The Velvet Underground's Scepter Session Acetate

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shamann
KVRAF
12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:24 pm

Here's something you don't see everyday.

The only known copy of the original Velvet Underground and Nico sessions up for auction on ebay.

Already at $40,000 and 128 bids with 6 days still to go. Don't know what the record price is for buying a record, but I'd guess this might break it.

androidlove
KVRAF
6600 posts since 21 Jun, 2004 from Secret Underground Hideout

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:39 pm

thanx fer the heads up. my bid is in
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ugo
KVRAF
5016 posts since 6 Jan, 2003

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:49 pm

wow, that certainly isnt something you see everyday! very interesting indeed.

androidlove
KVRAF
6600 posts since 21 Jun, 2004 from Secret Underground Hideout

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:14 pm

damn, i'm outbid already
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KVRAF
3140 posts since 6 Sep, 2002 from United Kingdom & Opinions Will Travel :O)

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:25 pm

That is something I have never seen before - $40,000 :shock: I see he has some other stuff for sale too that goes into the hundreds - but $40,000 - goodness!

Best regards,

Spe3d

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androidlove
KVRAF
6600 posts since 21 Jun, 2004 from Secret Underground Hideout

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:27 pm

i just heard an old navy commercial with vu inspired music. it's pretty important stuff
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KVRAF
9256 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:31 pm

Not only is the outrageous price because it's important, the label (or labels) are probably bidding on this as well looking for a new release.

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herodotus
KVRAF
5634 posts since 8 Dec, 2004 from The Twin Cities

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:46 pm

But Nico is so very bad.

She always reminded me of the mistress from Citizen Kane.

taijiguy
KVRian
795 posts since 16 Nov, 2004 from Kangzhou

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:24 pm

Wow, this is quite a flashback! I was in Florence Greenberg's office at Scepter-Wand Studio in NYC listening to B.J Thomas' pre-release recording of "Mama" while the Velvet Underground was recording European Son (they were overtime on my band's time). I walked into the (4-track) studio after their session and a broken bowl was lying on the floor (you can hear the crash on the recording). Andy Warhol was running around yelling "you're going to be stars!". In the studio was a "set" of drums (a bass drum on its side and a few other drums), a Vox bass amp with 1-18" speaker, a Vox lead guitar amp with 1-12" speaker and 1-15" speaker, and a Silvertone rhythm guitar amp with 2-12" speakers. I don't know who the lead guitarist was, but I asked him why the rhythm guitarist used a Silvertone amp when Vox gave them free amps every week (they kept blowing them out) and he said "because the he likes the sound". Dumb question, but I was only 16 at the time. Nico wasn't there. Neither was the purple banana.

Rangtangtang
Banned
1842 posts since 4 Aug, 2004 from just right here

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:27 am

Thats interesting, I wonder if the eventual owner would have the right to release that material commercialy. Iv got a compilation album of Velvet Underground.

Anyway, if you look here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvet_underground
there is a bit about The Velvet Underground.

From what Iv read that mother disk?, is related to their first album The Velvet Underground and Nico. Nico only sang three songs on that album and it was the only album of theirs she had anything to do whith. The german Nico was introduced by Andy Warhole when he became their manager. I assume its that contrast that makes that album interesting.

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The Velvet Underground and Nico is sometimes referred to as the "banana album" as it features a Warhol print of a banana on the cover. Early copies of the album invited the owner to "Peel slowly and see"; peeling back the skin on the regular releases (numbered SVLP9184) revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath. A limited number of covers were released which either had a male torso under the banana (issues numbered V5008), or a picture of the band (issues numbered V65008

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The Velvet Underground was a book about sadomasochism by Michael Leigh that Reed found when he moved into his New York City apartment (left by previous tenant Tony Conrad). Reed and Morrison have reported the group liked the name, considering it evocative of "underground cinema," and fitting, due to Reed's already having written "Venus In Furs", inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's book of the same name, also dealing with sadomasochism.

Lou Reed and John Cale were start the of the band. Lou Reed penned the first single "the Ostrich" around 65 some where, under the band name the Primitives, which was put togeter to support the single. A bit later Reed, Cale and Morrision recorded some demo's, and had Marian Faithfull in mind, but nothing come of it. The demo's were included in a later box set release in 95.

anyway.... :D

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KVRian
801 posts since 12 Feb, 2005 from Green Man Inn

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:51 am

"Check how you're protected
PayPal This item is covered up to $1,000 See eligibility" :hihi:

shamann
KVRAF

Topic Starter

12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:12 am

$51,057 and counting. Crazy.

ugo
KVRAF
5016 posts since 6 Jan, 2003

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:10 pm

its passed $100,000.

shamann
KVRAF

Topic Starter

12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:42 pm

And strangely the bid count has declined. I guess there were either a lot of retracted bids or a lot of deleted idiot accounts.

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KVRAF
7197 posts since 7 Mar, 2003

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:46 pm

I would absolutely love it if this were a scam and the seller ran off with all the money.
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