Here's some imagery to go along with this: Lou Reed and Nico at Scepter Studios, NYC, 1966:
This blog site has a link to download the "rare" VU acetate without the aggressive over-processing
on the commercial release:
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "david goren" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Excellent Lou Reed rememberance
>> It's been said that only 250 people bought the first Velvet Underground LP -- but every one of
>> them went out and started a band.
> Actually, that stems from a 1982 quote from Brian Eno who said the VU's first five records only
> sold 30,000 but everyone who bought one started a band.
> On Oct 29, 2013, at 6:29 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 10/28/2013 8:07 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>> Marc Myers hits all the right points. Many obituary writers clearly
>>> didn't understand Lou Reed, the NYC arts scene of the 60's through 80's,
>>> and pretty much anything else that was hip and different. Lou Reed's
>>> influence on a certain strain of rock music cannot be overstated. He may
>>> also have influenced the fact that the Czech Republic is a stable
>>> democracy today (one news report indicated that the Velvet Underground
>>> strongly influenced a young Vaclav Havel to become a poet dissident).