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Options October 16, 2021: The Velvet Underground with Todd Haynes

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
The Primitives  The Ostrich   Options   Pickwick  45     
The Bell Notes  I've Had It   Options   Time  45    0:02:18 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Crackin' Up / Venus in Furs   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Ume  CD box set  1966 rehearsal from The Factory  0:04:55 (Pop-up)
The Riats  Run, Run, Run   Options   Omega (Holland)  45    0:08:47 (Pop-up)
The Beachnuts  Cycle Annie   Options V.A.-Out Of Sight!  Design Records  LP    0:12:10 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  There She Goes Again   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico  Verve  LP    0:14:32 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  I'm Waiting For The Man   Options Unripened  XTV (bootleg)  LP  version from "The Scepter Sessions"  0:17:05 (Pop-up)
Bo Diddley  Roadrunner   Options Bo Diddley's Beach Party  Checker  LP  also found on soundtrack album for "The Velvet Underground" documentary  0:21:13 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  I'm Not A Young Man Anymore   Options White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Ume  CD box set  Recorded live at The Gymnasium in NYC, 4/30/67  0:25:33 (Pop-up)
Nico  These Days   Options Chelsea Girl  Verve  LP  written by Jackson Browne  0:36:37 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  It's All Right (The Way That You Live)   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Ume  CD box set    0:40:04 (Pop-up)
John Cale  Amsterdam   Options Vintage Violence  Columbia  LP    0:42:46 (Pop-up)
Alejandro Escovedo  Pale Blue Eyes   Options Bourbonitis Blues  Bloodshot  CD    0:45:53 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  I'm Sticking With You   Options VU  Polydor  LP    0:52:22 (Pop-up)
The Excellents  Coney Island Baby   Options   Blast  45    0:54:37 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Lisa Says   Options 1969 Velvet Underground Live  Mercury  2LP    0:56:55 (Pop-up)
Jonathan Richman  Velvet Underground   Options I, Jonathan  Rounder Records  CD    1:05:54 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  I Can't Stand It   Options   Sundazed  45    1:09:14 (Pop-up)
The Roughnecks  You're Driving Me Insane   Options   Obnoxious/Skydog  45    1:12:33 (Pop-up)
Patti Smith  We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together   Options Teenage Perversity and Ships In The Night  Ze Anonym Plattenspieler  LP    1:15:00 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Sweet Bonnie Brown (It's Just Too Much)   Options The Complete Matrix Tapes  Universal Music Enterprises  CD box set    1:17:08 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Sweet Jane (Early Version Remix)   Options Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition  Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino  CD box set    1:24:57 (Pop-up)
Todd Haynes interview
Lewis Reed  Your Love   Options All Tomorrow's Dance Parties  Norton  EP  1962 demo  1:53:50 (Pop-up)
The Robins  Smokey Joe's Cafe   Options   Atlantic  45    1:55:56 (Pop-up)
The Turbans  Sister Sookey   Options   Herald  45    1:58:46 (Pop-up)
The El Dorados  At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)   Options   Vee Jay  45    2:01:18 (Pop-up)
Dion and The Belmonts  I Wonder Why   Options   Laurie  45    2:05:36 (Pop-up)
Lou Reed  Wait   Options Street Hassle  Arista  LP    2:07:51 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  I'm Set Free   Options The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Ume  CD box set  closet mix  2:13:07 (Pop-up)
Luna  Ride Into The Sun   Options Lunafied  Elektra/Run Out Groove  2LP    2:17:11 (Pop-up)
Nico  I'll Keep It With Mine   Options Chelsea Girl  Verve  LP    2:22:50 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Femme Fatale   Options 1969 Velvet Underground Live  Polydor  2LP    2:26:06 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Satellite Of Love   Options Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition  Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino  CD box set    2:29:07 (Pop-up)
Downliners Sect  Why Don't You Smile Now   Options   Columbia (Sweden)  45    2:32:01 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Guess I'm Falling In Love (Instrumental)   Options White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Ume  CD box set    2:34:10 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Heroin   Options The Complete Matrix Tapes  Universal Music Enterprises  CD box set    2:39:21 (Pop-up)
The Myddle Class  I Happen To Love You   Options   Tomorrow  45  Velvets opened for them at their first gig in Summit, NJ.  2:47:18 (Pop-up)
John Cale  Fear Is A Man's Best Friend   Options Fear  Island  LP    2:50:08 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Foggy Notion   Options The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition  Polydor/Ume  CD box set    2:54:13 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Frank In Queens:

Let's f'in go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm ChukAmok:

Here. For. This!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm MonicaC:

I Can’t Stand It!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm medson:

Hola TOPT everyone
  3:02pm ike-o:

peace and greetings all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Handy Haversack:

Afternoon, Todd- and all the Groovers-o-phonic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm spodiodi:

aloha, Todd-o-Phonic Todd and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm MonicaC:

Hi Handy, Medson, Spodi and TOPT and all within earshot! This show’s gonna BURRRRRN today.
Avatar 3:06pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Good afternoon everyone!
  3:06pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Stoked for this one sweetheart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

⦿Sun in ♎︎Libra, Year of Earth Tiger
Nico (born Christa Päffgen)
16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988
Avatar 3:07pm Dave the Spazz:

Looking forward to the scoop on Lou's most compelling Pickwick act: The Surfsiders Sing the Beach Boys Songbook!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, MonicaC!
  3:07pm morphe':

Feels like 196something right here and now !!
Thaks Whiplash TopT and all !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Spinning Giant:

Afternoon, gang!
Stoked for today's show....
Looking forward to the gabagab with Master Haynes :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm pgalub:

Good afternoon! Very much looking forward to this! 🎸
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Spinning Giant:

Man i guess i need to pickup this edition too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm TomDash:

Alright then! Can't wait to hear the Todd Haynes interview...caught the movie last night and it was great! Shout-out to Jonas Mekas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Handy Haversack:

It has long been a suspicion of mine that one of (Sweet) Lou's goals was always to alter a song enough when doing it live to prevent anyone from singing along.
  3:10pm P-90:

I’m expecting The Todd & Todd Show to be a classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Pow³! And Todd², too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm spodiodi:

hi, MonicaC! 🔥
  3:16pm morphe':

