Transmissions Podcast :: What’s Left in the Velvet Underground Archives?

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With the release of the Complete Matrix Tapes last year, you might be wondering: What exactly is left in the Velvet Underground archives? On this, the seventh episode of AD’s Transmissions podcast, we invite Aquarium Drunkard’s VU expert Tyler Wilcox (Doom and Gloom From the Tomb, author of Pitchfork’s Invisible Hits column) to speculate wildly about what’s left out there: songs which may or may not exist, early demos, legendary live performances and more. Along the way, Wilcox spins rare Velvets cuts.

Transmissions Podcast :: What’s Left in the Velvet Underground Archives?

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  1. About the existence of a VU song called “Sweet Rock’n’Roll” and the posibility that Lester Bangs misremembered the title of “Sweet Sister Ray”, there is an interview of Sterling Morrison with Spanish journalist Ignacio Julià where he states to remember the chords and the lyrics of “Sweet Rock’n’Roll” and even quotes the first couplet: “Sweet Rock and Roll/Is good for your soul” (that has been since the motto of my coat of arms). So, aparently, the song existed as a separate entity to “Sweet Sister Ray”, although according to the same interview, it was never played after the night Lester Bangs heard it, and the recording (because there was a recording) was lost.

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