Cale on Warhol

Interview

Friday, August 07, 2009

Andy Warhol did more than turn groceries into art - he also elevated an obscure band called The Velvet Underground to the rock pantheon. Band co-founder John Cale tells Kurt that Warhol didn't do it for the love of rock & roll. "I don't think he liked any of the music, really," Cale says. "I don't think he liked music in general."

    Music Playlist
  1. All Tomorrow’s Parties
    Artist: Velvet Underground
    Album: Velvet Underground & Nico
    Label: Polydor
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Femme Fatale
    Artist: Velvet Underground
    Album: Velvet Underground & Nico
    Label: Polydor
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

John Cale

Comments [2]

Doug Rathbun

I dare say Tom Wilson had a bit to do with the VU success.

x Godson

Aug. 09 2009 10:23 PM
Matt Wrbican from the andy warhol museum, pittsburgh

can't wait to hear it, but here at the warhol museum we have a huge exhibition about the influence of music (and also dance) throughout warhol's entire life and work - not only the VU era. the show is called "warhol live" and it's up until late september, spread over 4 floors, with a different soundtrack in every gallery. i'm a co-curator of the show, which includes a large room evoking the velvets' EPI of 1966. the show was seen previously in montreal and san francisco, but it's a lot different here, with an entirely new section devoted to the various stage productions and performers in warhol's circle. www.warhol.org

cheers

Aug. 07 2009 11:34 AM

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