The first Velvet Underground Reunion

The 1993 V.U. reunion was a mixed affair. ill-starred from the start, mainly because of ego clashes between lou and john. Maureen and sterling stayed in between and were crushed.

The best moments were the ones where mistrust and hate among them were palpable and they tried to upstage one another. The worst the ones lou impersonated the stadium rockstar persona, unsuitable for the V.U. cult status.

Much better was the nearest-to-a-reunion gig happened 21 years before. Just lou, john, and a heroin strung-out nico. A one off show at le bataclan, paris, january 1972

uncomplete video:

here the complete audio (+rehersals)

 

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