During the verses, Lou Reed and guitarist recite different verses of poetry simultaneously, with the voices positioned strictly to the left and right. I Velvet Underground intonarono sia l'apologia trionfale sia il lamento funebre di questo mondo terribile e seducente. The Velvet Underground scavenged the narrow alleys of the bad parts of town, and scavenged the subconscious of the urban kid, for emotional scraps that were a barbaric by-product of the original spirit of rock'n'roll. Ma questi non sono i Velvet Underground, sono il complesso di accompagnamento di Lou Reed, padre fondatore del glam-rock e del rock decadente. She released Life In Exile After Abdication 50 Skidillion Watts, 1989 , finally an album of originals with several songs dedicated to her friends of the golden era.
The second album, White Light White Heat Verve, 1967 , was realized without Nico, who had parted ways to follow Warhol, after a series of failed concerts in empty theaters. The album, produced by , recharted in 2013 peaking at number 129. Their goal was only marginally the sonic reproduction of the psychedelic experience. The discography of the American band consists of five , five , thirteen , two and seven. So much sickly inspection into the degradation of customs yields morbid songs and prolonged delirium, altered by a sound pushed to the limit of tolerance.
The album was more than their first album, featuring a loud and aggressive musical style. Songs such as Heroin and Waiting For My Man had nothing in common with the Merseybeat that ruled the media. Cale arranges the sound and the atmosphere with an infinity of strategies, from raw noise to the thinly perverse and seducing, exotic sound of the viola, leaning repeatedly on the most grinding notes, delving into electronic avant garde and repetition. The album, produced by , recharted in 2013 peaking at number 129. Warhol si circondava di un popolo di diseredati, estratto dai bassifondi di New York, un popolo di teppisti, prostitute, omosessuali, drag queen e drogati che diventa il protagonista delle canzoni dei Velvet Underground.
The only rule was not to play blues, because too many bands were already doing it. It contains one hour of previously unreleased songs in addition to all the original mixes of the first and fourth albums. Also in the 90s, the band reunited for a European tour. I Velvet Underground furono innanzitutto grandi poeti della metropoli. Recorded in 1968 at in , , the album's sound—consisting largely of ballads and straightforward rock songs—marked a notable shift in style from the band's previous recordings.
These songs have little in common with the rest of popular music because they are not really songs: they are cheerless reports from a war zone, a chilling soundtrack for an intolerable reality. The aim of their music was to transmit emotions, to express uneasiness, to communicate within their environment. La musica dei Velvet Underground era una medicina per sopravvivere in quegli ambienti. The discography of the American band consists of five , five , thirteen , two and seven. After their break-off, several compilation albums were released, some of which feature from their previous studio sessions, most notably , which peaked at number 85 on Billboard and 47 on the. As if to compensate for the shortcomings of the album, their popularity continued to soar, so much so that they played at the grand opening of Max's Kansas City - a gig that lasted two months.
However, when reissued in 1985 it peaked at number 197 in the Billboard chart. From the very beginning their sound included distortion, feedback, Oriental drone, Middle Eastern scales, mantras, raga, free-jazz improvisation, and the tribal rhythms of American Indian pow-wows and African folk. But this is not the Velvet Underground, this is Lou Reed, the founding father of glam-rock and decadent rock, with backup band. The absence of Nico's tormented tone and the hazy atmosphere it helped create, left more space for Reed's delirious discourse and Cale's radical experiments. With these elements removed, not much remains of the Velvet Underground.
Although less impressive, White Light White Heat 1967 contains Sister Ray, which probably remains the ultimate, definitive masterpiece of rock music, an epic piece that rivals Beethoven's symphonies and John Coltrane's metaphysical improvisations. Although the songs were successful and popular in several music radios, neither singles, nor the album itself peaked in any music chart. In May the caravan of actors, movie-makers, dancers and musicians was set in motion for a tour that carried their exhibition of perversion and depravity all the way to the West Coast. One year later, was released by , the first time by a major label. Squeeze Polydor, 1973 venne registrato da un gruppo che non aveva nulla a che spartire con i Velvet Underground. In such fashion the Velvet Underground learned to produce their original style. Ma i Velvet Underground avevano poca o nulla soggezione nei confronti della tradizione e poca o nulla paura di sperimentare.
Sweet Sister Ray 2013 documents four live performances of their masterpiece from 1967, 1968 and 1969. Their lyrics are anthems to sexual deviance and drug addiction, experienced more like miraculous and cathartic rituals than hedonistic behavior. Lou Reed era l'enfant prodige di una famiglia ebrea di Brooklyn. Nel 1994 Tucker, Morrison e Cale suoneranno dal vivo all'Andy Warhol Museum. The mile-long versions of What Goes On and Ocean, featuring Moe Tucker's hallucinogenic drumming in full glory, and the unadulterated rock and roll of Sweet Bonnie Brown restores dignity to this period, proving that Lou Reed's cynicism had not yet sterilized all the passions of the group. Title Writer s Length 1. In a review of the album's 1985 reissue, Rolling Stone 's remarked that both The Velvet Underground and its predecessor lack the diverse range of the band's 1967 debut album and the precise accessibility of 1970.
On March 12, 1967 they released their debut album featuring German singer. Il successo di pubblico era inversamente proporzionale alla grandezza artistica del disco. In 1973, he recorded their fifth and last regular studio album,. The sessions were constructive and happy and creative, everybody was working together. On stage, the music converged in a fusion of personalities. It's also the only cut on the album, except for the mantra Here She Comes Now, that's even reminiscent of formal song structure.
I thought it would be a terrible mistake, and I really believed that. With the help of Lou Reed her career was revived. This epic snake slithers for seventeen minutes without a moment's pause, with a throbbing beat Maureen Tucker has every the right to list herself among the best drummers in rock history , with distorted and hissing guitar phrasing comprised of vehement assaults and soft whispers in counterpoint, with the continuous electric martyrdom of Cale, and with the acutely spirited voice of a stuttering Reed, epileptic and possessed. The band snubbed the protest, the flower children, the typical behavior of the stars. The Velvet Underground were among the first bands to conceive rock music as creative art, not as a commercial product to sell in this or that format.