MAY 3 - 18, 1966: THE VELVETS PLAY THE TRIP.
Charlie Rothschild booked Warhol and the EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE (consisting of fourteen Factory regulars) to play at the Trip in Los Angeles. The Mothers of Invention featuring Frank Zappa opened for them and were cheered by the L.A. crowd. The Velvet Underground were greeted with boos. (UT65)
Lou Reed on Frank Zappa: "He's probably the single most untalented person I've heard in my life. He's a two-bit pretentious academic, and he can't play rock'n'roll, because he's a loser. And that's why he dresses up funny. He's not happy with himself and I think he's right." (UT65)
Amongst the celebrities attending the opening night were JOHN PHILLIPS of the MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, RYAN O'NEAL, JIM MORRISON (who was a film student at UCLA) and CHER who commented that the Velvet's music would replace nothing, except perhaps suicide. (LR133 The reviews were terrible and on the third night the sheriff’s office shut the club down for disturbing the peace. They stayed in LA as Union rules stated that in order to be paid, they had to remain in Los Angeles, even if they didn't perform. (MW23-4)
perhaps this is where and when the animosity startted, who knows..
Oh ,and by the way Lou wore leather pants for these shows.....
That is the greatest shit I ever read. Look! He was a pisces. What do you expect. I dont hate homosexuals but I hate faggots. Lou is a faggot. I know people who are pisces and this is a perfect example of pisces being big divas. People like to say that the VU was so great cause they were so different than everyone else. When people usually say "different" they usually mean that the music is crappy. I like some of the VU stuff but I can distinguish SHIT from MUSIC. Lots of their tracks are just noise. There are some good ones with Who Loves The Sun and such. No one talks shit like that unless they have beef with each other. Lou just couldnt get his beef into Jim and he got mad.