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    DescriptionBy turns fiercely confrontational, literate, primitive and sweetly melodic, The Velvet Underground remain one of the most influential bands in the history of rock. The ultimate cult band and the ultimate art rock experience, the VU's music and style have served as a blueprint for everyone from David Bowie to The Jesus and Mary Chain. Yet for all their enduring importance, they were unsuccessful in their day, selling minute numbers of records, their monochrome look and photo-realist lyrics at odds with the garish colours and peace fantasies of the hippy era.It was only when David Bowie started to champion the band in the early 70s, after they has split up, that the VU's reputation started to spread. In "White Light/White Heat", noted rock writer and historian Richie Unterberger analyses the band's career and influence in forensic detail, drawing on many new interviews with band members and associates, previously undiscovered archive sources and a vast knowledge of the music of the times. The result is a comprehensive, articulate, immensely detailed history, the most thorough work on the band yet published.

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    White Light/ White Heat
    The Velvet Underground Day by Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richie Unterberger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 367
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 268 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,320 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906002220
    ISBN 10: 1906002223

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 782.421660922
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25920
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Approval Code: A08200000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 782.42166092/2
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    LC classification: ML421.V44 U58 2009
    Thema V1.0: AVLP
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PB, 6RF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Outline Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 2009
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    Author Information
    Richie Unterberger is an acclaimed author and music historian, renowned for his meticulous research. A regular contributor to the All Music website, Mojo, Record Collector and many other publications, he has also written dozens of liner notes for CD reissues of classic 60s and 70s albums. His previous books include Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll, Eight Miles High and Turn! Turn! Turn!