Do Remember :

X-Ray Burns Said - "IT is good that Lou and Patti Smith Never had a baby = would have been the UGLIEST baby in the world>"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm The Spoony:

This is already one of those shows that gets bookmarked and listened to a hundred times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm DonJuanTijuana:

Coming in loud & clear in Baltimore @TOPT
Avatar 3:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@morphe': Along similar lines, it's probably a good thing X-Ray never had a baby either.
Avatar 3:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@The Spoony: Just like this week's installment of Bad Teeth!
  3:20pm Tim O Saurus:

these days you don't have to wait so much. even get home delivery sometimes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Spinning Giant:

@spoony ...WHAT?! You can bookmark shows for listening...?
Details please... (and thank you)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm The Spoony:

Thank you! This week’s show was my finest hour! Nothing but lesser hours from here on out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm ChukAmok:

Bo Diddley is Jesus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Spinning Giant:

This has always been my fave Bo Diddley cut! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Spinning Giant:

Beep Beep Beep!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I like quoting someone that BoDiddley was the JimiHendrix of the 1950s - just cause you know how people will react to that...
Avatar 3:26pm Hoboken Jack:

Hey Todd, Cheryl, Frank, Medson Man, Handy, Pipey, Spodi, TomDash, Peeeeete, Clyde?, HP Ken, everybody!
  3:26pm Richard Whig:

outtasite bay-bee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Handy Haversack:

Spinning Giant: See between the episode date/title and the playlist. You can listen as MP3 or pop-up.


After a couple of weeks, only via the popup:


Hey, Jack!
  3:26pm Ochre Ogre:

Hey Todd!
  3:27pm morphe':

TopT: X-Ray was one ugly dog but lovable ??? under the Raydar...
Thanks for today !!! I am in Madrid but I feel it is all live in JC !!!!
Thanks so !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm ChukAmok:

This (Bo Diddley) was recorded in Myrtle Beach, SC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Spinning Giant:

Have not seen the VU doc yet, but will definitely, even tho it necessitates navigating the Appleverse (at which i am clueless entirely)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm ChukAmok:

Yo! Handy!
Avatar 3:28pm HeyJimbo66:

Only time I got see Bo Diddley live was when he opened for the Clash back in 79, at the Santa Monica civic🎸
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Handy Haversack:

Yo, ChukAmok! Your cake continued to be a big hit at the station yesterday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm ChukAmok:

Oh, nice! I'm glad you got to have some!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Spinning Giant:

Thanks @Handy - i knew how to do that - i think my mind jumped to the entirely titillating that there was some kind of internal wfmu bookmarking system (as opposed to browser-based bookmarking)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Handy Haversack:

Spinning Giant, just clicky-star the episode date/title, and then you can find it in your profile. Up at the top where it says "Todd-o-phonic Todd: Playlist from October 16, 2021": click the star to the right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Spinning Giant:

@HeyJimbo66 - heart "only time" lol - that sounds like an epic bill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Spinning Giant:

Aha- got it @Handy - Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm medson:

I wanna hear the interview but also don’t want the music to stop. Hmmm.
  3:33pm Ochre Ogre:

Tom Dash @ 3:10- Saw a multi video show in an art gallery in Williamsburg BKLYN many years ago and met him. That guy got around!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Spinning Giant:

@Handy - Done! I don't know why i never noticed before you could fave individual playlists/broadcasts - what a doughead i am!
Needless to say, you've improved my life about 1000% by sharing that info - cheers to you good sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Handy Haversack:

Nice, Spinning Giant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Handy Haversack:

Was that the acetate that sold for thousands on Ebay?
  3:36pm Kick out the Jams Joe:

Hey Todd!!! Awesome first set. Can’t wait for the interview
  3:36pm Ochre Ogre:

Jonas Mekas that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm DanFA:

Love The Karen Carpenter Story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey-o, Jack!
  3:40pm MFlynn:

Thanks Todd. Did not know “these days” was a Jackson Browne song.
  3:40pm morphe':

Simon is eating stolen Oreos from the JFK Iberia lounge and I am wondering how I could like Jakson Brown??? Nico with Popcorn makes it ok !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's not Jackson Browne you don't like - it's YachtRawk Production you don't like. Altho' Jackson Produced WarrenZevon just fine.
Avatar 3:43pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@MFlynn: Yes...he recorded it himself as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Corey:

Good afternoon TOPT and listeners! Today's selections are hitting the spot naturally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm MonicaC:

Fun facts about These Days.
  3:44pm Ochre Ogre:

Yes, wished Miriam happy birthday on fb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm TomDash:

Ochre Ogre...yes Mekas was an integral part of the NYC art/music/film fabric for many generations! Haynes dedicates the film to him. He also filmed LOADS of live VU footage at the Dom, Factory and elsewhere - including their first appearance at the psychiatrist convention - all footage is silent 16mm sadly I believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm McGroovey:

Amsterdam is one of my fave songs ever.
Avatar 3:47pm Fredericks:

Alejandro Escovedo used to play Amsterdam often in concert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Handy Haversack:

The playlist -- it's full of stars!
Avatar 3:47pm Fredericks:

Speak of the Devil...
  3:48pm Gaston D Musella:

Seems like yesterday I was seeing Nico at CBGB's. It was 1979. wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm medson:

I love this version of Pale Blue Eyes
  3:49pm Listener Robert:

I wonder if storms in the vicinity of Mt. Hope have anything to do with the loss of signal from WMFU.
  3:49pm Tom:

Great show so far, also would have been Nico's Birthday today.
  3:50pm morphe':

I think this show will, at some point, "bring down" the archives ... I will be there.....
Must now do the recycling
  3:50pm Listener Robert:

90.1 back up
  3:50pm Ochre Ogre:

Tom Dash- Looking forward to seeing it, hopefully some bits of the Velvets at The Matrix in San Fran.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm dave wuz here:

hey can you slow down the pace a little
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Spinning Giant:

What a version! Who's on the backing vocals here...?
Avatar 3:53pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Spinning Giant: Kelly Hogan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Spinning Giant:

Thanks @ToPT!

