Uptight: The Velvet Underground Story, by Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga


Now in it’s 33rd year in print…I think I’ve seen more editions of this title in various formats and languages than any other book on the agency’s list.

Uptight is the story of The Velvet Underground. It is still widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest rock books ever published, and it first appeared in 1983 and has remained in print in several languages ever since. It was written and compiled by Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga, and is based on interviews with Nico, Cale, Reed, Morrison and Tucker, as well as others who became part of Andy Warhol’s circle of artistic collaborators.