The Velvet Underground
Although they had little commercial success at the time, the band is often cited as one of the most important and influential groups of all time. In 1982, Brian Eno said that while the first Velvet Underground album sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band."
Andy Warhol first managed the Velvet Underground and it was the house band at his studio, the Factory, and his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966-1967. The provocative lyrics of some of the band's songs gave a nihilistic outlook to some of their music.
Their 1967 debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (which featured German singer Nico, with whom the band collaborated), was named the 13th Greatest Album of All Time, and the "most prophetic rock album ever made" by Rolling Stone in 2003. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band No. 19 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, by Patti Smith.
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Track included on upcoming reissue of the band's 1969 self-titled album
- Nov 22, 2014
- Oct 1, 2014
- Oct 3, 2013