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The Velvet Underground

November 25th, 2014

Formed:
1964 in New York, NY

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '90s






The Velvet Underground

Biography

Few rock groups can claim to have broken so much new territory, and maintain such consistent brilliance on record, as the Velvet Underground during their brief lifespan. It was the group's lot to be ahead of, or at least out of step with, their time. The mid- to late '60s was an era of explosive growth and experimentation in rock, but the Velvets' innovations — which blended the energy of rock with the sonic adventurism of the avant-garde, and introduced a new degree of social realism and sexual kinkiness into rock lyrics — were too abrasive for the mainstream to handle. During their time, the group experienced little commercial success; though they were hugely appreciated by a cult audience and some critics, the larger public treated them with indifference or, occasionally, scorn. The Velvets' music was too important to languish in obscurity, though; their cult only grew larger and larger in the years following their demise, and continued to mushroom through the years. By the 1980s, they were acknowledged not just as one of the most important rock bands of the '60s, but one of the best of all time, and one whose immense significance cannot be measured by their relatively modest sales.

Top Albums


1. The Velvet U..

2. The Velvet U..

3. The Velvet U..

4. Loaded

5. 1969: Velvet..

6. VU

7. The Velvet U..

8. 20th Century..

9. Gold: The Ve..

10. Loaded (Full..

11. 1969: Velvet..

12. Live At Max'..

13. White Light/..

14. Bootleg Seri..

15. Another View

16. The Velvet U..

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20. Live MCMXCII..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Sweet Jane Loaded 4:09 $1.29
2.

Pale Blue Eyes Velvet Underground 5:38 $1.29
3.

Heroin (Stereo) Velvet Underground & Ni.. 7:12 $1.29
4.

Rock & Roll Loaded 4:45 $1.29
5.

Coney Island Steeplechase (2014 Mix) Velvet Underground (45th An.. 2:32 $1.29
6.

Sweet Jane (Live In San Francisco / .. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 4:17 $1.29
7.

Heroin (Live In San Francisco / 1969.. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 8:13 $1.29
8.

Lisa Says (2014 Mix) Velvet Underground (45th An.. 3:00 $1.29
9.

Sunday Morning (Stereo) Velvet Underground & Ni.. 2:56 $1.29
10.

Ride Into the Sun (2014 Mix) Velvet Underground (45th An.. 3:33 $1.29
11.

We're Gonna Have a Real Good Tim.. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 2:56 $1.29
12.

I Can't Stand It (2014 Mix) Velvet Underground (45th An.. 3:26 $1.29
13.

Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (Early Version.. Loaded (Fully Loaded Editio.. 4:13 $1.29
14.

Venus in Furs (Stereo) Velvet Underground & Ni.. 5:12 $1.29
15.

I'm Waiting for the Man (Stereo) Velvet Underground & Ni.. 4:39 $1.29
16.

I'm Set Free (Live In San Franci.. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 4:46 $1.29
17.

I Can't Stand It Anymore (Live I.. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 6:51 $1.29
18.

Pale Blue Eyes (Live In San Francisc.. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 6:05 $1.29
19.

Rock and Roll (Live In San Francisco.. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 6:54 $1.29
20.

Beginning To See the Light (Live In .. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 5:37 $1.29
21.

What Goes On (Live In San Francisco .. Velvet Underground (45th An.. 4:33 $1.29
22.

She's My Best Friend Velvet Underground (45th An.. 3:07 $1.29
23.

Foggy Notion Velvet Underground (45th An.. 6:58 $1.29
24.

Candy Says Velvet Underground (45th An.. 4:03 $1.29
25.

I Found a Reason Loaded 4:17 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Sweet Jane


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