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White Light/White Heat The Velvet Underground Day By Day (Genuine Jawbone Books) Paperback – Bargain Price, June 1, 2009
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About the Author
Richie Unterberger is an acclaimed author and music historian, renowned for his meticulous research. A regular contributor to the All Music website, Mojo, Record Collector and many other publications, he has also written dozens of liner notes for CD reissues of classic 60s and 70s albums. His previous books include Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll, Eight Miles High and Turn! Turn! Turn!
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This book is what the title says it is; a day by day, or in some cases week by week, analysis of the Velvet Underground, with the bulk of the story covering the years 1965-1970, and especially the mid 60's. The print is small, and while there are plenty of awesome pictures, this is a long read. It's a terrific reference tool and it puts their career into the appropriate context. I only wish that Unterberger would have given more of his opinions in regards to specific songs.
This is not light reading, and it's not a traditional biography. But, you will get more information regarding the group from this book than any other, no question.
I am so glad I made myself read this. In all fairness, this book really is basically a Velvet Underground textbook. I've read tons of band biographies (mostly nirvana and Kurt cobain) but I realized I've never read a VU one, so it was about time. I've learned so much about them in such a short amount of time, if you've ever wanted to know about the VU, this book will not leave you with a single question. I would recommend this to any die-hard fan. Excellent work despite a couple of typos here and there.
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