By Joe Harvard
The Velvet Underground and Nico has stimulated the sound of extra bands than the other album. And remarkably, it nonetheless sounds as clean and hard this day because it did upon its free up in 1967. during this e-book, Joe Harvard covers every thing from Lou Reed's lyrical genius to John Cale's groundbreaking instrumentation, and from the artistic enter of Andy Warhol to the ins and outs of the recording method. With enter from co-producer Norman Dolph and Velvets fan Jonathan Richman, Harvard records the production of a checklist which - within the eyes of many - hasn't ever been matched. <B><B>EXCERPT<B>In 1966, a few studios, like Abbey street, had technicians in white lab coats, or even the fewer formal studios frequently had real engineering graduates in the back of the consoles. Studios have been nonetheless extra approximately technological know-how than artwork. consumers who dared make technical feedback have been taken care of with bemusement, derision, or hostility. The Velvets have been a tender band less than consistent serious assault, and the strain to comply on the way to achieve recognition should have been large. such a lot bands of that period compromised with their list businesses, via wholesale revamping in their photo from dresser to musical type, altering or omitting lyrics, growing vastly edited models for radio airplay, or taking away songs completely from their units and files. With Andy Warhol within the band's nook, such threats have been minimized.