The Velvet Underground

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by The Velvet Underground

Biography

The antithesis of late-60s west coast love and peace, New York, USA’s the Velvet Underground portrayed a darker side to that era’s hedonism. Their pulsating drive married with intellectual precision and resulted in one of rock’s most innovative and lasting catalogues. Lou Reed (Lewis Allen Rabinowitz, 2 March 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) and John Cale (b. 9 March 1942, Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales; viola, bass, organ) provided a contrast in... Read more

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rock
classic rock
psychedelic
proto-punk
alternative
60s
psychedelic rock
experimental
indie
art rock
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