Killing it today, brother!
  3:56pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Fantastic show TOPT!
  3:56pm Helen:

Raining hard where I live. Velvet Underground and rain go so good together. Great show!
Avatar 3:57pm John L:

My ex-girlfriend and I were going to use I'm Sticking With You as our wedding song. At the time my sister was married to Maureen Tucker's nephew, so we considered asking her to sing at the wedding. The wedding, alas, never happened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Mike From Brooklyn:

Hello Todd and fellow listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm spodiodi:

hey, Jack! (been AFK dealing with zombies)
Avatar 3:58pm TonyR:

Fred Smith was no Cary Grant, but Patti & Fred's kids don't break any mirrors.
Avatar 3:58pm DouglasInDallas:

Great set so far. Todd Haynes is one of my all-time faves. He was such a gracious guest at the various events I met him at University of North Texas and in Dallas, geez, last century. The split-screens and nonmatching music over vintage footage in the VU movie reminds me of Todd's direction in The Karen Carpenter Story. Looking forward to TOPT's always insightful discussion with him.
Avatar 3:59pm Fredericks:

I had half of 1969 Live on 8-track.
Avatar 4:00pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Fredericks: Oddly enough when the album was released on CD they put it on two separate cd's rather than one double disc. Go figure.
  4:00pm Fatherflot:

I just made a recording of this last week, including the "Why Am I So Shy?" part!!!
Avatar 4:00pm TonyR:

Now raining in Philly. I wisely cut my walk short.
  4:01pm Mike from Brooklyn:

Hello McGroovey, Handy, Jack
  4:01pm Ochre Ogre:

Helen- So true, they even did a song 'Hey Mr Rain'.
  4:01pm Fatherflot:

Live '69 is a sacred text. I know every minute of it by heart
Avatar 4:01pm Fredericks:

Spinning G: that's Kelly Hogan singing back up for Alejandro.
  4:02pm Fatherflot:

"Over You" doesn't appear anywhere else and it's great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Spinning Giant:

Thanks @Fredericks!
Avatar 4:03pm TonyR:

Todd vs. Todd!
  4:04pm Fatherflot:

You can really hear Lou's training at Pickwick on songs like this -- tin pan alley, doo wop. Anyone ever notice that "Waiting For The Man" uses a barbershop quartet chord structure?
  4:04pm Fatherflot:

White Light/White Heat is a doo wop song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm PaulRobeson1920:

HapPPpPy BirthDaY, Nico!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fatherflot - I can hear that Barbershop 'Man' !
Gotta think WL/WH nods to George Jones' 'White Lightning'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Handy Haversack:

Some people don't even know that electricity comes from other planets.
  4:07pm Fatherflot:

Handy: You don't look like Martha and the Vandellas!
  4:08pm Ochre Ogre:

In the special 'underground' music clique.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm TomDash:

Jonathan Richman's clips in the film are priceless...
  4:08pm Fatherflot:

Rev: I will check the George Jones song.
Avatar 4:09pm Hubig Pie:

Same chord progression Sister Ray and Roadrunner ?
  4:09pm Fatherflot:

Roadrunner is just Sister Ray with teenage Massachusetts lyrics
  4:10pm Morgan:

loving this show, Todd
  4:10pm Ochre Ogre:

Handy- I did not know that. Should I wear a tin foil hat to gain such knowledge?
  4:10pm Helen:

@Ochre Ogre yes, it’s on the cd box set I have. Thanks for reminding me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the other week it dawned on me here Jonathan is Lou's kid brother from Massachusetts...
  4:12pm Fatherflot:

On Live '69, Lou introduces Doug Yule as "my brother Doug"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm dave wuz here:

"moah moah" luv luv luv
  4:12pm Fatherflot:

I can't stand it any maw maw
Avatar 4:12pm Analog Nights:

Just saw the VU film. Great film but too much Cale, not enough Morrison.
  4:14pm Fatherflot:

I want an interview with the guy that fired Sterling Morrison from the Bizarros
  4:14pm morphe':

Was at BBC News for a few moments ... mea culpa...
  4:15pm Fatherflot:

Louie Louie Reed. Love his early frat rock tunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Never enuff Sterling - & he died.
  4:15pm Don F.:

Great Velvets sets. Thx Todd.
Avatar 4:15pm TonyR:

Cale last Velvet standing?
Avatar 4:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@TonyR: From the first line-up, Maureen is still standing as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Maureen is extant ...& talking RightWing lunacy...
  4:16pm Fatherflot:

Mo is still around. Last seen at a Tea Party rally in Georgia
  4:17pm morphe':

TopT When is the VU NJ Montclair Talk??? Spoiler alert ...
I am on Madrid time and must to bed...
But hope to be in NYC/NJ in those days
Avatar 4:17pm TonyR:

Patti on TOPT!! (A first for me, I think.)
  4:18pm Piersanti:

Fantastic show today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Handy Haversack:

Interesting book on the intersection of bands and poetry and (Sweet) Lou's connection to Delmore Schwartz: /"Do You Have a Band": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City/. Obvs., Patti Smith a huge factor in it as well.
  4:18pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Fun and more fun
  4:18pm Morgan:

i appreciate John Cale bc he was very open about his childhood abuse in his biography, also the fact that he was a total rube and lou reed kind of had to spoonfeed him everything about nyc
  4:19pm Fatherflot:

Todd -- you gonna spin "Femme Fatale" off Big Star's "Sisters Lovers"
  4:19pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Coming in strong, coming in clear
Avatar 4:19pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@morphe: I'm not sure if there is something going on in Montclair, but my thing at the Summit Library is 12/9.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm medson:

three perfect sets of music so far
Avatar 4:20pm John L:

I'm seeing the film in Rosendale, NY tonight. Can't wait.
  4:20pm Morgan:

i cant wait to see this, they will all look like babies now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Handy Haversack:

medson, you gonna come up to BK for the Amyl and the Sniffers show? We got tix yesterday.
  4:20pm Yuru Chara Sean:

It’s storming something fierce in Albany right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm medson:

@Handy Yes sir
  4:21pm Morgan:

@handy Im so jealous
  4:21pm Fatherflot:

I once passed out while this song was playing and there was a skip right here in the guitar solo part. It must of have 10 hours of that one part --- it got imprinted into my brain.
Avatar 4:21pm TonyR:

Jim Henson's Velvet Underground Babies!
  4:21pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

My kid is a college freshman & a DJ on WRUC & he’s digging your Velvets tribute. The kids gotta learn from the best.
  4:22pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Hey Mr Rain, why you bringing me down?
  4:22pm Ochre Ogre:

Rev Rabbit- Wow, that is surprising and sad about Moe.
  4:22pm morphe':

Yes TopT - the Summit Library is 12/9.
I will be so I do hope !!!!
Not sure why I thought/heard Mt Clair...
Thanks for this amazing stint!!!
Food and bed....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Handy Haversack:

Sweet! Glad to hear it, medson! Walking distance for us, which is a real plus!

