The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side


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„The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side“ ist ein neues Buch voller Visuals aus dem Schaffen der Band, die Indie-Rock erfand. Zusammen mit dem Buch „White Light/White Heat“ (das schon in meinem Regal steht und das ich immer noch nicht gelesen habe) die ultimative Velvet-Lektüre sein.

The Velvet Underground spearheaded an art-rock revolution that changed the look and sound of pop culture. Now Voyageur Press is celebrating the New York band’s 45th anniversary with a visually rich art book called The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side, written by veteran pop music critic Jim DeRogatis.

“The Velvet Underground has become a larger-than-life myth, like gods on the mountaintop,” Chicago Sun-Times writer DeRogatis told Wired.com in an e-mail interview.

“An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side’s photo and graphic record — old concert posters, little-seen snapshots, and so on — remind us that this was a living, breathing, creative entity. I’d like to think the book demythologizes the band, not with the goal of knocking it down a peg, but reminding us of that central tenet of punk and Warhol popism: ‘Anybody can do it.’”

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Amazon-Partnerlink: The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
White Light/White Heat: Das ultimative Velvet Underground-Buch