03 October 2005
"I'm sponsoring a new band. It's called The Velvet Underground..."
'Andy Warhol' and 'The Velvet Underground'. It's hard to think of one without the other. Andy Warhol, who gave the band a boost in popularity, thought it would be a good thing for his Factory to have an in house rock band, and also brought in chanteuse Nico to sing with the band.
Lou Reed on Andy Warhol: "The thing is that Andy works very hard. One of the things you can learn from being at the Factory is if you want to do whatever you do, then you should work very, very hard. If you don't work very hard all the time, well then nothing will happen. And Andy works as hard as anybody I know... Whenever he'd ask me how many songs I'd written that day, whatever the number was Andy would say, 'you should do more.'"
The Velvet Underground - Andy's Chest