The Velvet Underground

Lou Reed's seminal rock band. Formed 1964. Disbanded 1996
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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground Biography (Wikipedia)

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965). The band was initially active between 1965 and 1973, and was briefly managed by the pop artist Andy Warhol, serving as the house band at the Factory and Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966 to 1967. Their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (with German-born singer and model Nico), was released in 1967 to critical indifference and poor sales, but over time has been critically acclaimed; it was called the "most prophetic rock album ever made" by Rolling Stone in 2003.

The band's integration of rock and the avant-garde achieved little commercial success during their existence, but they are now recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock, underground, experimental, and alternative music. The provocative subject matter, musical experimentation, and often nihilistic attitudes explored in the band's work would prove influential in the development of punk rock and new wave music. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band No. 19 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". In 2017, a study of AllMusic's catalog indicated the Velvet Underground as the fifth most frequently cited artist influence in its database. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 by Patti Smith.

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I'm Sticking With You
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I'm Sticking With You
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Lady Godiva's Operation
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Lady Godiva's Operation
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There She Goes Again
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There She Goes Again
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White Light/White Heat
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White Light/White Heat
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Candy Says
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Candy Says
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The Black Angel's Death Song
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The Black Angel's Death Song
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After Hours
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After Hours
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Morning
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Rock And Roll
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Rock And Roll
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After Hours - Closet Mix
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After Hours - Closet Mix
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Sweet Jane
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Sweet Jane
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I'm Waiting For The Man
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I'm Waiting For The Man
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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Venus In Furs
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Venus In Furs
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Ocean
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Ocean
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Femme Fatale
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Femme Fatale
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Rock & Roll
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Rock & Roll
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All Tomorrow's Parties
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All Tomorrow's Parties
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Heroin
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Heroin
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Cool It Down
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Cool It Down
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Who Loves The Sun
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Who Loves The Sun
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Run Run Run
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Run Run Run
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What Goes On
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What Goes On
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