Who Cover Velvet Underground?

Hear St. Vincent, Fontaines D.C. and Michael Stipe cover The Velvet Underground on new tribute album. The record features reimagined versions of every track from The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut album, a collaboration with German singer Nico simply dubbed ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’.

How was Velvet Underground and Nico recorded?

The bulk of the songs that would become The Velvet Underground & Nico were recorded in mid-April 1966, during a four-day stint at Scepter Studios, a run-down recording studio in Manhattan.

Did Lou Reed have a heroin problem?

He liked speedy drugs. But he did use heroin. And the song does come out of his own experience, which is, you know, I think another element of Lou’s work. You know, it was grounded in his own life.

Was Velvet Underground successful?

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964. Their integration of rock and the avant-garde achieved little commercial success during the group’s existence, but they are now recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock, underground, experimental, and alternative music.

Why is Velvet Underground so influential?

Recorded in 1966 but not released until the following year, The Velvet Underground and Nico was one of rock’s most important debuts, a pioneering work that applied the disruptive aesthetics of avant-garde music and free jazz (drones, distortion, atonal feedback) to rock guitar.

What does Andy Warhol have to do with The Velvet Underground?

Andy Warhol and Lou Reed shared a strong bond for several years after the pioneering pop-artist discovered The Velvet Underground. The collaboration later resulted in him becoming their manager and elevating their status merely by connection, making the band one of the coolest bands on the planet.

Is perfect day a drug?

The song was written after Reed and his then fiancée (later his first wife), Bettye Kronstad, spent a day in Central Park. This popular understanding of the song as an ode to addiction led to its inclusion in the soundtrack for Trainspotting, a film about the lives of heroin addicts.

Who sings Velvet Underground heroin?

The Velvet Underground

Why is Velvet Underground so good?

The Velvet Underground are influential for many reasons. Lyrically, they explored subjects that were considered taboo- the seedy underworld of living in the sprawling urban metropolis of New York City, sexuality, drug use, alternative lifestyles and other forms of subculture interests.

Why is the Velvet Underground popular?

Who is more influential the Beatles or The Velvet Underground?

The Beatles were heard by more people than the Velvet Underground by a factor of 100s, or even 1000s so of course they were more influential. On the other hand, everyone who ever saw The Velvet Underground perform went out and started a band the next day.

Did The Velvet Underground play Woodstock?

It was said that when the Velvet Underground played Woodstock in the summer of 1969, that only the front 10,000 members of the audience could actually hear — but that a good 1000 of them were inspired to form bands of their own.