THRU FIRE
The Collected Lyrics

Lou Reed

Da Capo Press, 608 p. paperback, USA, December 8, 2008
ISBN: 978-0306816307
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"The complete lyrics of Lou Reed, founder of the Velvet Underground and among the most acclaimed lyricists of all time. Containing a body of work that spans more than three decades, Pass Thru Fire is a stunning collection of the lyrics of an American original. Through his many incarnations--from proto punk to glam rocker to elder statesman of the avant garde--Lou Reed's work has maintained an undeniable vividness and raw beauty, fueled by precise character studies and rendered with an admirable shot of moral ambiguity. Beginning with his formative days in the Velvet Underground and continuing through his remarkable solo career--albums like Transformer, Berlin, New York, Magic and Loss, and Ecstasy--Pass Thru Fire is crucial to an appreciation of Lou Reed, not only as a consummate underground musician, but as one of the truly significant poets of our time."

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White Light/White Heat

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WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND DAY-BY-DAY

Richie Unterberger

Jawbone Press, 370 p. paperback, UK, May 20, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-906002-22-0
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The Velvet Underground - And Illustrated History Of A Walk On The Wild Side

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Jim DeRogatis

Voyageur Press, 192 p. hardcover, USA, September 6, 2009
ISBN: 978-0760336724
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"Hardly anyone bought the Velvet Underground's albums when they were released, but most everyone who did formed a band. This was the kind of influence the Velvets exerted, and it persists to this day in the sounds of groups as diverse as Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, R.E.M., My Bloody Valentine, and Sonic Youth - all of whom claim the Velvets as their most important influence. And then there are such soundalikes as Yo La Tengo, Luna, and the Strokes, to name a few. Published on the forty-fifth anniversary of the Velvet Underground's founding, this is the first illustrated history of the band that rocked rock - one of the most inspired and influential rock 'n' roll bands of all time. The book follows this icon of Sixties rock from its heady first days with Lou Reed, John Cale, German chanteuse Nico, drummer Moe Tucker, and guitarist Sterling Morrison; through its management by pop artist Andy Warhol, who made the band the siren of his Factory and part of his traveling multimedia show, the Exploding Plastic Inevitable; to its later incarnations in the early Seventies. "They opened wounds worth opening with brutal imagery, without apology," Patti Smith said, upon the band's 1996 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And this book offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at how the Velvet Underground did it."

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The Velvet Underground - New York Art

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - NEW YORK ART

Edited by Johan Kugelberg, Contributions from Vaclav Havel, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule and Jon Savage

Rizzoli, 304 p. hardcover, 12.2 x 9.3 x 1.4 inches, USA, October 9, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3084-8
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Outstanding collection of VU memorabilia, combined with contribution by Vaclac Havel, The Velvet Underground: A New York Art by Johan Kugelberg (2009), Lou Reed & Maureen Tucker in conversation (2009), Going Back in Time to Piero Heliczer by Sterling Morrison (1979), I Was A Velveteen by Rob Norris (1979), On the Road with the Exploding Plastic Inevitable by John Wilcock (1971), Interview with Lou Reed by John Wilcock (1971), View from the Bandstand by Lou Reed (1966), Velvet Underground Timeline by Salvatore Mercuri (2009), A Mirror Reflection: Andy Warhol, The VU, and 1966 by John Savage, Interview with the Velvet Underground and Nico by Tom Wilson (1967), Interview with the Velvet Underground - Third Ear Magazine (1968), Dead Lie the Velvets Underground! R.I.P. Long Live Lou Reed by Lester Bangs (1971), Screw Philosophical Discourse: Shattered Illusions by Richard Meltzer (1972), The Lowdown on Loaded: credits Due and Given by Doug Yule (1996), The Velvet Underground: A Skin-Deep View by Lance Loud (1975).

Also exists as limited Deluxe edition of 400 copies - some signed by Lou Reed, Moe Tucker & Doug Yule. The book is packed in a box and comes with bonus 45.

"The Velvet Underground is an astonishing assembly of rare objects and artworks and the first book of its scale to document the formative years of the band Time Out magazine named the greatest New York musicians of all time. From never-before-seen photographs of the band's first live show in New York to Andy Warhol's cover and poster designs, Lou Reed's handwritten music and lyrics, underground press clippings and controversial reviews, flyers, handbills, and posters, the materials here comprise a uniquely comprehensive survey of the first rock group ever to transcend the genre and embrace underground popular culture. Including a conversation recorded especially for the book between founding members Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker, this beautifully illustrated book is the first to present a definitive picture of the band's genesis and development in the extraordinary New York scene of the mid- to late-1960s."

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The Velvet Underground Peeled

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PEELED

Rob Jovanovic

Aurum, 296 p. softcover, UK, August 25, 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84513 572 0
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Story.

