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The Velvet Underground

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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Genres rock psychedelic rock art rock avantgarde garage rock
Picks
  1. Sweet Jane
  2. Pale Blue Eyes
  3. What Goes On
Top release The Velvet Underground & Nico

Albums

  1. [untitled]
    1966
  2. 7.0
    The Velvet Underground & Nico
    1967
  3. White Light/White Heat
    1968
  4. 3.0
    The Velvet Underground
    1969
  5. The Velvet Underground
    1969
  6. Loaded
    1970
  7. Squeeze
    1973
  8. Even More Vengeance
    1993
  9. La Cave 1968 (Problems in Urban Living)
    1996
  10. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Remembering The Velvet Underground)
    1996
  11. At the Andy Warhol Museum
    1998
  12. The Legendaly Guitar Amp Tapes 2006 Remastered
    2006
  13. The Playhouse 1993 SBD
    2007

Other releases

  1. All Tomorrow’s Parties / I’ll Be Your Mirror
    1966
  2. White Wind / Loop
    1966
  3. Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale
    1966
  4. White Light/White Heat
    1967
  5. What Goes On
    1969
  6. Pop History
    1971
  7. Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground featuring Nico
    1971
  8. Live at Max's Kansas City
    1972
  9. 1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed
    1974
  10. Etc.
    1981
  11. Everything You’ve Ever Heard About…
    1982
  12. Historia de la Música Rock - 38
    1982
  13. And So On
    1982
  14. VU
    1984
  15. Polydor Presents....
    1986
  16. Another View
    1986
  17. 1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed, Volume 2
    1988
  18. 1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed, Volume 1
    1988
  19. The Best of Velvet Underground (words and music of Lou Reed)
    1989
  20. The Best of The Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed
    1989
  21. Andy Warhol
    1990
  22. Super Stars Best Collection
    1990
  23. Collector's Dream
    1991
  24. Chronicles
    1991
  25. The Best of Yesteryear
    1991
  26. Sweet Sister Ray’s Murder Mystery
    1992
  27. What Goes On
    1993
  28. Searchin' for My Mainline
    1993
  29. Live MCMXCIII
    1993
  30. Live in Columbus 1966, Part 2
    1993
  31. Sweet Jane
    1993
  32. Take a Trip
    1993
  33. Live in Columbus 1966, Part 1
    1993
  34. The Lost Live Tapes 1969
    1994
  35. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 2
    1995
  36. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 1
    1995
  37. Selections from The Velvet Underground: Peel Slowly and See
    1995
  38. The Best of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground
    1995
  39. Peel Slowly and See
    1995
  40. The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes
    1996
  41. Sweet Sister Ray
    1996
  42. A Walk With the Velvet Underground
    1997
  43. Caught Between the Twisted Stars
    1998
  44. Classic Velvet Underground
    2000
  45. 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Velvet Underground
    2000
  46. Something Different
    2001
  47. Rock & Roll: An Introduction to The Velvet Underground
    2001
  48. Final V.U.: 1971–1973
    2001
  49. Bootleg Series, Volume 1: The Quine Tapes
    2001
  50. 1965-70: The Story, The Lyrics
    2002
  51. The Very Best of The Velvet Underground
    2003
  52. Yesterday’s Parties
    2005
  53. Ultimate Mono & Acetates
    2005
  54. Gold
    2005
  55. Ultimate Stereo Album
    2006
  56. 1966-11-04: If It's Too Loud for You Move Back!: Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, OH, USA
    2006
  57. Boston Tea Party 1969
    2007
  58. Rock Legends
    2007
  59. Psychedelic Sounds From the Gymnasium
    2008
  60. Live at the Gymnasium
    2008
  61. Playlist Plus
    2008
  62. White Light/White Heat + The Velvet Underground & Nico
    2009
  63. Velvet Redux: Live MCMXCIII
    2009
  64. Singles 1966–69
    2009
  65. Foggy Notion / I Can't Stand It
    2011
  66. Icon
    2011
  67. Sweet Sister Ray
    2012
  68. Live at End of Cole Avenue in Dallas, TX, 28th October 1969
    2012
  69. The Verve/MGM Albums
    2012
  70. Live at the End of Cole Ave. – The First Night
    2013
  71. La Cave 1968
    2013
  72. Chelsea Girls
    2014
  73. Live at the Boston Tea Party, December 12th 1968
    2014
  74. Live at the End of Cole Ave. – The Second Night
    2014
  75. Live at Second Fret, Philadelphia, May 9, 1970
    2015
  76. The Complete Matrix Tapes
    2015
  77. Boston Tea Party, Jan. 10, 1969
    2017
  78. Collected
    2017
  79. 1969
    2017
  80. IV
    2017
  81. La Cave 1968
  82. The Wild Side of the Street
  83. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 4
  84. Down for You Is Up
  85. The Psychopath's Rolling Stones: Rarities 66-93
  86. At the Factory: Warhol Tapes (bonus disc: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Edited Norman Dolph Acetate))
  87. Live at End Cole Avenue
  88. 1966-11-04: Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, OH, USA
  89. 1969-08-02: Hilltop Festival, Rindge, NH, USA
  90. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 3