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Episode 34: Mark Joseph Stern/The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground’s 1969 self-titled album (Atlantic Records via Spin.com)

Scot and Jeff discuss The Velvet Underground with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate.

Introducing the Band
Your hosts Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) and Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD) with guest Mark Joseph Stern covers courts and the law for Slate. Follow him on Twitter at @mjs_DC, and find more here.

Mark’s Music Pick: The Velvet Underground
Scot, Jeff, and Mark find their respective mainlines and nearly overdose on a large helping of The Velvet Underground. Widely respected as one of the most influential bands of all time, The VU has a short but distinctive discography. As Brian Eno said, while their debut album sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.

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