"Perhaps no other band can claim such scant chart success and so enduring a musical legacy as The Velvet Underground. Artists including David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Roxy Music, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M. and dissident Czech playwright and eventual president, Vaclav Havel have all cited the Velvets as a major influence. Yet only two of their albums even scraped Billboard's Top 200. Formed by the mercurial Lou Reed and classically-trained Welshman John Cale, the band first achieved notoriety after being adopted by Andy Warhol, who set himself up as manager and producer and included the Velvets in his Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia roadshow. However, much more than a pop art support act, the freedom Warhol's patronage brought enabled the group to chart hitherto unexplored regions of the rock n' roll soundscape, producing unforgettable and unsettling music that veered from droning, avant-garde experimentalism to folk-infused pop, taking in taboo-busting tales of drug addiction, prostitution and sexual deviance along the way. Creative tensions and frustrated ambition eventually saw both Cale and Reed leave the band, with Doug Yule taking over on lead vocals before an entirely unoriginal lineup came to an ignominious end in Europe. But in the decades since and several abortive reunions later The Velvet Underground's music has attained classic status, revered alongside The Beatles and The Beach Boys as one of the well-springs of modern pop. Now Rob Jovanovic peels back the mystique to tell the story of one of the most important bands in rock history."

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The Velvet Underground By Billy Name

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND BY BILLY NAME

Billy Name

The Waverly Press, 36 p. softcover, New York NY, USA, 2013
ISBN 978-1-62628-006-9

Rare and previously unpublished photographs of The Velvet Underground & Nico from Andy Warhol's Factory period. Lithography printed on heavy weight, acid free paper. The first printing is limited to 120 copies each signed and numbered by Billy Name. The second printing (with alternate green cover) is limited to 400 copies.

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Spanish


Lou Reed & Velvet U.

LOU REED & VELVET U.

Text: Gaspar Fraga and others - Illustrations: Nazario, Ceesepe and others

Textos Y Comiz, 64 p., Barcelona, Spain, 1976
ISBN: 84-400-9750-6

Enrique Miquel says: "this is a mix of book, fanzine and comics magazine. Contains biography, interview (by Danny Fields), discography and lots of comics stripes inspired by Lou Reed and The VU. The cover and the inside comics were used by Lou for his solo LP Take no Prisoners. The original cover is from Nazario, a famous comics illustrator in those times. Lou told someone else (not need to mention it) to draw it for his LP cover without asking permission to the author, saying that Nazario and the other illustrators in the book never ask any permission to him to use his image. There was a sue from the editors and Nazario against Lou Reed for the copyright of the illustration, and the cover for this LP here in Spain was changed to another one with a photograph of Lou in stage in his blonde-hair times."


Lou Reed - Canciones

LOU REED - CANCIONES

Alberto Manzano

Picado-Pajaro de Fuego n. 3, Editorial Zafo, 240 p., Barcelona, Spain, 1980
ISBN: 84-85348-02-8

Velvet Underground & Lou Reed biographies, discography, lyrics in English and Spanish, black & white photos and drawings.


Feed-Back

FEED-BACK - LA LEYENDA DE LOS VELVET UNDERGROUND

Ignacio Julia

Ruta 66, 98 p., Spain, 1986
ISBN: 39 580 86

Coffee-table style book, with great big photos. An excellent Velvet Underground history, based around 1985 interviews with Sterling. Inside cover includes very rare copies of VU posters/flyers. This book is in Spanish but copies sold by the US Velvet Underground Appreciation Society came with a (famously problematic) english translation and a live flexi-disc. A must for fans. A "fully revised version" of the text is available in The Velvet Underground Companion book.


Lou Reed & Velvet Underground - Canciones

LOU REED & THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - CANCIONES

Alberto Manzano, prologue by Ignacio Julia

Espiral/Fundamentos, no. 121, 144 p., Madrid, Spain, 1988
ISBN: 84-245-0502-6

Lyrics with spanish translation.


The Velvet Underground

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Jorge Arnaiz & Jose Luis Mendoza

Ediciones Catedra, 288 p., Madrid, Spain, 1989
ISBN: 84-376-0839-2


Lou Reed (first edition)

LOU REED

Rafael Cervera

Catedra , 288 p., Madrid, Spain, 1990
ISBN: 84-376-0941-0

Story with lots of lyrics, discography, videos. The cover reproduced is from the first edition. The current edition has a different photograph on the cover and less pages (half of them).


UP-TIGHT

Gerard Malanga, Victor Bockris

Editions La Mascara, Spain, 1992
ISBN 84-7974-010-8

Spanish text edition of Uptight.


Live MCMXCIII - Letras

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - LIVE MCMXCIII - LETRAS

Alberto Manzano, prologue by Ignacio Julia

Celeste Ediciones, Madrid, Spain, 88 p., 1993
ISBN: 84-87553-73-7

Lyrics from the VU Live MCMXCIII CD with very good translation in Spanish.


Las Transformaciones...

LAS TRANSFORMACIONES DE LOU REED

Victor Bockris - Translation to spanish by Roger Wolfe

Celeste Ediciones, Colección Musica Zero, n° 5, Madrid, Spain, 1997
ISBN: 84-8211-085-3

Spanish version of Victor Bockris' Transformer biography, with alternate cover and different photographs.


