(From my Hedonist Jive blog, July 2010):
Velvet Underground bootlegs. I have a lot of them – one of the best-documented of the all-time great bands, and some of the platters, even live tapes, are as good as the studio recordings. (Robert Quine’s “Quine Tapes”, which were circulated on tapes for years, got the official release a few years back and recently came out as a multi-LP set with extra tracks). I was rooting through some old boxes and found the Summer 2001 issue of MOJO COLLECTIONS magazine and this nice two-page feature on some of the better Velvets boots. Just stay away from “Screen Test: Falling In Love With The Falling Spikes” if you’re new to this game. (click on pictures to make them larger).