Morgan, I'll report back on it!
  4:24pm Morgan:

@tony for real, though. i listen to songs for drella, and Im like warhol was a monster
  4:24pm Fatherflot:

This is as close to CCR as VU ever got
Avatar 4:24pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@morphe: Also, if you can't make it to Summit I believe the event will be streamed. But would love to see you there.
Avatar 4:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Fatherflot: They are chooglin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Spinning Giant:

@Handy - just read up on that book - sounds fantastic - putting in an order with the local bookshop! Cheers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm medson:

@Handy, lucky you hahaha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm RevErie:

@ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @Ochre Ogre seems when they get some $$$ in their pocket, they forget about their origins
  4:26pm Fatherflot:

Who'll Stop Mr. Rain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Spinning Giant:

Anyone else have any Lou/Velvets related reading recommendations...?
  4:26pm Morgan:

please do handy
  4:26pm Frank In Queens:

@TonyR Excellent MST3K reference.
  4:27pm Fatherflot:

Giant: Velvet Underground UpTight if you can find it.
  4:27pm listener monica:

I am just tuning in. I am a fan of Todd Haynes (he also filmed some scenes from Far From Heaven across the street from where I live). He did a marvelous job, a work of art in its own, (an understatement, I know) on The Velvet Underground. Thank you Todd, and Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Spinning Giant:

Thanks @Fatherflot cheers!
  4:28pm morphe':

Handy - get ya get me a tkt for that show
Amyl and the Sniffers
and I'll of course give ya the $$$$
and If'n I do not make it back then, ya give it to someone and I'll give you the do$$$h .... without fail...
  4:28pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I wish I lived in a Douglas Sirk melodrama, with the exception of the people problems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@RevErie: It might have been lack of reward as much as anything that informed Mo's perspectives.
  4:29pm Fatherflot:

All you geetar players---- This is the place to get all the correct tabs for everything VU did . Just remember that the key is that you must tune down every string a whole step, so the Guitar is D, A, F, C, G, D

  4:30pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Lou playing his secret chord here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Handy Haversack:

morph, I just checked, and it looks like it's sold out already!
  4:30pm Fatherflot:

They tuned the guitars down to accommodate Cale's viola. The only way to get the VU sound correct is to tune down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm MonicaC:

@TOPT: I just looked up the Summit Library talk. Clint Conley (Mission if Burma) was there. I could put you in touch, if you don’t have current contact info.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Mike From Brooklyn:

Those Amyl and the Sniffers tickets sold out quickly. I tried 2 hours after they went on sale (first chance I had to take a break from work) and there already gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I thot Lou generally tuned every string the same in 'Ostrich Guitar' mode ? Or not so much ? Ot after the VUs ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

  4:32pm Morgan:

why would they fly across the atlantic and play only one show here 😢
  4:33pm Edward:

I thought that coke bottle was a little off the beat for Moe.
  4:33pm Fatherflot:

No, "Ostrich" guitar (all tuned to the same note" was a specialty tuning for a few songs like Venus in Furs. He wrote songs mostly in the D tuning
Avatar 4:33pm Analog Nights:

NYPL still has Lou Reed's archives. Lots of letters and personal artwork. Saw a letter Paul McCartney wrote Lou, giving him a copy of then new Flaming Pie. Also a very apologetic letter Yule wrote Lou in the early 90s.
  4:34pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Nothing like those Lou Reed Tai Chi sketches
Avatar 4:34pm ledzeppelinsucks:

That's great.
  4:35pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Todd squared
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Chili MacPagoda:

YES. Been waiting for this episode - FANTASTIC show, Todd 🙌💜🙌
  4:35pm Fatherflot:

I hope it's better than the Jarmusch's Stooges doc, which for me was pretty meh
  4:36pm ?:

Velvet Goldmine sucked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Chili MacPagoda:

It’s several levels better than the Stooges doc. The VU documentary is a masterpiece.
  4:37pm Fatherflot:

Chili -- good to hear.
  4:37pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I love velvet goldmine, definitely introduced me to glam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm TomDash:

Fatherflot...it is better...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Much appreciated everything associated w/ Haynes I've seen. Really gratifying people are saying this is done right. But it makes sense.
Avatar 4:40pm TonyR:

AppleTV offering a 7-day free trial
Avatar 4:40pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Beatles barely played live compared to contemporaries.
  4:41pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I love Hayne’s movies and the movies he draws from. Douglas Sirk, Ken Anger, Fassbinder, Warhol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Once famous Beatles ironically became isolated. On the way up they were a *super* hard-working club band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm TomDash:

Yuru - indeed - he really drew from Warhol and the era in the style of the film. Absolutely essential and the perfect filmmaker for the job.
  4:43pm Yuru Chara Sean:

@TomDash match made in heaven
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Handy Haversack:

Trade-off exemplified: This clearly compelling documentary walled off by Apple in its own ecosystem rather than interested people being able to find it through platforms they might want to support. Though I think the doc is playing in Manhattan still, and other places, if one is close enough to those places to take advantage.
  4:45pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Aren’t most films “walled off”?
  4:45pm DG:

It's playing at Film Forum in downtown Manhattan, just opened 3 days ago, & there are lots of showing each day.
  4:46pm AndrewW:

Great to hear Todd talking about this! We were in the same dorm and many of the same classes in our freshman year at college, and we shared music a lot. A couple years later, I called him early in the morning while playing the Velvets, and was momentarily confused when the song ended but I still heard it through the phone. He was listening to the same song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Upcoming showings in Rhinebeck, NY - www.upstatefilms.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm TomDash:

AndrewW - amazing! So did you know Christine Vachon too? Didn't Haynes and Vachon meet at Brown?
  4:47pm Fatherflot:

