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The Velvet Underground companion : four decades of commentary

Author: Albin Zak
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albin Zak
ISBN: 0028646274 9780028646275
OCLC Number: 36485935
Description: xvi, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The Exploding Plastic Inevitable --
Part 2 Beginning to See the Light --
Part 3 Sister Ray --
Part 4 Velvet Warriors --
The Velvet Underground: A Critical Disc/filmography, 1957-1986 / M.C. Kostek, Phil Milstein 253.
Responsibility: edited by Albin Zak III.

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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.

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