Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Literate, Confrontational, Intense, Cerebral, Acerbic, Ominous, Menacing, Searching, Atmospheric, Brittle, Crunchy, Fractured, Volatile, Eerie, Detached, Gentle, Rebellious, Wry, Melancholy, Soothing, Druggy
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 career, but is now recognized as one of the most important and influential of its 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.
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New York City, New York, U.S.
Music Genre (Text)
Experimental rock, art rock, avant-garde, proto-punk
1964–73, (reunions: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996)
Verve, Atlantic, Polydor, MGM, Mercury, Cotillion
Nico, Theatre of Eternal Music
Past Group Members
Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Angus MacLise, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule, Walter Powers, Willie Alexander
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