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Sep 02, 2009

Added artwork for April Sounds and Flowers of Evil CDs.

Aug 06, 2009

Added artwork for If It's Too Loud For You Move Back! CD, and also If It's Too Loud For You Move Back! (2006 Remastered) CD.

Jul 26, 2009

Posted a review of A Tribute to Andy and Nico CD.

Jul 24, 2009

Posted a review of At the Andy Warhol Museum CD.

Jul 23, 2009

Added artwork for At the Andy Warhol Museum CD.

Jul 17, 2009

Added artwork for After the White Heat CD.

Jun 26, 2009

Added several artwork images.

Jun 25, 2009

Posted a review of At the Factory - Warhol Tapes. Added artwork for Boston Tea Party 1969. Corrections to A Walk With the Velvet Underground box set and Screen Test CD.

Jun 21, 2009

Web site launched for public viewing! Completed listing for Caught Between the Twisted Stars.

Jun 16, 2009

Completed listings for 1990, A Walk With the Velvet Underground, A Walk With the Velvet Underground 2 and Eternal Legacy Live 68-92.

Jun 13, 2009

Fixed a few entries and added new features to the Song Index page.

Jun 10, 2009

Added all titles from the 1993 European Reunion Tour.

Jun 09, 2009

Finished complete overhaul of the database file and the site's code. This was done to make the site run more efficiently and to fix a few bugs. This also had the residual effect of decreasing the database file size by almost 40 percent!

The Velvet Underground - It's Just Too Much!

A Guide to Unofficial Velvet Underground Recordings

Welcome! As the subtitle suggests, this is a Web site designed to guide those individuals who wish to examine the deeper realms of the Underground which have so far been left unexplored by the Velvets' official catalog. (You do have all of the Velvet Underground's officially released material, don't you?) For myself, part of the beauty of the unofficial VU catalog lies in the fact that, while there is a considerable amount of material out there to be found, the lack of a complete audio history preserves the mystique that I imagine has brought many into the Velvets' Underground to begin with. Unfortunately, the lack of new finds may be why some of these recordings keep getting re-released over and over again, making it difficult for any completist. This is what I hope to help straighten out here, as well as to determine the best quality releases of the available performances, outtakes, alternate mixes, and etc. by one of history's greatest Rock and Roll bands.

  • Song Index - Browse through all the songs, listed by category.
  • Bootleg CDs - Find details and reviews for the discs these songs are found on.
  • Contact - Contact information for corrections, bootleg review submissions, etc.
  • Links - A list of other great Velvet Underground Web sites.

I'm hoping to view this site partially as a community effort where people can feel free to submit reviews or artwork, and be credited where these items are posted. Also, any corrections drawn to my attention will be greatly appreciated. Please visit the Contact Page for more information.

For now there will only be CDs listed on this site. I've decided to omit any bonus CDRs which sometimes come with these CDs, as I imagine they are impossible to find and, from what I can tell, don't have any unique tracks on them (please correct me on this if I'm wrong). Information about these CDRs can be found here. I've also omitted any rip-off CDs which only contain material lifted from the official releases. I may add LPs and other sources in the future should I find the time!

Most data was taken from Olivier Landemaine's absolutely fantastic The Velvet Underground Web Page, the electronic Mecca for VU fans. Some other information was taken from The Velvet Forum, The Rock and Roll Animal Web Page and The Velvet Underground/bootleg reference. No selling or trading of Velvet Underground bootlegs will ever be done through this site.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you find the database useful.

The Velvet Underground - It's Just Too Much: A Guide to Unofficial VU Recordings.
Last updated September 2, 2009. | Web Site and Graphics by Adam Gosha | Made with Notepad