As you may or may not know or remember, I had announced a series based on the Australian psych-rock band The Church, which was supposed to start after the impending conclusion of the Talk Talk Series. While I still intend to start such a series a little later in the summer (toward the end of the Tim Buckley series), I'm just not feeling it at the moment, and consequently, I want to propose a Velvet Underground series. I'm envisioning 25 posts that will include lossless selections from the Velvets' official and bootleg discographies, Lou Reed's considerable discography, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Nico, and various collaborations and side projects. Don't get me wrong; I love The Church and I have some rare surprises planned for that series, but at this point in time, I feel like living with the Velvets for a while. Care to join me?
Lou and Nico making the most of a summer afternoon