IF THEY'RE GOOD ENOUGH FOR PHISH, BECK AND THE CROWES
THEN THEY'RE GOOD ENOUGH FOR US!
The Velvet Underground seems to be experiencing a bit of a resurgence these days, with indie bands returning to their brutal/pretty template and big rock acts covering their tunes (sadly, no good video of "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" or "Rock And Roll" readily available). They are one of the foundational acts to emerge from 1960s, and as with many great ideas, their power to inform and influence continues to be strong today.
Here's a lil' background on the Velvets.
Just how does one dance to this noise?
Rehearsal footage put to a marvelous tune.
Lou Reed offers up a pretty sweet reading of Velvet's classic "Sunday Morning."
This was filmed on 16mm at the Annual Dinner of the New York Society for Clinical Psychiatry in 1966. Trippy, n'est pas?
The reunion a number of years back was actually pretty satisfying, even if it wasn't really vintage Velvets. Nostalgia with more polish than the original is more like it, but you got killers like this out of the deal.
Lastly, a fan produced video for one of the seemingly sweet numbers full of razor sharp thoughts. Ah, now that's a Velvet Underground song!