Velvet Underground - What Goes On - Boston Tea Party 1969

In November 1967 Andy Warhol had asked Lou Reed what they wanted to be, an art house band or what. Lou Reed's answer was to "fire"  Warhol on the spot and after playing a gig in NYC that month, would not set foot in the City until August 1970. Indeed, the association with Warhol followed the band at least through much of 1968. But the Velvets found kindred spirits in Boston, whose "dirty water" made them perhaps more accepting of the NY nihilism expressed by the raw, loud, outrageous VU. Boston became their hometown and they played the Boston Tea Party (Boston's Fillmore ) close to once a month throughout the late 1960s.

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