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The Velvet Underground & Nico | The Velvet Underground & Nico

March 12, 2020

The origins of The Velvet Underground as a group are about as haphazard as they come. The ostensible writer of the outfit, college-educated Lou Reed, seemed as entranced by the literary realism of his creative writing professor (esteemed poet and novelist Delmore Schwartz) as he was enamored with the three-chord rock ditty. While working as a hired gun for Pickwick Records, Reed fortuitously met a visiting John Cale, acolyte of John Cage’s loops and La Monte Young’s drones. Reed also…

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