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 The Chill Room 
 A Chill Room special on the Cale-era Velvet Underground 1965-68
 dj bennett, Velvet Underground
 For non-profit use only.
They were the first, and are still the best, avant-garde rock band. Here are early rehearsals, EPI shows, the first album acetates (astonishing!), up to "Sweet Sister Ray" complete in April 1968. A Chill and kill salute.
Produced and engineered by bennett (

Thanks to Dave Parker for helping me find Sweet Sister Ray.
The Chill Room
January 7, 2007 00:00 PST

Velvet Crush

part one
A Symphony of Sound
(soundtrack for a film by Andy Warhol-excerpt)
All Tomorrow's Parties
Waiting for the Man
Venus in Furs
(July 1965 NYC acoustic rehearsals with Lou Sterling and John only)
Exploding Plastic Inevitable
(show recordings 1966)

part two
(April 1966 Scepter Studios acetates:)
European Son (unedited original version)
I'll Be Your Mirror (different mix)
Heroin (different take)
Venus in Furs (different take)
Waiting for the Man (different take)
Heroin (Poor Richard's, Chicago, July 1966 with Cale vocal)
Booker T (live at the Gymnasium NYC April 1967)
White Light/White Heat
I Heard Her Call My Name
(WL/WH sessions recorded September 67 NYC)
Temptation Inside Your Heart
(February 1968 studio session NYC)

part three
Sweet Sister Ray
(April 1968 La Cave, Cleveland)

The Velvet Underground: Lou Reed, guitar, vocals; John Cale, viola, bass, organ, piano, machines, vocals; Sterling Morrison, guitar, bass, vocals; Maureen Tucker, drums; Nico, vocals.

These pieces are presented for educational purposes only.

 Velvet Crush Download Program Podcast
chill room 010707
01:50:49 English 2007-01-07
 Los Angeles CA
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Velvet Crush 1  00:26:05  128Kbps mp3
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Velvet Crush 2  00:45:11  128Kbps mp3
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Velvet Crush 3  00:39:33  128Kbps mp3
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