Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Velvet Underground - "-etc"

I'm pleased to be able to offer you a treat from 1979, an Australian bootleg of (mostly) obscure Velvet Underground material!
There are some rare gems here for the VU fanatic that as far as I know don't appear on any current releases, including the following pre-VU recordings made when Lou Reed worked as a song writer for Pickwick Records:
Cycle Annie — as the Beachnuts
The Ostrich & Sneaky Pete — as The Primitives
You're Drivin' Me Insane — as the Roughnecks
These tracks are full of raw exuberance and ironic humour, essential listening if you liked the first official Velvet Undergound release!

Conversation — a 1966 time-capsule snippet released as a picture-flexi-disc with Andy Warhol's Index.
Noise — a VU sound montage, part of a record produced by the East Village Other (a vogue paper of the time) to commemorate the marriage of Luci Johnson, daughter of then president Lyndon Johnson.

The LP was issued in mono and the other tracks appear (more recently) on official releases with superior sound quality. I've included them here for the sake of completeness.
The sound quality is not fantastic, but where else can you hear this stuff?
The full and detailed liner notes (by C. Walker) are included as a text file.

01 Cycle Annie
02 The Ostrich
03 Sneaky Pete
04 You're Drivin' Me Insane
05 Conversation
06 Foggy Notion
07 Inside Your Heart
08 I'm Sticking With You
09 Ferryboat Bill
10 Noise

Plastic Inevitable Records FIRST 1 [160kbps mono 1979]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

just great, scratchy & all
saw the record some 20 years ago in Paris and couldn't afford it... sob

8:04 pm, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous chris.h said...

Many thanks for posting this, I also saw it in a record shop, in Ramsgate, UK, about five years ago. Wasn't that expensice but wasn't a 'bargain' either. Always regreted not buying it...


1:41 am, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome on all Velvets, Thanks!! Excellent blog, I will frequent!! Thanks again, M

11:10 am, August 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

incredible stuff


11:36 pm, August 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks a lot , this is SUPER

4:55 am, August 26, 2006  
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