Up-tight - La Historia De La Velvet Underground

UP-TIGHT - LA HISTORIA DE LA VELVET UNDERGROUND

Victor Bockris & Gerard Malanga

Discos Crudos, softcover, 176 p., Spain, October 2009
ISBN978-84-612-7647-9

Reissue of the fundamental book, updated by Victor Bockris exclusively for Discos Crudos. Revised discography and videography, selected by Olivier Landemaine including official editions and bootlegs.

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French


Parole De La Nuit Sauvage

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PAROLES DE LA NUIT SAUVAGE

Lou Reed/Annie Hamel

10/18, 418 p., France, 1996
ISBN: 2 264 00019 8
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French paperback edition of Between Thought And Expression with original and translated text.

"En octobre 1990 à Prague, le fondateur du Velvet Underground, recevait des mains de Vaclav Havel l'un des plus beaux cadeaux de sa vie : une plaquette ronéotée habillée de bristol noir, le recueil fabriqué à la main, à 200 exemplaires des textes de ses chansons. Vers la fin des années 70, ce fanzine circulait sous le manteau dans le cercle contestataire réuni autour du groupe Plastic People. On en retrouve le contenu dans cette anthologie composée par Lou Reed lui-même et dans laquelle il a tenu à reproduire ses interviews avec Hubert Selby Jr. et Vaclav Havel."


Electric Dandy

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LOU REED - ELECTRIC DANDY

Bruno Blum

Le Serpent à Plumes, 10 x 20.5 cm paperback, 548 p., France, 2001
ISBN: 2-84261-233-7
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Lou Reed biography.

"En 1977, Bruno Blum devient correspondant à Londres de Best. Sa première rencontre avec Lou Reed date de 1979. Ecrivain, journaliste, dessinateur, il est également spécialiste de reggae et musicien."


Lou Reed et...

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LOU REED ET LE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Bruno Juffin

Librio musique, 10 x 20.5 cm paperback, 98 p., France, 2001
ISBN: 2-290-31311-4
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Velvet Underground/Lou Reed biography.

"Bruno Juffin, journaliste aux Inrockuptibles, retrace la vie de ce monstre sacré et nous livre les clés d'une discographie, aussi touffue que ténébreuse, et aujourd'hui plus que jamais essentielle."


Up-tight

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - UP-TIGHT

Victor Bockris, Gerard Malanga

Camion Blanc, 15 x 21 cm paperback, 350 p., France, November 2004
ISBN: 2-910196-37-2
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French version of Up-tight - The Velvet Underground Story. Translation by Xavier Danheux.

"J'aime beaucoup l'ouvrage de Victor Bockris et Gerard Malanga et suis impressionné par sa profondeur." -- Sterling Morrison. "Ecoute nos albums dans l'ordre chronologique, tu remarqueras qu'ils correspondent à notre croissance, à notre développement personnel, d'ici à là ; s'y trouve un conte pour chacun, qui explique comment survivre. Aligne les morceaux et écoute-les, tu les apprécieras sans plus jamais te sentir seul - je pense qu'il est important de ne jamais se sentir seul." -- Lou Reed

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Sédition...

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JOHN CALE - SEDITION ET ALCHIMIE

Tim Mitchell

Camion Blanc, 15 x 21 cm paperback, 329 p., France, March 2005
ISBN: 2-910196-99-2
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John Cale biography. Translation by Serge Lefaure.

"Ecrite en étroite collaboration avec John Cale, basée sur des entretiens exclusifs avec les artistes qui ont croisé sa route au cours de ses 35 années de carrière, cette biographie explore la trajectoire d'un musicien qui a transcendé les frontières entre les musiques classiques et populaire. Evoluant au-delà des genres musicaux établis, l'art de John Cale est un incessant processus de déconstruction et de reconstruction, qui s'exprime aussi bien dans ses créations personnelles, que dans ses collaborations avec d'autres artistes, tels que La Monte Young, le Velvet Underground, Brian Eno ou Lou Reed. Fruit d'un travail de recherche et d'analyse très pointu, Sédition et alchimie contient également de nombreuses photographies inédites."

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Electric Dandy

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LOU REED - ELECTRIC DANDY

Bruno Blum

Hors Collection, 15.5 x 24 cm paperback, 512 p., France, April 24, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-2-258-07749-2
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New updated edition of Bruno Blum's Lou Reed biography.

