So I need a live VU album...
Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:24 AM
Live at Max's Kansas City
1969: Volumes 1 + 2
Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:30 AM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:36 AM
Even more than an hour, right? I'm seeing 90 minutes.
I really like the Quine Tapes. You get about a hour of Sister Ray.
I'd go with 1969--I've always seen that as the definitive live VU album
Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:52 AM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:24 AM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:27 AM
Live at Max's has it's charms I guess....Anyway, from what I know, it was mastered from a tape recorder left on a table at the bar of the gig
Think the recorder was being supervised/held by Brigit Berlin, Factory Fact Fans.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:03 PM
Live at Max's has it's charms I guess. Was it the last ever Velvets show?
Anyway, from what I know, it was mastered from a tape recorder left on a table at the bar of the gig so the sound quality is below what you'd expect for an offivcial live release. As an added oddity ,now and then you get people drowning out the music asking for drinks. Pernod seems quite popular with one person in particular.
that person apparently is jim carroll, according to wikipedia at least.
honestly, i don't need an hour of sister ray quite yet at this point (although i do love that song, and i thought a lot of people on the SOMB hated it actually for some reason, i must be wrong...)
yeah, i'd like to be a completist and someday may be, but at this point my wallets only gonna allow me to do one or the other, so think of giving me a recc. as helping me prioritize
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:07 PM
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:42 AM
From Dead Flowers:
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM NYC
I'm not into VU bootlegs really, but apparently this is a big deal. It's the ONLY available live stuff from 1967 and has only become available in literally the last two days. Recorded just after the release of The Velvet Underground And Nico and featuring the debut performance of Sister Ray (19 mins long) and the *previously unheard* song I'm Not A Young Man Any More. That's right, A NEW VELVET UNDERGROUND SONG. And it's fucking good too. This version of Sister Ray absolutely shreds and is what the Velvet Underground are all about.
I'm just listening now and i can already say that, in addition to the historical importance of these five recordings, this thing rocks like a motherfucker.
DOWNLOAD IT NOW
1. I'm Not A Young Man Anymore (previously unheard VU song)
2. Guess I'm Falling In Love
3. I'm Waiting For The Man
4. Run Run Run
5. Sister Ray (debut live performance)
Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:18 AM
Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:52 PM
The 1993 reunion live album is a killer
I've always been partial to this. Sure the quine tapes are authentic and from their prime. But when you just wanna hear a whole boat load of VU tunes performed live you can't beat the 2 disc reunion album. Tons of songs...really great sound quality and the performances are pretty good.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:15 PM
Here's a pretty great live show from '67 that's supposedly just been unearthed in the last week. Awesome performance and surprisingly good sound quality.
Lovely, thank you Weakling.