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‘They didn’t go round the corner for beer’: Lou Reed and John Cale’s Songs for Drella
After years of estrangement, the two Velvet Underground musicians decided to make a record and filmed concert about their mentor Andy Warhol. Director Ed Lachman talks about how he captured the pair in action

Alex Needham

14, Apr, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Songs for Drella review – Lou Reed and John Cale’s moving journey into Warhol
The filmed 1990 reunion of Reed and Cale performing their spiky album testament to Warhol was thought lost

Leslie Felperin

12, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Mick Rock obituary
Personal photographer to David Bowie who was also known as the Man Who Shot the 70s

Adam Sweeting

22, Nov, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Pop is now too controlled to allow a maverick like Mick Rock to flourish | Sean O’Hagan
The great photographer, who has just died, collaborated with a golden age of musicians

Sean O’Hagan

21, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Mick Rock, famed music photographer and ‘man who shot the 70s’, dies aged 72
‘Photographic poet’ created numerous iconic images of David Bowie as well as iconic artwork for Lou Reed, Queen and the Ramones

Laura Snapes

19, Nov, 2021 @10:04 AM

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Todd Haynes: ‘This world is too cosy. Except cosy is almost too cosy a word’
Making a documentary about the Velvet Underground transported the film-maker to a ‘distant planet’ and more radical time. He talks about his envy of musicians, the spirit of Factory-era New York and ‘our lost spirit of revolt’

Xan Brooks

07, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Velvet Underground review – Todd Haynes doc gets under the art-rockers’ skin
With insights by the band’s former members and friends, this film takes its job seriously – even if it shies away from discordant notes

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jul, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Photographer Mick Rock: ‘Social media means we won’t see another Lou Reed’
The veteran, who also snapped David Bowie and Iggy Pop, talks of the birth of the ‘real underground’ and why it won’t happen again

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Suzanne Vega's teenage obsessions: 'Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful'
In the first of a weekly series where film and music stars discuss their youthful fixations, the US singer recalls silly walks and Saturday Night Fever dance classes

Interview by Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Carmine Street Guitars: tuning up with New York's finest plank-spankers
Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith all played guitars made from wood salvaged from New York buildings. Now there’s a documentary about the eccentric genius who crafted them

Richard Godwin

17, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York's punk scene
He roomed with a New York Doll and photographed the seedy clubs where Manhattan’s misfits, outsiders and famous faces went out to experience a thrilling new sound

Sean O’Hagan

28, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Laurie Anderson: where to start in her back catalogue
Our Listener’s Digest series continues with the unlikely major-label star and electronic music pioneer who emerged from the New York art world

Maya-Roisin Slater

06, May, 2020 @11:41 AM

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