The Velvet Underground

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Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

Have you who are reading this article expecting to be told how good or how bad whatever record I have chosen to review really is, ever stopped to analyze what you personally think is good music? Have you ever tried …

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‘Ear Ye!

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Fifth Estate # 89, October 2-15, 1969

While local music business people continue to hype the Detroit scene as a major center of the pop world the scene itself continues to deteriorate and no one seems to care enough about it to do anything constructive. // Share …

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Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

The idea of getting a lot of great musicians together to work as a back-up band for a featured artist on rock recordings is almost as old as rock itself. // Share this on…

The Stooges

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Fifth Estate # 86, August 21-September 3, 1969

a review of The Stooges (Elektra EKS-74051) // Share this on…

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Fifth Estate # 86, August 21-September 3, 1969

It was probably something I had coming for a long time, but it really caught me by surprise when it happened. After all I don’t write these pieces because I get paid for them. I do it because it gets …

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Fifth Estate # 85, August 7-20, 1969

The thought of hearing any music played in Olympia Stadium is distressing. There is no acoustical ceiling on the arena and the bare rafters not only echo much of the sound, but also distort it or often trap it. Also, …

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Fifth Estate # 84, July 24-August 6, 1969

The on again-off again break up of the Red, White and Blues Band is On-again-off again. After the original guitarist-harpist quit, he was replaced by two people, a singer-harpist and a lead player who never really worked out. // Share …

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Oh My

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Fifth Estate # 83, July 10-23, 1969

The Detroit area is getting desperately short of places for rock bands to play. Three months ago things looked really good with the Grande, the Hideouts, and the Crow’s Nests all doing well; the Eastown getting ready to open, and …

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Sex, Drugs and other Cheap Hypes

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Fifth Estate # 63, October 3-16, 1968

Hello “The problem with San Francisco groups is, I was expecting wonders and miracles and what I heard was a bunch of white blues bands that didn’t sound as funky as my little band in high school.” —Frank Zappa // …

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