The Velvet Underground
Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 8 January 1971
Update, 2020: Judging by what I play most as I work at home, the Velvet Underground and also Lou Reed are tops, together with Them and also Van Morrison. Lately I have been reviewing and playing the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and CSN without and with Y, and the Kinks and Ray Davies. But I return to Lou and Van and their various bands. This places me in the time between 1968 and 1972 when I was the weekly rock writer for The Guardian, with opportunities to write long pieces for US newspapers that already had lots of space, and for magazines.
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