Monday, October 28, 2013
Lou Reed's Rock 'n Roll High School
Amazing but true, but Mickey Kaus, as class president, somehow got the Velvet Underground to play an assembly and lunchroom in 1968 at...Beverly Hills High. They had just recorded their third album and, as few know, they were NOT a popular band at all. Steve Wasserman stood up and danced and was disciplined, Kaus says. There's even a photo that he directs you to here. It shows a post-concert rap at the school where the school shrink complains to Lou that his music is too damn loud.
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