The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964. They are often cited as one of the most influential bands in the history of rock music, despite their limited commercial success during their active years. The band consisted of Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Maureen Tucker, with various other members joining and departing throughout their career. The Velvet Underground's music was characterized by its experimental sound, which blended elements of rock, avant-garde, folk, and other genres. Their lyrics often explored taboo subjects such as drug addiction, prostitution, and alternative lifestyles, reflecting the gritty urban atmosphere of New York City in the 1960s. While they were not widely appreciated during their time together, The Velvet Underground's influence grew significantly in the years following their breakup in 1973. Many artists and bands have cited them as a major inspiration, including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and The Strokes. Some of their most notable albums include "The Velvet Underground & Nico" (1967), "White Light/White Heat" (1968), and "Loaded" (1970). Despite never achieving mainstream success, The Velvet Underground's impact on music and culture is undeniable, and they are often regarded as pioneers of alternative and indie rock.
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38. The Velvet Underground, ‘1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed’ (1974)
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38. The Velvet Underground, ‘1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed’ (1974) For decades, 1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed offered the…