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“Mr. Jovanovic, who has also written books on Nirvana and Kate Bush, positions the Velvets in their…”

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Mr. Jovanovic, who has also written books on Nirvana and Kate Bush, positions the Velvets in their time by noting how little they had in commonwith the British Invasion groups of the mid-1960s, the folk-rock movement led by Bob Dylan, and the new San Francisco sound embodied by bands like the Mamas & the Papas and the Byrds.

The Velvets were especially allergic to the California music scene. ‘You had very sensitive and responsible young people suddenly attuned to certain cosmic questions that beckon us all and expressing these concerns through acoustic guitars and lilting harmonies and pale melodies,’ Morrison said at the time. ‘I hate these people.’ The whole San Francisco scene, Mr. Reed said, was ‘just tedious, a lie and untalented. They can’t play and they certainly can’t write.’



- Cher Was Not a Fan - The Wall Street Journal

“Mr. Jovanovic, who has also written books on Nirvana and Kate Bush, positions the Velvets in their…”

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Mr. Jovanovic, who has also written books on Nirvana and Kate Bush, positions the Velvets in their time by noting how little they had in commonwith the British Invasion groups of the mid-1960s, the folk-rock movement led by Bob Dylan, and the new San Francisco sound embodied by bands like the Mamas & the Papas and the Byrds.

The Velvets were especially allergic to the California music scene. ‘You had very sensitive and responsible young people suddenly attuned to certain cosmic questions that beckon us all and expressing these concerns through acoustic guitars and lilting harmonies and pale melodies,’ Morrison said at the time. 'I hate these people.’ The whole San Francisco scene, Mr. Reed said, was 'just tedious, a lie and untalented. They can’t play and they certainly can’t write.’



- Cher Was Not a Fan - The Wall Street Journal