The Velvet Underground

Lou Reed’s seminal rock band. Formed 1964. Disbanded 1996
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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 has become critically acclaimed; in 2003, Rolling Stone called it the "most prophetic rock album ever made."

The band's integration of rock and the avant-garde achieved little commercial success during its existence, but it is now recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock, underground, experimental, and alternative music. The provocative subject matter, musical experiments, and often nihilistic attitudes explored in the band's work proved 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 Waiting For The Man
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Sweet Jane
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Sweet Jane
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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Ride Into The Sun
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Ride Into The Sun
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Rock And Roll
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Rock And Roll
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What Goes On
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What Goes On
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After Hours
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After Hours
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Rock & Roll
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Rock & Roll
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Closing Time
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Closing Time
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Femme Fatale
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Femme Fatale
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Who Loves The Sun
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Who Loves The Sun
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New Age
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New Age
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Beginning To See The Light
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Beginning To See The Light
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Morning
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Rock And Roll (Full Length Version)
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Rock And Roll (Full Length Version)
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Run Run Run
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Run Run Run
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Jesus
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Jesus
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Pale Blue Eyes
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Pale Blue Eyes
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Femme Fatale
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Femme Fatale
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Noise
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Noise
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White Light/White Heat
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White Light/White Heat
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Venus In Furs
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Venus In Furs
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Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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Winter Song
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