Uptight: The Velvet Underground Story
The full history of The Velvet Underground. Includes details of their association with Andy Warhol and The Factory.
Nico could easily upstage them and they didn’t want to sound like Bob Dylan at all. MORRISON: “We most certainly did not want to be compared with Bob Dylan, or associated with him. We did not want to be near Bob Dylan, either physically or through his songs. When Nico kept insisting that we work up ‘I’ll Keep It With Mine’, for a long time we simply refused. Then we took a long time to learn it (as long as we could take). After that, even though we knew the song, we insisted that we were unable
Cale, Morrison, Tucker and Reed in the studio together all banging away and pulling as hard as they can in their different directions, creating out of dissension a tension that lives today, while Warhol encouraged them with his confidence and support. As Danny Fields now says, “What Andy did was very generously reproduce the sound of The Velvets for them, making sure they got it down the way it sounded to him when he first fell in love with it.” While it cannot produce the effect of the
pleased with the direction we were going and with the new calmness in the group, and thinking about a good future, hoping people would smarten up and some record company would take us on and do us justice.” Record World, June 28, 1969 “Underground by virtue of their name, the Velvet Underground sound as if they’re about to break through to a large audience. The four man group have a passel of intriguing thoughts to give out with. Good work.” Cashbox, June 28, 1969 “The Velvet
Parties is an alternate mix, also available on the CD release on the Velvet’s début album) Venus In Furs (live)/I’m Waiting For The Man (live) Warner Bros W 0224 (7″) February 1994 Venus In Furs (live)/I’m Waiting For The Man (live) Warner Bros W 0224C (cassette) February 1994 Venus In Furs (live edit)/Sweet Jane (live)/Heroin (live)/ I’m Waiting For The Man (live) Warner Bros W 0224CD (CD) February 1994 ALBUMS (US) The East Village Other Electric Newspaper ESP Disk 1034 1966
turned everybody on. He really hada deep fixation on that and his lifestyle was completely compatible and acclimatized to it. He was definitely a liberating force for John, but John was an incredible person too. “He was very idealistic in the sense of putting himself behind what he was interested in and believed in in a tremendous way, and anytime you do that you wind up with fantastic abilities and experiences, so there was a tremendous amount of resonance going on there musically. Lou was