I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for it to appear at the multiplex here in Ottumwa, Iowa
  4:47pm Ochre Ogre:

Mogan @4:24- That was their nickname for Warhol, Dracula/Cinderella= Drella.
Avatar 4:47pm slugluv1313:

greetings, Todd! Everyone!
SO COOL to come home to The Velvet Underground 💜💜💜 . . . AND Teenage Perversity and Ships in the Night!
have not seen the documentary yet either but MUST WATCH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm RevErie:

@RevRabbit maybe, but I don't think that fits with Johnny Rotten.
Avatar 4:48pm Joe B:

going Monday to Film Forum to see it, can't wait!
  4:48pm Yuru Chara Sean:

It’s showing here in Albany at Landmark Spectrum 8
  4:48pm Fatherflot:

Jeez Todd, it's like that Moment in Annie Hall: You Sound Like FM radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm medson:

@Handy Apple TV plus is available on multiple platforms.
Web at tv.apple.com
Supported OS:
macOS, Windows, Android, Chrome OS
Apple TV app
Supported OS:
iOS 10.2 and later, macOS 10.15 Catalina and later
Supported media devices:
Apple TV, selected smart TVs, PlayStation,[a] Xbox,[b] Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Android TV
The service isn't much different than Netflix
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm RevErie:

Enjoying the show!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm TomDash:

Joe B - loved it on a nice flat screen TV but it will be WAY better on the big screen, and nice and loud in the theatre! Might see it again at Film Forum...
  4:50pm AndrewW:

Tom Dash, yeah, I knew Christine and Barry from Apparatus at Brown. There were many future luminaries on campus at the time.
  4:50pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Man, I miss Film Forum
Avatar 4:50pm Joe B:

it's also playing at Lincoln Center
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Only people *who were there* !
...No nerd journalists - or celebrity drop-ins ??
Avatar 4:51pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: I hope you aren't going between noon and three on Monday.
  4:51pm ChrisB.:

So I guess we won’t be hearing from Dave Grohl in this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@RevErie: Another story! ...an all too common one...
Avatar 4:52pm ledzeppelinsucks:

They hated hippies. That kicks ass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm PaulRobeson1920:

Hi Hi Hi all!

Diggin the tunes!!!! Pudding pie
  4:52pm Fatherflot:

Great point about the essential "queerness" about the Warhol seen, making VU a counter to even the counterculture of The Dead, Jefferson Airplane, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm TomDash:

AndrewW - very cool - Im a huge fan of them, don't know Barry. Used to follow the indie film scene in a past life. Todd Haynes is so damn articulate too, such a great interviewee as well as director! One of those few people I'd love to meet at a dinner party...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Endlessly fascinating how the VUs were utterly of the 60s & utterly beyond them @ once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Handy Haversack:

Joe B, thanks for the tip! I work nearby to Lincoln Center.
  4:54pm Fatherflot:

Velvets and The Dead were both originally called "The Warlocks" -- they did actually share a bill one night in Chicago -- in '68 I think. Here's a long piece on the two bands: http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2010/09/velvets-and-dead.html
Avatar 4:55pm Joe B:

the Beatles barely played live? Between 1962 and 1966, The Beatles performed over 1,400 concerts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Handy Haversack:

Super interview, ToPT and TH! That was fascinating. Thanks for that!
Avatar 4:56pm Joe B:

thanks Todds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm TomDash:

Fabulous interview Todd! I could listen to Haynes talk for hours. Best q&a I ever caught was Haynes premiering "Safe" at a Film Fest. Well done Toddophonic!
  4:56pm Fatherflot:

Dead and VU shared the Bill at Electric Circus in Chicago in April '69

  4:56pm Bambi Kino HQ:

What Joe B. said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm medson:

Awesome thanks for this
Avatar 4:56pm Hoboken Jack:

Terrific interview!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm spodiodi:

that was great! thanks, Todd and Todd!
Avatar 4:56pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

You're welcome Joe, Tom and Handy!
  4:57pm AndrewW:

Tom Dash, I'd love to run into Todd at a cocktail party, too! I haven't seen him since the 90s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Spinning Giant:

That was great, Todd - cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

VUs & the Dead were each called The Warlocks early on. & they both had unique formative 'residencies'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm dale:

started listening late. not a fan of the v.u. but a good documentary has often made me change my impression of a band.

that lewis reed was almost as good as gene pitney!
  4:58pm MFlynn:

Super interview Todd. Can’t wait to watch that film.
  4:58pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I age 5x faster every time Phish cover I Found A Reason
Avatar 4:58pm slugluv1313:

fantastic interview!
& def gotta listen to the archives for what i missed -- THANK YOU TODD!!!
  4:59pm Kevin D:

Watched the doc from 1 to 3, and then listening to your show and interview from 3 to 6, what a combo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm MonicaC:

Thanks, Todd. That was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but I didn't know VU & the Dead had shared a bill ! Wow. :D
  4:59pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Glad I caught some of the interview on my way to Film Forum to watch the doc.👍🏻
  5:00pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Hot stuff as always, Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm PaulRobeson1920:

Thanks Todd!!!! & Todd!!!!
  5:00pm Ochre Ogre:

Late 60's the 'flower power' trend faded and narcotic drugs become more available and popular, probably because the of VU. Lol
  5:01pm Fatherflot:

Ochre -- but only about 25 people were buying VU records.
  5:01pm Ochre Ogre:

Great interview Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Mike From Brooklyn:

Great interview (as usual) Todd!
  5:01pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Well done Todd. If you can see the VU doc on screen, go for it. Visual & audio smorgasbord for eyeballs & earballs. Sound at Lincoln Ctr was tremendous & physical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm TomDash:

@dale - it is a unique period in the NYC avant garde as well - a rich documentary covering a special time in the band's universe. Even if you're not a fan - although...wow! not a VU fan!? interesting...
Avatar 5:01pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Glad you are digging the show today kids!
Avatar 5:02pm Joe B:

@Dungaroos - thanks for the recommendation. will head there instead of film forum
  5:02pm Morgan:

that was a great interview
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Handy Haversack:

Dang it, Dungaroos K, send up a flare next time! I work right nearby!
Avatar 5:03pm Joe B:

