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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City. The group achieved little commercial success during its existence, but is now recognized as among the most influential acts of the rock era. The group was briefly managed by Andy Warhol, and served as the house band at the Silver Factory and Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966 to 1967. The provocative subject matter, musical experimentation, and often nihilistic attitudes explored in their music proved influential in the development of punk rock and alternative music.

Their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico featured German singer and collaborator Nico and was called 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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Genres rock psychedelic rock garage rock art rock avantgarde
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Top release The Velvet Underground & Nico

Albums

  1. 7.0
    The Velvet Underground & Nico
    1967
  2. White Light/White Heat
    1968
  3. 3.0
    The Velvet Underground
    1969
  4. Loaded
    1970
  5. Squeeze
    1973
  6. Even More Vengeance
    1993
  7. At the Andy Warhol Museum
    1998

Other releases

  1. Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground featuring Nico
    1971
  2. Etc.
    1981
  3. Historia de la Música Rock - 38
    1982
  4. VU
    1984
  5. Another View
    1986
  6. The Best of The Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed
    1989
  7. Collector's Dream
    1991
  8. Chronicles
    1991
  9. What Goes On
    1993
  10. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 2
    1995
  11. The Best of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground
    1995
  12. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 1
    1995
  13. Selections from The Velvet Underground: Peel Slowly and See
    1995
  14. Peel Slowly and See
    1995
  15. A Walk With the Velvet Underground
    1997
  16. The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Velvet Underground
    2000
  17. 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Velvet Underground
    2000
  18. Rock and Roll: An Introduction to The Velvet Underground
    2001