John Cale & Friends :: The Ocean Club – NYC, July 21, 1976

Ten years after they first emerged from Warhol's Factory, the Velvet Underground loomed larger than ever before in the CBGB-centered NYC punk scene of the mid-1970s. With Patti Smith leading the charge -- she covered the Velvets frequently   -- John Cale and Lou Reed suddenly found themselves with a whole new generation of acolytes. What to do with these feedback-worshiping followers? Why, get onstage with them, of course. This tape, recorded during the Bicentennial summer of '76 (a fantastically fertile period brought vividly to . . .

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