"Grande icône du rock, fondateur du Velvet Underground lancé par Andy Warhol, créateur de l'art rock, Lou Reed peut être considéré comme l'inspirateur du mouvement punk et d'une grande partie de la musique actuelle. En 1972, son célèbre Walk on the Wild Side produit par David Bowie le fait connaître tardivement. De la beat generation à l'avant-garde sauvage, il est le premier musicien de rock à aborder des thèmes adultes et littéraires et met en scène un concentré des pires cauchemars de l'Amérique : rock'n'roll, homosexualité, drogues dures, sado-masochisme, prostitution, déchéance, provocation, subversion, violence et scandale de Heroin à Sweet Jane, puis de Berlinà Kicks et Metal Machine Music. Maître du réalisme appliqué à la chanson, l'autodestructeur Rock'n'roll Animal décide de survivre à son mythe faustien et tente de renégocier son âme. Il traverse une période de rédemption culminant avec l'album New York, puis c'est la transcendance après son mariage avec l'artiste Laurie Anderson et le succès de Perfect Day. Premier livre consacré à Lou Reed en France, cette édition entièrement révisée et mise à jour rassemble anecdotes, historique et entretiens, citations de Reed et de ses proches. Lou Reed-Electric Dandy analyse l'œuvre en détail, de So Blue (1958) à la mise en scène de Berlin (2007). Retraçant les étapes de ce parcours initiatique, cet ouvrage est une mine d'informations sur l'émergence de la culture rock dans le monde occidental."

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Traverser Le Feu

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LOU REED - TRAVERSER LE FEU
Intégrale Des Chansons

Lou Reed

Seuil, 512 p., France, October 16, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-2020979771
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French edition of Pass Thru Fire with added French translation.

"Trente albums, du Velvet Underground aux derniers textes pas encore enregistrés. Derrière l'icône rock, une œuvre de poésie urbaine qui traverse un demi-siècle."

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Rough Guides

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ROUGH GUIDES - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
L'essentiel sur The Velvet Underground

Peter Hogan, translation: Pierre-Emmanuel Konigson

Tournon, broché 310 p., France, November 3, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-2-35144-086-5
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French edition of Rough Guide To The Velvet Underground by Peter Hogan.

"Entre harmonies voilées et sons lourds, les Velvets ont lié l'art au rock, modifiant pour toujours la musique populaire, semant les graines pour le punk, le grunge et autres prodiges de la contre-culture. Cet ouvrage explore leur histoire (l'émergence de Lou Reed, Sterling Morrisson, John Cale et les autres de la scène new-yorkaise, leur succès et leurs excès, leurs carrières solo). L'auteur analyse leur musique (depuis les débuts en 1967 jusqu'en 1993) ; les personnages qui ont compté pour eux, d'Andy Warhol à David Bowie et Brian Eno ; les détails le New York des Velvets, les clubs, les influences, les pochettes, les sites et même les mots célèbres de Lou Reed. Une véritable mine d'or !"

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Lou Reed - Les Coffrets Cultes

LOU REED - LES COFFRETS CULTES

Text by Matthieu Rémy

Biography + CD + DVD + 20 photo printings, Fnac 2 630033 507597, France, October 12, 2009

Includes 8-page biography booklet, Transformer CD, Transformer - Classic Album DVD, 20 photo printings on 240x280 mm 300 gram coated paper.

"Né le 2 mars 1942 à Freeport, Lou Reed est l'unes des icônes rock les plus sulfureuses. Fondateur du Velvet Underground en 1965 avec John Cale, Sterling Morrison et Moe Tucker, il est l'auteur de chansons mythiques telles que Venus In Furs, I'm Waiting For The Man et Heroin. Sa carrière solo l'a vu sortirdes disques aussi importants que Transformer et Berlin dans les années 70, et New York en 1989. Son dernier album, The Raven date de 2003."

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The Velvet Underground - Un Mythe New-Yorkais [book]

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - UN MYTHE NEW-YORKAIS

Sous la direction de Johan Kugelberg, avec la contribution de Vaclav Havel, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule, Jon Savage

Rizzoli Flammarion, hardcover, 304 p., France, October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3382-8
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French edition of The Velvet Underground - New York Art.


White Light/White Heat - Le Velvet Underground Au Jour Le Jour

WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT - LE VELVET UNDERGROUND AU JOUR LE JOUR

Richie Unterberger, traduction de Marie-Anne Lucas

Le Mot Et Le Reste, softcover, 462 p., France, February 23, 2012
ISBN: 9782360540327
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French edition of White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day.


Warhol Underground

WARHOL UNDERGROUND

Emma Lavigne, Tristan Bera, Juliette Bouveresse, Alexandra Müller, Miriam Rosen (Traduction)

Editions du Centre Pompidou-Metz, 37x28 cm (14½x11 inch), softcover, 82 p., France, August 28, 2015
ISBN: 9-782-35983-036-1
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Catalogue of the 2015 Warhol Underground exhibition at Pompidou-Metz, France. Includes both French & English text.

"Une relecture de l'œuvre du pape du pop art à travers ses leins avec la scène underground new-yorkaise : musique, danse, cinéma."

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The Velvet Underground

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Philippe Azoury, Joseph Ghosn

Actes Sud, 19x14 cm (7½x5½"), softcover, 182 p., France, March 25, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-330-06052-7
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"Une biographie du Velvet Underground qui commencerait comme un conte, à New York en 1965, dans des appartements du Lower East Side infestés de souris, de drogues dures et de guitares électriques. Tout cela utilisé par une jeunesse que l’on a cru abrutir à coups d’électrochocs et qui, en retour, s’est mise à composer des chansons sales. Sales et précises.