'probably because the of VU' except hardly anyone knew who they were
  5:03pm Fatherflot:

Seriously, listen to the stage banter on "Live '69" you can tell that they are playing to like 5 people and the bartender.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm dale:

no apologies tomdash. just wasn't exposed to much of it as a kid. maybe i'm just a late fan to be.
  5:04pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Didn’t Lou hate the Beatles?
Avatar 5:05pm John L:

Counting on some cool visuals, otherwise I'll be downing that edible for nothing.
  5:05pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

@Joe: you’ll love it and to me it requires large screen to
absorb the visuals. I was instantly ready for another viewing
  5:06pm Ochre Ogre:

Joe B- Next generation was picking up guitars by the thousands inspired by VU. Don't you think?
  5:06pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Brian Epstein wanted to manage Lou and/or the Velvets. He came to Max's Kansas City to chat with Lou.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm TomDash:

oh never apologize, dale - taste is always personal and subjective. I was just surprised that's all! I'm probably the only person on this thread who loves The Velvets AND The Dead! haha
  Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Bruce S.:

Todd, really enjoying todays show, great Music, great Interview great job! thanks
  5:06pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Honeycombs are tuff
  5:07pm Fatherflot:

On "Live at Max's Kansas City" you can hear Jim Carroll asking the waitress for his Pernod about 10 times!
Avatar 5:07pm Joe B:

"Next generation was picking up guitars by the thousands inspired by VU. Don't you think?" so what? this has nothing to do with the previous comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'd swear I read a thing with Lou where he said people didn't even realize what a loss breaking up the Lennon-McCartney writing partnership was. As a Songwriter - not hard to imagine Lou having that perspective. In the actual 60s when both bands were going concerns - more likely everybody wanted to make claims for their own unique islands... Other things where Lou said Lennon only sometimes seemed relevant as a Writer to him - but one or two things very much so...
  5:08pm DG:

Thanks for that PIX clip, wow. I know Lou was a huge Dion fan (he's on the "New York" album), & at a benefit Paul Simon did in '87 at MSG, I saw Dion sing "Teenager in Love" with a small back--up group of Lou, Simon, Ruben Blades, James Taylor, Billy Joel & Bruce Springsteen.
  5:08pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

@Handy: will do
  5:09pm Fatherflot:

Lou was really into Doc Pomus as a songwriter.
  5:09pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Cale gives the Beatles a pretty big shoutout in the Haynes film
  5:09pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Lou digging the Honeycombs makes so much sense.
  5:10pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Lou was a fan of the Byrds. Said they were "divine."
Avatar 5:10pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Yuru Chara Sean: It was Honey Cone, but he probably dug The Honeycombs too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm dale:

a lou reed psa for RADD would be sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lou, like Lennon, leant pretty hard on the quality of Words.
Bambi Thx for that about the BYrdS - because I'm always referencing it. There is the way the VUs were a kind of mutation of FolkRawk...
  5:11pm Fatherflot:

He definitely loved Stax/Volt stuff. They used to do an instrumental called "Booker T"
Avatar 5:12pm Joe B:

and Lou covered Soul Man with Sam Moore
  5:13pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Revolution Rabbit Nov63: Interesting point! McGuinn's playing on "Eight Miles High" was something Lou particularly loved.
  5:13pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I need to check out the Honey Cone tout suite
  5:13pm Ochre Ogre:

Joe B- Jeez, you're right, I'm rather stoned today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sometimes moments one thinks these Zappas & Lous were not such an altogether different species from a different world after all...
  5:14pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Gail Zappa was apparently really pissed that Lou was chosen to induct her late husband into the RRHOF!
  5:14pm Fatherflot:

Lou and Frank did not like each other. Both on Verve. I read Lou somewhere saying he could never get a meeting with the label because Zappa's lawyers were always there.
  5:15pm Mr C:

I only knew Lou very casually during his Sire period.
He asked me to make him a soul tape He loved Eddie and Ernie's "Outcast,' which he asked for me to include. Along with Nick Toches, a DaSilvano regular..
  5:16pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Lou and Frank...now that’s some juxtaposition
  5:16pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Fatherflot:Funny! Lou hated Zappa because Zappa baited him and the Velvets at the Trip in LA in '66, saying "These guys really suck!" and poking fun at their NYC pretensions, etc. Lou never forgave that.
  5:16pm MFlynn:

Really want to see this film, closest screen to me is Steelstacks in Bethlehem Pa. will be heading there tomorrow! Thank you Todd.
Avatar 5:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mr C: "Outcast" is a great cut (but I don't have to tell you that). I wonder if knew it from The Animals version at first.
  5:17pm Edward:

Lou talked lotsa shit about Zappa but then wound up inducting him into the R&R Hall of Fame. He also put Dylan down continually, but then did that great “Foot of Pride” at Dyan’s 30th anniversary bash. I don’t think we can take the stuff he said about the competition when he was young and hungry as the last word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gail said he did an @ least OK job @ the induction.
  5:18pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I think he dumped on the Beatles in 1987
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

oh, my, if I were held to the things I said 30 years ago!
  5:19pm Edward:

Ah, my favorite VU AND Luna song.
  5:19pm Fatherflot:

Bambi: Because Zappa probably went up to Sterling and said "OK, improvise a variation on this melody in the phrygian mode in 13/16 time. And Sterling said "what?"
  5:19pm Yuru Chara Sean:

I’d be offended if Lou didn’t dump on every other band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

and hi, T-o-T and folx! Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm McGroovey:

Luna's version of Ride Into the Sun was the first version I heard, and the version my band at the time covered.
  5:20pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Fatherflot: Ha, totally!
  5:20pm Yuru Chara Sean:

No more sun to ride into today😞
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Mx. Baba Bee (e/they) ⚧:

music to peel a pomegranate to
  5:20pm Fatherflot:

Lou was the Don Rickles of Rock and Roll. Just listen to "No Prisoners" He called Robert Christgau a "Toe Fucker"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Lou was a handful & cultivated outspokenness & being difficult to talk to. Zappa was cynical & outspoken about everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Handy Haversack:

Welp, taking off in a few minutes to cross the rivers to Hoboken (of all places!). Wave as you pass by, Todd! And thanks for an absolutely excellent show. Wish I could hear the whole thing.

