The Velvet Underground

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The Velvet Underground
Velvet Underground 1993 promo photo.jpg
The Velvet Underground reformed in 1993. Frae left tae right: Morrison (at back), Tucker, Cale an Reed
Background information
Forby kent as
  • The Warlocks
  • The Falling Spikes
Oreigin New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Years active 1964–1973, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996
Associate acts
Past members

The Velvet Underground wis a rock baund formed in New York, Americae, bi sangster/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, an drummer Angus MacLise (wha wis replaced bi Moe Tucker in 1965). Despite achievin little commercial success during its exeestence, the Velvet Underground is nou recognised as ane o the baunds maist influential tae rock, unmergrund, experimental, an alternative muisic.[6] The provocative subject matter, muisical experimentation, an eften nihilistic attitudes explored in the baund's wark would pruive influential in the development o punk rock an new wave muisic.[7]

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  6. Kot, Greg (October 21, 2014). "The Velvet Underground: As influential as The Beatles?". BBC. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  7. Unterberger, Richie. "The Velvet Underground - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 March 2017.