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Masterpiece Reviews: “The Velvet Underground”

on December 09, 2014, 5:30pm

Good evening and welcome to Masterpiece Reviews. We’re not always classy here in Chicago, but tonight, we’ve throw on our favorite velvet robe, turn up the fire, and regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

The year was 1968. The Velvet Underground were going through a somewhat strained period after the release of their second album, White Light/White Heat. The album had barely cracked the Billboard Top 200 earlier in the year, peaking at No. 199. The band was beginning to get frustrated at the lack of recognition for the work and the relationship between band leaders Lou Reed and John Cale was reaching a breaking point. What happened next?

Join us for our final episode of 2014, as Consequence of Sound staff writer Nick Freed highlights the self-titled, third album from The Velvet Underground.

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