Take it easy, all Groovers-o-phonic! Give to the station and ToPT if you can.

Later on!
Avatar 5:21pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Fatherflot: He kept ripping Christgau on that WPIX-FM interview...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm McGroovey:

I'm sitting in my car on Pequannock hiding from the train. I'm here for my daughter's marching band competition, but it's on rain delay--possibly heading for a rain-out
  5:22pm Fatherflot:

Yeah, the Dean is still wincing from that beat down
  5:22pm Edward:

The Velvets tried like four versions of this song in the studio. The nearest to a complete take is on Loaded deluxe and has a totally surprising and tearjerking vocal coda.
  5:23pm Bambi Kino HQ:

McGroovey: "Sister Ray" would be an awesome marching band jam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm PaulRobeson1920:

Remember, the “Counter Culture” (whatever that IS IS anyway) exists in relation to the horror of the Vietnam War (1954-1975)

🎶Look over yonder what’s that I see…🎵

a loving society is a counter point to that horror and avarice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm TomDash:

I just hipped a customer to the documentary - she came in to buy some bubbles and said great song! She loves VU & Luna! I guess she can keep coming to the shop...
  5:23pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Meanwhile, Jersey City asks about the station’s educational value...listen and learn dummies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The DonRickles! - good way of phrasing it.
  5:23pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Has VU ever been played at a sporting event?
  5:24pm Edward:

Oh and Lou really murdered it on his first solo LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm McGroovey:

@Handy I'll be in Hoboken later
  5:24pm mike east:

@mcgroovy- I have two Nieces in the pequannock marching band….as was I in the 90’s
  5:24pm Fatherflot:

Although to be fair "Take No Prisoners" is more of a Lenny Bruce record. Lou is on SOOOOOOOO much speed. Prolly drunk too.
  5:25pm Vertual:

When I first heard a VU doc was in the works I thought it was going to turn out rather tepid. When i learned Todd Haynes was at the helm I knew it was in good hands. I was at a Lou CD or book signing at Borders at WTC in the late 90s. I got on line and met him for a few moments- he was so kind to answer my silly questions. Thanks for all this today Todd!
  5:25pm mike east:

Also- Todd, this show has been amazing. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm McGroovey:

@Mike East
They're supposed to start up again in 5 minutes. Daughter's band (Hoboken) goes on first because they're the smallest band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Handy Haversack:

Center of the universe, McGroovey?

I'm going to play cards and literally have no clue when I'll be done. 8 PM? Midnight? Clueless! Thanks for your service, PATH train!
  5:26pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Remember the Rainy Day cover of "I'll Keep It with Mine"?
  5:27pm Fatherflot:

Listen as he takes 17 minutes to get thru a karoake version of Walk on the Wild Side: https://youtu.be/JF2slFeD1mE
  5:28pm morphe':

doc on Niko is worth a watch ..
as someone said ...
so much info and yet ya come away still
feeling befuddled ..
She did seem to turn her son on to heroin which is ???
Avatar 5:28pm Joe B:

best version of I'll Keep It ... is by The Resonars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Yes:

Been in and out , but everything I catch is the truth
  5:28pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Bless her heart
  5:29pm ChukAmok:

This is my favorite version of this song.
  5:29pm Edward:

Bambi Kino HQ: John Cale played a gig at BAM a few years back where for the “Sister Ray” encore the stage was jammed with about 50 musicians including a tuba and a trombone. Maybe as close as the song has come.
  5:30pm Yuru Chara Sean:

What a 🤡
  5:30pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Marine Girls version of FF was pretty sweet too
  5:31pm Bambi Kino HQ:

Edward: Sounds epic!
Avatar 5:31pm SamTheRam:

Super satisfying mix as always, Thanks Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm MonicaC:

Love this version. Never heard it.
  5:31pm Fatherflot:

I learned recently that if you try to sing "Chelsea Girls" like Nico but with a male voice, you sound EXACTLY like Morrissey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm dale:

i thought he didn't like that song. or maybe it was just the middle 8 he hated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm dale:

farmer john.
Avatar 5:35pm Fredericks:

I have this Downliners Sect version on a cassette of VU covers I bought from The Velvet Underground Appreciation Society
  5:35pm Ochre Ogre:

dale- Yeah, I hear it.
  5:35pm ChukAmok:

@Bambi Kino Agreed. The Marine Girls, Tracey Thorne, and Dolly Mixture covers are all also great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

farmer John cale
  5:37pm roolin:

What an amazing show, Todd, thanks
Avatar 5:37pm John L:

YLT and The Feelies did a great "Sister Ray" at Maxwell's. My ears rang for days, maybe years, but no one forced me to stand that close to the speakers
  5:38pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Bring the thunder!
  5:38pm morphe':

Marine Girls and another band ???? make me think of my Bookstore days a St Marks Bookshop '82-86... The fact that I canna' remember the other band shows mi age!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Pedro in Arlington:

Superb show Todd. What is the best book on the VU for folks who get the itch?
Avatar 5:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Pedro in Arlington: Someone on this list mentioned "Uptight" by Victor Bockriss and I would tend to agree with them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Mike From Brooklyn:

@McGroovey - Enjoy the peformance!
Avatar 5:42pm Ambassador Feelgood:

Such a sensational show, Todd! Thanks!
  5:42pm Fatherflot:

yup, that as me. That's the one that mentions the motto VU picked up from Warhol: "ALWAYS LEAVE THEM WANTING LESS"
  5:42pm Ochre Ogre:

Thanks Todd, Awesomeness!
  5:42pm Bambi Kino HQ:

morphe': for some reason when I think of the Marine Girls (infrequent) I also think of the Raincoats!
  5:42pm ?:

I missed most of the show, but what I've heard is fab! Many tahnks!
  5:43pm Yuru Chara Sean:

“Always want them leaving less” seems more apt for Zappa
Avatar 5:43pm Joe B:

Springfield NJ band 40 Fingers were also on that bill at Summit HS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm listener 126464:

Thanks Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm PaulRobeson1920:

“We drink
Or break open
Our veins
Solely to know
Solely to know
Solely to know

Drives me onward
To feel
All of the skin
All of the skin
All of the skin

The thrill
Of the knowing
Has me
Out of my brain
I want to know
I want to know…”
NYC 1966
  5:43pm morphe':