L’histoire d’une bande – Lou Reed, Nico, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison, Angus MacLise et puis un jour le petit Doug Yule – entourée jours et nuits de créatures étranges, confinées entre les murs argentés de la Factory d’Andy Warhol, s’amusant à expérimenter tout ce qu’il est possible d’expérimenter et mesurant, d’un sourire, la haine et l’envie qu’elle suscite.

Après quoi il sera question de brouilles, d’exils, d’amertumes, de fierté blessée et d’échecs qui valent, aujourd’hui, pour autant de réussites...

Le Velvet Underground a cinquante ans. La poignée de disques qu’il a enregistrée a changé le rock et nos vies, et porté une esthétique sur laquelle notre époque vit encore. Les idées qu’il incarne sont toujours aussi dangereuses. Son secret toujours aussi vif. Sa jeunesse intacte.."

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The Velvet Underground New York Extravaganza | 50p softcover edition

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND | NEW YORK EXTRAVAGANZA

Christian Fevret, Carole Mirabello

La Découverte / Dominique Carré Éditeur, 28x21,6 cm (9x6½"), softcover, 50 p., France, March 29, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-37368-015-4
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224-page hardcover edition of The Velvet Underground | New York Extravangaza 2016 exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris.

"Au cœur des avant-gardes des années 1960, la rencontre entre Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison et Moe Tucker annonce une révolution musicale sans précédent. Le Velvet Underground : une association survoltée, nourrie par les arts plastiques, la poésie et la performance scénique, mais aussi par la transgression sexuelle, les paradis artificiels et le renversement des normes sociales.
À partir de documents d'archives, inédits pour la plupart (photos, photogrammes de films, pochettes, affiches, fanzines, lettres, témoignages, poèmes), ce livre restitue l'expérience sonore, visuelle, émotionnelle de la scène underground new-yorkaise, là où toutes les extravagances étaient permises. Il explore la genèse et l'histoire de ce groupe ignoré par le succès durant sa brève existence (1965-1970), malgré sa collaboration haute en couleur avec Andy Warhol. Trop précurseur, trop transgressif, et désinhibé pour son époque, le groupe reste à ce jour un véritable phénomène culturel et continue de fasciner son public.
Album de l'exposition The Velvet Underground New York Extravaganza présentée à la Philharmonie de Paris (30 mars-21 août 2016)"

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The Velvet Underground New York Extravaganza | 50p softcover edition

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND | NEW YORK EXTRAVAGANZA

Christian Fevret, Carole Mirabello

La Découverte / Dominique Carré Éditeur, 20,8x16,4 cm (9x6½"), softcover, 50 p., France, March 29, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-37368-016-4
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50-page softcover edition of The Velvet Underground | New York Extravangaza 2016 exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris.

"Au cœur des avant-gardes des années 1960, la rencontre entre Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison et Moe Tucker annonce une révolution musicale sans précédent. Le Velvet Underground : une association survoltée, nourrie par les arts plastiques, la poésie et la performance scénique, mais aussi par la transgression sexuelle, les paradis artificiels et le renversement des normes sociales.
À partir de documents d'archives, inédits pour la plupart (photos, photogrammes de films, pochettes, affiches, fanzines, lettres, témoignages, poèmes), ce livre restitue l'expérience sonore, visuelle, émotionnelle de la scène underground new-yorkaise, là où toutes les extravagances étaient permises. Il explore la genèse et l'histoire de ce groupe ignoré par le succès durant sa brève existence (1965-1970), malgré sa collaboration haute en couleur avec Andy Warhol. Trop précurseur, trop transgressif, et désinhibé pour son époque, le groupe reste à ce jour un véritable phénomène culturel et continue de fasciner son public.
Album de l'exposition The Velvet Underground New York Extravaganza présentée à la Philharmonie de Paris (30 mars-21 août 2016)"

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Le Velvet Underground De Lou Reed A John Cale

LE VELVET UNDERGROUND DE LOU REED A JOHN CALE

Philippe Margotin

Chroniques Editions, 28,8 x 23,8 cm (11⅓ x 9⅓"), hardcover, 147 p., France, May 20, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-36602-567-5
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"Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison et Moe Tucker ont pratiquement tout inventé - l'art rock, le punk, la new-wave. Leurs chansons sont autant de petites symphonies urbaines. Le Velvet Underground de Lou Reed à John Cale revient sur la grande aventure de la formation new-yorkaise, qui a commencé sous le regard conquis d'un maître de cérémonie nommé Andy Warhol. Une aventure qui s'est poursuivie avec le parcours solo des quatre ex-membres du groupe, en particulier de Lou Reed et John Cale qui ont enregistré de purs chefs-d'oeuvre : Transformer et Berlin pour le premier, Paris 1919 et Fear pour le second."

Chronique Editions


Italian


Lou Reed...

