As we conclude our series on The Velvet Underground we pick back up just after the band had split with one of it's founding members, John Cale. Leaving Lou Reed with full reign of the group in his pursuit for artistic notoriety and respect, but it was the addition of Doug Yule that lead to the release of their third album, the self titled "The Velvet Underground". And as this and their next record "Loaded", failed to reach the charts, the luster begins to fade for Lou, who would leave the group and go on to write the hit he had been striving for his entire career.
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This week we reach The Velvet Underground's sophomore release, White Light/White Heat, and as tension within the band begins to grow, the group is blindsided by an assassination attempt on their beloved manager, Andy Warhol.
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As our trip through The Velvet Underground's history continues, we come to the creation of their iconic debut album, as the group officially takes shape with the addition of a new female singer named Christa Päffgen aka Nico, along with a new stylistic counterpart in the form of their new manager...