Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Epilogue and Part One Summary & Analysis

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
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Epilogue and Part One Summary and Analysis

The epilogue serves as a brief survey of the punk scene. Focusing around the efforts of Lou Reed and John Cale to forge their band The Velvet Underground, those interviewed relate the experiences of moving from small shows to larger venues, and the heavy use of drugs among many punk rockers. The Velvet Underground also moves in and out of cultural circles, including that of Andy Warhol. Warhol's friend and fellow filmmaker, Paul Morrissey, becomes the manager of the Velvet Underground, along with Warhol. Morrissey oversees the introduction of Nico to the group, a female singer. The Velvet Underground records their first album, but Verve/MGM doesn't release it right away. Lou Reed decides he wants a better manager, and internal rivalries and pettiness shatter the band.

Danny Fields recounts meeting Jim Morrison in Los...

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