LOU REED & VELVET UNDERGROUND

Daniele Ghisoni

Gamma, 5,50 x 8 inch, 130 p., 1986


Velvet Underground

VELVET UNDERGROUND

Carlo Albertoli

Stampa Alternativa, 1989

Lyrics book with Italian translation. Brief history and selected discography in Italian. It comes with a free 7 inch single. It was also reprinted in 1991, with a 3 inch CD single replacing the vinyl single. It's one of the best printed source for Velvet Underground lyrics, including the four original studio albums, VU, and 1969 Live alternate versions - for some unknown reason Another View songs are however not included.


Fra Pensiero

LOU REED - FRA PENSIERO ED ESPRESSIONE

Lou Reed

Arcana Editions, 200 p.

Italian edition of Between Thought And Expression with lyrics and writings in Italian and English.


Velvet

VELVET
I Velvet Underground e la New York di Andy Warhol

Victor Bockris, Gerard Malanga

Giunti Adulti, 21,5 x 27,5 cm, 176 p., ISBN: 88-09-20992-3, 1996

Italian version of Up-tight - The Velvet Underground Story.


John Cale

JOHN CALE - L'ACCADEMIA IN PERICOLO
Minimalismo, Rock e Neoclassicismo

Stefano Bianchi

Auditorium Edizioni, Italia, 1997

John Cale biography by Stefano Bianchi - a journalist and Cale old fan.


Manuali Rock

MANUALI ROCK - VELVET UNDERGROUND

Arcana Editrice

Interwiew and excerpts from fanzines and magazines.


Sonic Book

VELVET UNDERGROUND - 1965-1970 THE STORY, THE LYRICS

Stampa Alternativa/Nuovi Equilibri Sonic Book #29, 100 p., ISBN 88-7226-730-7, August 2002

VU story and lyrics in English and Italian. It has a bonus CD with 6 pre-Velvet Underground tracks: Afterhours by Carol Lou Trio (actually no Lou Reed involvement), Leave Her For Me and So Blue by The Jades, Why Don't You Smile by The All Night Workers, The Ostrich and Sneaky Pete by The Primitives.


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

Joe Harvard

No Reply, ISBN 978-88-89155-34-9, Italy, 2008

Italian translation of Joe Harvard's The Velvet Underground & Nico (Continuum, USA/UK, 2004)


German


Up-tight

UP-TIGHT - DIE VELVET UNDERGROUND STORY

Gerard Malanga, Victor Bockris

Sonnentanz, 144 p., Germany, 1989
ISBN: 3-926794-00-3
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German text softbound edition of Up-Tight with expanded discography.


UP-TIGHT

Gerard Malanga, Victor Bockris

Taschenbuch, 240 p., Germany, 1995
ISBN: 3-926794-00-3
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1995 updated reissue of Up-Tight.


LOU REED - WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Victor Bockris

Austria, 1995

German translation of Lou Reed biography by Victor Bockris. The book has a different cover - Lou Reed circa 1974 - plus a CD as bonus (the Velvet Underground's first album) in an 'envelope' fixed with glue to the backcover of the book.


Biographie

LOU REED - BIOGRAPHIE

Peter Doggett

VGS, 304 p., Germany, 1999
ISBN: 3802524926
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German edition of Peter Doggett's Growing Up In Public.


Biographie

LOU REED - EINE BIOGRAPHIE

Victor Bockris

Hannibal, 400 p., Austria, July 2000
ISBN: 3854451172
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New German edition of Lou Reed biography by Victor Bockris.


Japanese


Up-tight (Japan)

UP-TIGHT

Gerard Malanga, Victor Bockris

Fool's Mate 07826-6, Japan, 1989

Japanese text edition of Up-Tight with 1989 update, expanded discography.


BTAE

BETWEEN THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION

Lou Reed

Hyperion/The Walt Disney Book Publishing Group, Inc., 410 p., Japan, 1992
ISBN: 4-309-20191-1

Hardbound 13 x 19.5 cm Japanese edition with Japanese/English text, with nice different graphics, all pages are black with white text. The book is without the golden front portrait, but has a black mat slipcover with a 5 x 5 cm hole for the small Lou black and white portrait printed on the glossy black hardcover - very nice!


Growing Up...

GROWING UP IN PUBLIC

Peter Doggett

DAIEI publishing, 492p., Japan, November 1992
ISBN: 4-88682-174-X C0093

Japanese edition of Peter Doggett's Growing Up In Public with expanded introduction, album guide (album reviews) and filmography.


The Velvet Underground & Nico (book)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

Joe Harvard

blues interactions, inc., 220p., Japan, January 22, 2010
ISBN: 978-4-86020-377-1

Japanese edition of Joe Harvard's The Velvet Underground & Nico. Translated by Nanami Nakatani.


Greek


The Velvet Underground

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Gerard Malanga, Victor Bockris

Katsaios, no ISBN, 103 p., Tessaloniki, Greece, 1989

Greek 23,5 x 16 cm softbound edition of Up-Tight.


Danish


Lou Reed

LOU REED

Lars Schwander & Lars Erik Strandberg

Amadeus, 224 p., Denmark, 1986
ISBN: 87-89028-08-2

Exclusive Danish biography.


