Warning: Program only suitable for FCC-designated safe harbor (10PM to 6AM).
A survey and history of the Velvet Underground, chronologically arranged. Not really designed for beginners, this is a listen into the darkness AND the light.
Produced and engineered by dj bennett (email@example.com)
With thanks to Richie Unterberger, Mr Wilkinson, Clinton Heylin, my live listeners, killradio.org, wfmu.org, and radio4all.net. Comments welcome, please! If you know of any other Velvets tapes out there, tell me about them.
The Chill Room, 7 December 2012, 10:00pm PST on killradio.org
128k, 2 hours, a devotion to the Velvet Underground
"Modern music begins with the Velvets, and the implications and influence of what they did seem to go on forever." - Lester Bangs, 1971
Setlist (all performances by the Velvet Underground):
1966: Venus in Furs_Cracking Up (Lou is reciting the lyrics while Sterling and John play) / The Evolution of a Riff: There She Goes Again (rehearsal with the trio and with Nico) / I'll Keep It with Mine (rehearsal with Nico) / Playing at the Dom and Recording / European Son (rehearsal) / Heroin (Scepter studio version) / I'm Waiting for the Man (Scepter studio version) / I'll Be Your Mirror (Scepter studio alternate mix)
1967: I Heard Her Call My Name (alternate mix)
1968: Beginning to See the Light (alternate mix)
1969: Sweet Jane / New Age / White Light White Heat (Matrix Club SF November 1969)
1970: Sweet Jane (original studio version) / Train Round the Bend_Oh! Sweet Nuthin (Second Fret Club in Philadelphia May 1970) / Oh! Sweet Nuthin (from Loaded)
Loaded sold even fewer copies than the first three albums, by the way.
Further listening: Velvet Crush, a 2007 Chill Room on the Velvets, concentrating on the Cale era only, and including the infamous Sweet Sister Ray, is available at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/21222.
Ohhh sweet rock and roll, it'll cleanse your soul.