The Velvet Underground are on the cover and inside Jonathan Richman shares exclusive secrets of Lou Reed's VU era guitar and gear, complete with his own illustrations! We go behind the scenes of the legendary sixties UK TV pop show Ready Steady Go!, and our Gabor Szabo coverage continues as his '60s era bass player Louis Kabok shares his extraordinary story. Then there's the second part of our interview with Cheap Trick's Bun E Carlos, Texas '60s garage band Word D, Pennsylvania teen garage geniuses the Shaynes ('From A Window'), Woody's Truck Stop (with pre-Nazz Todd Rundgren), and the wild saga of French underground iconoclasts Komintern. Not to forget an interview with Glenn Phillips (Hampton Grease Band, Lost at Sea), the story of Yellow Hand, a band that sprouted from a shoebox of unreleased Buffalo Springfield songs, Cyril Jordan on Phil Spector, and more! Plus our enormously popular review sections covering all the latest reissues and rock & roll-related books.