Bambi - that makes complete sense but still stuck on other???
  5:43pm Yuru Chara Sean:

  5:43pm Random Control:

LOL!! Great lead in, Todd! imagine being that kid indeed
  5:44pm Mr C:

Did you grow up in Summit Todd?
  5:44pm Fatherflot:

Zappa's be more like "Always get the publishing and the T shirt sales"
  5:44pm Dennis Campa:

Enjoying the show a lot! I can't wait to see the movie this weekend.
  5:44pm Edward:

Pedro: an interesting one is “All Yesterday’s Parties” ed. Clinton Heylin, which compiles all of the most significant press coverage they got in their own time.
  5:44pm Yuru Chara Sean:

@fatherflot hahahaha
Avatar 5:45pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mr C: Very close...New Providence, then Berkely Heights. I was too young to go that gig, but I got scared plenty at CBGB's to make up for it.
  5:45pm Yuru Chara Sean:

“Always leave them questioning why they came to the show”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

btw: HBD Bob Mould
  5:45pm morphe':

Bambi - it is a cliche to say so but..
The Band's name is on the tip of my tongue ....
will soon come after the show is over..
c'est la vie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm medson:

This song always gives me chills
  5:46pm Fatherflot:

"Always leven your muzak concrete with toilet humor"
  5:47pm Yuru Chara Sean:

“Always leave them”
  5:48pm morphe':

Bambi - I got it!!!!!! Marine Girls ..

Saint Marks Bookshop 1982 !!!!!
  5:48pm Morgan:

this is something
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Stevel:

Great show TOPT!. Returning to the archives for the Interview and what came before.
Avatar 5:49pm Joe B:

I happen to love this show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm KickOutTheJams Joe:

Excellent show today Todd! POW POW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm TomDash:

I happen to think what Joe B said...
  5:50pm morphe':

Yes !!!!
Thanks Top T ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing ....
  5:50pm Yuru Chara Sean:

Whatever happened to Jonathan Halper?
Avatar 5:51pm Joe B:

I did know the electric prunes version first
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Chop Scott:

Great show Todd!
  5:51pm Bambi Kino HQ:

morphe': YES! I think I might actually have had Marine Girls and Young Marble Giants on flip sides of the same Maxell cassette. I'd watch a two-hour doc of the Young Marble Giants.
  5:51pm Palakaloo:

Please let this show never end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm spodiodi:

great show and interview, Todd! thanks!
  5:51pm bobobobob dublon plasticland packer fan:

mid class sounds like Green on Red
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm MonicaC:

You outdid yourself, Todd. Shows like this one reminds me that my tribe does, indeed, exist. Myddle Class is pretty good.
  5:53pm morphe':

Bambi "I'd watch a two-hour doc of the Young Marble Giants... called???
  5:53pm Morgan:

excellent outro choice
  5:54pm Yuru Chara Sean:

That bass line
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Stevel:

Ahhh. Billy Bragg's Cover is how I know Fear is a Man's Vest Friend. Took a minute.
  5:54pm Bambi Kino HQ:

morphe': "Music for Evenings" maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm PaulRobeson1920:

Great show Todd O’! Rock & Roll & WFMU!!!!

Peace&LoVe one & all! Always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Frank In Queens:

Splendid show, Todd. You could've just played the obvious stuff for 3 hours, and that would've still been great. But you went above and beyond yet again! Thank you!
  5:54pm Slaboch:

Just got home and can't wait for the archive to go up! Definitely doesn't look like you dialed it in!
  5:54pm Edward:

Great show Todd, and remember everyone: You should always give other people just a little chance. In football, anyway.
  5:54pm bobobobob:

met lou in Chicago one time at Park West ..gave him a cecil taylor unit bootleg ..suddenly he turned from bein an asshole into my best friend ..even speakin to me from the stage lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah Bragg sells it.
Avatar 5:55pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thanks Todd 🔥🔥🔥!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm KickOutTheJams Joe:

Hey everyone...in 5 minutes... head on over to the Rock n Soul stream...I'm doing a DROP-IN set 6-7 :)
  5:56pm Corey:

Thanks Todd for the great show! The world’s a mess but at least there’s Lou and crew. Take care all!
Avatar 5:56pm Hackensack Slim:

I wanted to see the VU doc. Now I really want to see it. Another killer show Todd. Thanks.
  5:56pm bobobobob:

i actually have a signed picture of the VU ...lou mo cale and sterling ..and Bob Quine ....not pictured
Avatar 5:56pm Joe B:

alright Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm patrick321:

Thanks for another great show Todd!
  5:56pm MFlynn:

That was an absolute blast Todd!! Thank you!!!
  5:57pm Bambi Kino HQ:

So great to relive my VU mania, Todd! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Pedro in Arlington:

I think you can get a free trial of Apple TV. And I once met Christgau and he referred to Take No Prisoners as "my album."
  5:58pm morphe':

Keeping life alive: Patti Smith and John Cale and others just did benefit gig to Keep the Elizabeth Street Scuplture Garden from being bulldozed (Elizabeth - bet Spring/Prince)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Todd. Excellent show today!
Avatar 5:59pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks for listening everyone! Matt M. will be filling in for me next week and then on 10/30 I'll have Colin Blunstone of The Zombies with me. How appropriate for Halloween!
  5:59pm bobobob...:

good show TOphonic..i seen lou 10 11 times solo never the VU tho😞
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Listener Wolfgang:

Thanks for a super show Todd, perfect companion piece to the movie!
Avatar 6:00pm slugluv1313:

WOW this Mydle Class!
i grew up in Martinsville, NJ (and also subscribed to The Velvet Underground Appreciation Society) not that far from Summit -- yet how did i NOT know about the Velvets' first gig in Summit until a few years ago???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Once Again TopT ! ! ~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm radioronan:

Wow its over - great! thanks so much Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm steveo:

Great show today, Todd; thanks. I wish I had been at that heroin live performance so I could have clapped politely as s*** at the end
Avatar 6:00pm slugluv1313:

AMAZING show, Todd! thank you and Todd Haynes too!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm TomDash:

Great interview & show...thanks Todd!
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