Wading through the VU bootlegs
December 16, 2009 9:11 AM   Subscribe

What are the best Velvet Underground bootlegs in terms of sound / performance quality?

I'm interested in picking a few more up via blogs like The Nuns Are On The Sea Wall, but want to aim first for those with high sound/performance quality. Can any VU collectors out there point me in the right direction?
posted by ryanshepard to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Get the Gymnasium recording. Memail me if you can't find it.
posted by princelyfox at 9:31 AM on December 16, 2009

Response by poster: princelyfox: Thanks for the suggestion - looks like the 4/67 Gymnasium show has been released (all or in part) several different times. Is there a particular version I should look for?
posted by ryanshepard at 9:35 AM on December 16, 2009

Best answer: 1969 Live At End Cole Ave

And get the Caught Between The Twisted Stars 4CD 'best of the boots' box
posted by porn in the woods at 9:51 AM on December 16, 2009

Also get Sweet Sister Ray. You can d/l it at The Nuns Are On The Sea Wall.
posted by stinkycheese at 10:24 AM on December 16, 2009

The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes are also pretty awesome. I went on a VU boot binge 9 years ago, this thread takes me back.
posted by porn in the woods at 5:14 PM on December 16, 2009

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