Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Velvet Undergound - Bootleg Series Vol. 1 : The Quine Tapes

Since I have had some kind requests that have come in a timely fashion - basically things I was planning on uploading anyway - I will start a mini-spotlight on Lou Reed and Velvet Underground rarities at this here blog. Up first is the first 2 discs of the beloved Quine Tapes and more to follow....

Gotta love cduniverse for their concise descriptions...

"In the '80s, former Richard Hell guitarist Robert Quine hooked up with Lou Reed for a critically acclaimed batch of albums regarded by many as the Velvet Underground visionary's finest solo works. However, this was not the first time Quine and Reed's paths had crossed. In 1969, young Velvets fan Quine surreptitiously recorded a string of Velvet Underground gigs during what turned out to be some of the group's last great moments before slowly splintering apart the following year. Though Velvets fans have heard other live versions of much of this material, a great deal of what's heard on these three discs is illuminating, and some of it is downright revelatory. The often-overlooked sweet side of the band is shown in the wistful ballads "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale" and the Mo Tucker vocal showcases "After Hours" and "I'm Sticking with you, but it's the rock & roll fury of the group that drives this collection. The minimalist-inspired guitar-drums-organ din of "Foggy Notion," I Can't Stand It," and "White Light/White Heat" is the very definition of carefully controlled chaos. Perhaps the biggest treats are the three wildly differing versions of the half-hour epic "Sister Ray." The thrilling, eclectic treatments of this tune show that the iconoclastic Velvets had more in common with the blues-rockers and first-generation jam bands of the time than latter-day revisionists would care to admit."

I have here the first 2 Discs of the set - 3rd to come soon

1. I'm Waiting For The Man
2. It's Just Too Much
3. What Goes On
4. I Can't Stand It
5. Some Kinda Love
6. Foggy Notion
7. Femme Fatale
8. After Hours
9. I'm Sticking With You
10. Sunday Morning
11. Sister Ray
1. Follow The Leader
2. White Light/White Heat
3. Venus In Furs
4. Heroin
5. Sister Ray

More Rare Velvet Underground to come real soon, since the kind folks at SFRP have shared the Holy Grail of V.U. rarities and I will in turn share it with you all, hopefully tonight.


DaddyRich said...

Disc 1 -

Disc 2 -

Anonymous said...

This "Holy Grail" wouldn't be the 1966 Scepter Studios recordings, would it? Already on, also from SFRP?
Thanks for these excellent shares!

DaddyRich said...

Don't give away the secret....ssssshhhhhhh.

Anonymous said...

Oh my LORD Daddy you have just gone completely crazy with the awesome posts in the past few days.

Uh-oh, my speakers are startin' to SMOKE!

skylark said...

Thanks for the Quine tapes. I'm looking forward to the 3rd cd. For some reason I've never been able to find that.

Anonymous said...

thank you! awaiting #3 :-)

ashtray said...

fantastic, cant wait for part 3, love the version of white light/white heat

The Sonic Cone said...

Is it possibly to update the links by any chance?

Anonymous said...

oh men!what a great site!!!incredible!!!i'm french, i'm looking for music and i've found your blog!could you re-up this lou reed album for me please!you'll be great!thw a lot!!!
julien, french rock critic.

julien from france said...

oh men!excellent but the link is dead :( !!could you reup please?thanks a lot!!