JOHN WILCOCK: Andy Warhol's issue of ASPEN MAGAZINE and "Loop," the first pressed Velvet Underground single


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/26/john-wilcock-andy-warhols-i.html

In 1966, John Wilcock contributed to ASPEN MAGAZINE, an arts project dubbed “The Magazine in a Box” for its unconventional format. This same issue featured design throughout by Andy Warhol and the first single to ever be released for the Velvet Underground, entitled “Loop”.


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The YouTube embed of Loop cuts out early.


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If anyone has a spare $22 500 kicking around…
https://www.abebooks.com/signed-first-edition/Aspen-Magazine-Box-Vol-WARHOL-Andy/18778767228/bd


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The Velvet Underground turned into a kick-ass proto-punk rock n’ roll band, but their very early stuff is not an easy listen. IMHO they improved after John Cale bailed.


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Interesting question; does LSD in sugar cubes spoil the taste of coffee?
Anyone here in the position to know who’d like to weigh in?

Also, I didn’t know there was a Fluxus issue of Aspen; I should look into that.


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These are always so great, thanks for the update!


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You probably won’t taste much different, but a cup of coffee at a normal (ie hot) temperature would most likely de-nature the LSD and render it useless.
It should work just fine in iced coffee however.


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