Velvet Underground WBCN Boston promo interview 03 (?) March 1969
"...I just think it's fantastic that we can play this stuff in public....."
track 01: Velvet Underground interview segment 1 (0.30)
track 02: Velvet Underground interview segment 2 (5.50)
track 03: Velvet Underground interview segment 3 (2.57)
track 04: John Cale interview segment (1.22)
tracks 01 - 03: broadcast by WBCN Boston 03 (?) March 1969
track 04: broadcast by WPIX FM New York 03 June 1979
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transer to wav by lurid_uk February 2008
uploaded to Dime by lurid_uk February 2008
I'm not 100% certain about the date of this interview, but 03 March 1969 was how it was described when I received this copy back in 1983. A heavily processed and filtered version was later circulated by the VUAS on Afterhours Tape #16, but I prefer this hiss-laden copy. When I got it, my copy had already been edited to remove most of the "songs", but there was enough left of each to identify the original running order:
The Murder Mystery (studio version)
Afterhours (studio version)
What Goes On (studio version)
(new single by Wilkinson's Tricycle)
This is a great interview with Lou and Doug (or is it Sterling?), promoting the 3rd Lp in Boston before the upcoming (March 13/14/15) residency at the Tea Party. Lou talks expansively about the new songs to an obviously appreciative DJ, even reciting lines from "The Murder Mystery" and describing how they play it live as part of "Sister Ray". The interview was clearly intended to end after segment 2, but the DJ lets Lou talk on after "What Goes On" is finished.
Track 04 is an extract from a recording of John's stint as "guest DJ" at WPIX FM, 03 June 1979. He has just played a tape of the Velvets performing "Guess I'm Falling In Love" at The Gymnasium, April 1967, and the DJ tries (unsuccessfully) to get him to discuss it further....John's not interested. (So why did he play it? - cue much frustration and worldwide gnashing of teeth!)
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