Loaded

LOADED
Om The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico

Klaus Lynggaard & Enrik Queitsch

Informations Forlag, 240 p., Denmark, March 12, 2004
ISBN: 87-7514-070-5

Illustrated bio.


Other related books


The Velvet Underground

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Michael Leigh

Macfadden Books MB 60-142, USA, 192 p., 1963

This is the paperback that provided the band's name. It was reprinted in UK in 1991 by Creation Press.


The Velvet Underground Revisited

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND REVISITED

Michael Leigh

Macfadden Books, USA, 1968

This sequel was published in 1968, which means we can presume that by the time this one came out, the author had become aware of the existence of the rock group of the same name.


Oh This Is...

ANDY WARHOL: 'Oh this is fabulous'
a report by NAT FINKELSTEIN
The silver age at the Factory 1964-1967

Nat Finkelstein

Bebert Editions, 96 p., Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1989
ISBN: 90.70370.95.6

Original edition of Andy Warhol: The Factory Years 1694-1967 [see below].


Andy Warhol...

ANDY WARHOL: THE FACTORY YEARS 1964-1967

Nat Finkelstein

St. Martin's Press, 96 p., New York, USA, March 1989
ISBN: 0-312-02857-1
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Photo book including a bunch of rarely seen VU-related shots. Text by Nat Finkelstein with interesting Factory era stories.


From The Velvets...

FROM THE VELVETS TO THE VOVOIDS

Clinton Heylin

Penguin Books, 386 p., UK, 1993
ISBN: 0 14 017305 6

Chicago Review Press, 432 p., USA, 2005
ISBN: 1556525753
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"A pre-punk history for a post-punk world". Features a large section about the Velvet Underground and a brief but very well-done selected discography.


The AW Museum

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM

Essays by Callie Angel, Avis Berman, Artur C. Danto, Mark Francis, Richard Hellinger, Bennard B. Perlman, Helen Searing. Compact disc by Steve Rowland

Andy Warhol Museum / Distributed Art Publishers, New York / Cantz Publishers, Stuttgart
27,5 x 22,2 cm, 208 p., USA/Printed in Germany, 1994

ISBN: 0-88039-026-3

Comes with Andy Warhol From Tapes: Sounds Of His Life And Work CD. Track 5 is a Velvet Underground rehearsal (with Narrator John Giorno) recorded at The Factory in March 1966.


The Velvet Years

WARHOL'S FACTORY - THE VELVET YEARS 1965-1967

Stephen Shore and Lynne Tillman's

Thunder's Mouth Press, November 1,1995
ISBN: 1560250984
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Photo book by Factory photographer with never-seen-before shots and sections devoted to Sterling Morrison, John Cale and Moe Tucker. Lou Reed apparently did not participate although he is featured on the cover and several shots. John and Sterling provide commentary throughout.


AW's Factory Photos

ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY PHOTOS
Factory Foto by Billy Name

Billy Name

Japan, April 1996 [first edition]

Uplink Co, 224 p., Japan, April 1997 [second edition]
ISBN: 4-900728-07-1

Photo book - b&w and color. No essay, no interview and not 'just' a Japanese edition of the ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES - BILLY NAME'S PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY book (Frieze 1997) even if many of the same photos are used for both books. This book was apparently produced because of an exhibition in Japan - in Tokyo and Nagogy April-July 1996.


All Tomorrow's Parties

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES
Billy Name's Photographs of Andy Warhol's Factory

Billy Name, Essay by Dave Hickey, Interview by Collier Schorr

Frieze, London & D.A.P., New York, 144 p, September 1997
ISBN: 1 881616 84 3
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Photo book including a dozen of rare color shots featuring VU members.


Flashing...

FLASHING ON THE SIXTIES
Photographs by Lisa Law

Lisa Law

Chronicles Books, 143 p, 1987
ISBN: 0-8118-1814-4
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Originally published in 1987 - it has been reprinted in November 1997 with additional photographs and commentary. The book offers 6 great VU-related photographs including the complete VU line-up live at the Trip in Hollywood, 1966 (for completist this one is slightly different from the one offered in the Pop Goes Art box 1992 German box set), but also Nico, Lou Reed, Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol.


Andy Warhol...

ANDY WARHOL: THE FACTORY YEARS 1964-67

Nat Finkelstein

Canongate Books Ltd, UK, October 1999
ISBN: 0 86241 872 2
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Powerhouse Books, USA, August 31, 2000
ISBN: 1576870901
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"Reissue" of Nat Finkelstein's Factory Years book. It's actually a completely different book with lots of photographs which were not in the original Dutch and US editions.


365 Takes

ANDY WARHOL - 365 TAKES

the Staff of The Andy Warhol Museum

Harry N. Abrams, 744 p., USA, April 1, 2004
ISBN: 0-8109-4329-8
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365 takes from The Andy Warhol Museum Collection - including Velvet Underground archival material, posters, documents and photos.

