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The Velvet Underground: What Goes On
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The Velvet Underground: What Goes On (Hardback)

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Though The Velvet Underground were critically and commercially unsuccessful in their time, in ensuing decades they have become a constant touchstone in art rock, punk, post-punk, indie, avant pop and alternative rock. In the 1970s and 80s Lou Reed, John Cale and Velvet Underground associate Nico produced a number of works that traveled a path between art and pop. In 1993 the original band members of Reed, Cale, Morrison and Tucker briefly reunited for live appearances, and afterwards Reed, Cale, and briefly Tucker, continued to produce music that travelled the idiosyncratic path begun in New York in the mid-1960s.



The influence of the band and band members, mediated and promoted through famous fans such as David Bowie and Brian Eno, seems only to have expanded since the late 1960s. In 1996 the Velvet Underground were in inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, demonstrating how far the band had traveled in 30 years from an avant-garde cult to the mainstream recognition of their key contributions to popular music. In 17 collected essays, Pattie and Albiez present the first academic book-length collection on The Velvet Underground. The book covers a range of topics including the band's relationship to US literature, to youth and cultural movements of the 1960s and beyond, and to European culture - and examines these contexts from the 1960s through to the present day.

Music & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 10/12/2020 ISBN-13: 9781501338410  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. He is the author of Rock Music in Performance (2007) and the co-editor (with Sean Albiez) of Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop (2012) and Brian Eno: Oblique Music (Bloomsbury, 2016). He has published extensively on popular music, contemporary theatre and performance, Samuel Beckett, Scottish theatre and society, and popular culture. Sean Albiez is Visiting Research Fellow at London South Bank University, UK. He co-edited Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop (2012) and Brian Eno: Oblique Music (Bloomsbury, 2016) with David Pattie, and has published studies on Krautrock; John Lydon and PiL; French electronic music; Madonna; punk and post-punk; Techno and Detroit; and the Sex Pistols in Manchester. He was a member of the industrial-electro-EBM band WMTID in the 1980s, and produces electronic music as obe:lus.

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