Day of Niagara

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Day of Niagara
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Studio album (bootleg) by Theatre of Eternal Music
Released May 9, 2000
Recorded 1965
Genre Drone, avant-garde, minimalist
Length 30:52
Label Table of the Elements
John Cale chronology
Sun Blindness Music
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Day of Niagara
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Dream Interpretation
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[2]

Inside the Dream Syndicate, Vol. I: Day of Niagara or simply Day of Niagara is an unreleased 1965 album by the minimalist music group the Theatre of Eternal Music, a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate. Contributors include future Velvet Underground members John Cale and Angus Maclise, composers La Monte Young and Tony Conrad, and artist Marian Zazeela. It received a bootleg release in 2000.


Consisting of a single half-hour track, Day of Niagara catches a glimpse of The Dream Syndicate in the prime of their short-lived but intriguing collaborative tenure. Recorded and forgotten, it was not released until several years later as a bootleg recording. La Monte Young threatened legal action on the release, as there had been no written agreement on who actually owned the rights to the music.

As it was released as a bootleg tape, the recording quality noticeably suffers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Day of Niagara" - 30:52