The Velvet Underground

velvet undergroundFrom: New York City, NY, USA

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1964 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although experiencing little commercial success while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s. An often-repeated statement, usually attributed to Brian Eno or Peter Buck, is that “the first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.”

Andy Warhol managed the Velvet Underground and it was the house band at his studio, the Factory, and his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events. 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. ~ Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground


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From 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico
velvet underground and nico

  • All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • Femme Fatale
  • Heroin
  • I’ll Be Your Mirror
  • I’m Waiting For The Man
  • Run, Run, Run
  • Sunday Morning
  • There She Goes Again
  • Venus In Furs

From 1968 album White Light/White Heat
White Light/White Heat

  • Here She Comes Now
  • Sister Ray [Edit]
  • The Gift
  • White Light/White Heat

From 1969 album The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground

  • Beginning To See The Light [Closet Mix]
  • Candy Says [Closet Mix]
  • I’m Set Free [Closet Mix]
  • Jesus [Closet Mix]
  • Pale Blue Eyes [Closet Mix]
  • What Goes On [Closet Mix]

From 1970 album Loaded
Velvet Underground - Loaded

  • Cool It Down
  • Head Held High
  • I Found A Reason
  • Lonesome Cowboy Bill
  • New Age – Full Length Version
  • Oh! Sweet Nuthin
  • Ride Into The Sun
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Sweet Jane – Full Length Version
  • Train Round The Bend
  • Who Loves The Sun

From the 1995 boxset Peel Slowly And See
Peel Slowly And See Boxset

  • All Tomorrow’s Parties [Single Version]
  • Chelsea Girls
  • Foggy Nation
  • Guess I’m Falling In Love [Live]
  • Here She Comes Now [Demo]
  • I Can’t Stand It
  • I Love You
  • I’m Sticking With You
  • Lisa Says
  • Ocean
  • Oh Gin
  • One Of These Days
  • Sad Song
  • Satellite Of Love
  • Stephanie Says
  • Temptation Inside Your Heart

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