October 03, 2004

Peel Slowly and Read: The Velvet Underground and Nico

The Velvet Underground and Nico

Joe Harvard wrote a really nice book (with footnotes!) on the greatest debut album of all time - The Velvet Underground and Nico. He interviewed a wide range of people, including sound engineer Norman Dolph:

They knew what they wanted, and nobody got off the path of that. They wanted it to sound like it had the night before, at the Dom, and ... the money supply was finite and predetermined ... I kept it on the rails, doing what had to be done under the constraints of time and money ... beyond that I don't want to try and take more credit.

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