Lou Reed on Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground: "People Thought Warhol was the Guitar Player."

We’re all aware of Andy Warhol’s close association with The Velvet Underground, one of the formative rock bands of our time, fronted by the legend, the myth, the god Lou Reed. Reed, who passed away on October 27 of this year, made no secret of Warhol’s heavy hand in the group, as the manager of The Velvets. But in a new interview clip that’s been making the rounds in the recent days, he talks about how confusing or mystifying a time it often was hanging around the master artist, even for others. “People thought Warhol was the guitar player,” he says of setting up rock shows with the painter. Reed doesn’t offer too much new information here, but every piece of footage of the late rock great seems more valuable than the last, as his death still resonates.

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