Dead Straight Guide to The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed

Dead Straight Guide to The Velvet Underground Cover

By Peter Hogan

RRP: £14.99 

binding: paperback
isbn: 978 1 9113 4646 3
page size: 228 x 152mm
extent: 304 pages
illustration: Throughout

Published July 1, 2017

The Velvet Underground were one of the most influential bands in rock.  Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker mixed arty experimentation with primal rock'n'roll.  Joined by the ice queen singer, Nico, and infamously managed by Andy Warhol, the Velvets brought the hip decadence of Sixties New York to the world.

This book details this extraordinary group's life and afterlife, covering the Doug Yule period and the solo careers.  Here is the complete Velvets package: all the albums, solo albums and re-issues, with the inside track on the band's 50 best songs, and much, much more.