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The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966)

"A Symphony of Sound" - depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground and Nico at the Factory, 231 East 47th St., (loft on 4th floor), New York City. It is essentially a one long loose ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
John Cale ... Himself
Gerard Malanga Gerard Malanga ... Himself
Sterling Morrison Sterling Morrison ... Himself
Billy Name Billy Name ... Himself
Nico ... Herself
Christian Päffgen Christian Päffgen ... Ari (as Ari)
Lou Reed ... Himself
Stephen Shore Stephen Shore ... Himself
Maureen Tucker Maureen Tucker ... Herself
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Andy Warhol ... Himself
Mary Woronov ... Dancer
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"A Symphony of Sound" - depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground and Nico at the Factory, 231 East 47th St., (loft on 4th floor), New York City. It is essentially a one long loose improvisation including some private conversations and a brief visit from the NYPD. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Andy Warhol Films See more »
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Mono
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well, it *is* the only known band performance of their music
21 April 2005 | by memfreeSee all my reviews

There are a few other bits of footage of the band, but this is the only rentable film known to exist. Anyone have home movies with synched sound? ... If so, want to make some money? (well, don't look at me, others have deeper pockets).

Yes, there is footage of Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable with VU, but the sound isn't from *that* performance. More accurate is the footage of the band tying up Moe. Like this film (VU & Nico), you actually hear the band members speaking and such in the tie-up-Moe film, but they aren't playing instruments, and there's no Nico.

Therefore, fans simply MUST see this film is all its wandering, unfocused glory. Lay back and let the noise wash you away.


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