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Andy Warhol Screen Tests

ANDY WARHOL SCREEN TESTS
The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné

Callie Angell

Whitney Museum / Harry N. Abrams, 320 p. hardcover, USA, April 1, 2006
ISBN: 0-8109-5539-3
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Includes numerous pictures from Velvet Underground members' Screen Tests.

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Beyond The Dream Syndicate

BEYOND THE DREAM SYNDICATE
Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage

Branden W. Joseph

Zone Books, 484 p. hardcover, USA, May 30, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-890951-86-3
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Chapter 5 - Primitives and Flaming Creatures - includes a full review of a Primitives rehearsal tape recorded on December 3, 1964 at Walter De Maria's Bond Street loft in New York City.

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Warhol Live

WARHOL LIVE
Music And Dance In Andy Warhol's Work

Stéphane Aquin, Emma Lavigne, Matt Wrbican

Prestel USA, 292 p. hardcover, Canada, November 1, 2008
ISBN: 978-3791340883
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Prestel, 292 p. hardcover, Canada, November 1, 2008
ISBN: 978-3791340883
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Catalogue of the Warhol Live - Music And Dance in Andy Warhol's Work exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including a large amount of Velvet Underground material.

"This catalog accompanying an exciting new exhibition reveals the myriad ways Warhol immersed himself in the music of his time. Tracing back to Warhol s introduction to music through the musical comedies, songs, and soundtracks of his youth, the book opens with Warhol s portraits of the great films stars of his childhood. As the fascinating essays collected in this volume discuss, Warhol s renowned portraits of pop music icons such as Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, and Grace Jones are just one manifestation of his interest in music. Warhol collaborated with choreographer Merce Cunningham, served as producer for the Velvet Underground, incorporated music into his films, produced video-clips, designed dozens of record albums, filmed live concerts, and created multimedia spectacles. Although never a musician himself, Warhol appropriated the imagery of a pop icon for some of his most arresting and haunting self portraits. Designed to echo the music industry's most recognizable emblem the album cover this dynamic book includes more than 350 illustrations, offering a refreshing new way to appreciate the talent and evolution of an artist who mirrored society s ever-changing tastes and interests."

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Andy Warhol - The Record Covers 1949-1987

ANDY WARHOL - THE RECORD COVERS 1949-1987
Catalogue Raisonné

Paul Maréchal

Prestel USA, 244 p. hardcover, Canada, November 1, 2008
ISBN: 978-3791340869
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Includes detailed information with full-size repro on The East Village Other - Electric Newspaper, Aspen Vol. 1, No. 3, The Velvet Underground And Nico, Andy Warhol's Index book, and White Light/White Heat.

"This catalogue raisonné reproduces the fifty covers, front and back, designed over four decades that bear Warhol s unmistakable imprint. It also includes over 100 additional illustrations, featuring related works by Warhol, photographs of performances as well as
documentary images identifying his visual sources. Paul Maréchal explores Warhol's creative process, his relationship with artists and his fascination with all kinds of music. The
range of music represented through these record covers, from jazz to classical, and from rock to soul, reveals the breadth of Warhol s musical tastes and his extraordinary ability to
combine his artistic vision with the music and the recording artist."

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Billy Name | The Silver Age

BILLY NAME | THE SILVER AGE
BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY

Dagon James (Editor, Designer), Billy Name (Photographer), John Cale (Foreword), Glenn O'Brien (Contributor), Gerard Malanga (Contributor)

Reel Art Press, 448 p. hardcover, December 27, 2014
ISBN: 978-1909526174
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Edited and designed by Dagon James, Co-Edited by Anastasia Rygle, Foreword by John Cale, Introduction by Glenn O'Brien, Contributions from Factory alumnae, including Brigid Berlin, Diane di Prima, Danny Fields, Bibbe Hansen, Robert Heide, Gerard Malanga, Allen Midgette, Viva, Mary Woronov

Also exists as limited edition, deluxe version of Billy Name: The Silver Age is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. Presented in a bespoke clamshell box. Includes a limited edition, numbered silver gelatin photograph, signed by Billy Name, exclusive to this edition. The book is numbered and signed by: Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen, Danny Fields, Robert Heide, Allen Midgette, Dagon James.

"This is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black and white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Billy’s photographs from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history. Billy lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary ‘silverizing’ of the space using aluminium paint and aluminium foil to complete the instillation. When Andy gave Billy a Pentax Honeywell 35mm camera, he took on the role of resident photographer and archivist. This visual essay, produced in collaboration with Billy, features a foreword by John Cale. It also includes an introduction by Glenn O'Brien and contributions from Factory alumnae including Gerard Malanga, Viva, Allen Midgette, Brigid Berlin and more. It offers an extensive trip through Warhol’s world. Billy photographed the day-to-day happenings at the Factory, including visits from Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Ivy Nicholson and Bob Dylan; filming Screen Tests and features like Chelsea Girls, Vinyl and My Hustler. Featuring over 400 of Billy’s black and white photographs, this volume is not to be missed."

Reel Art Press


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