The Velvet Underground

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Yer da claims JSA, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Yer da claims JSA

    Yer da claims JSA Full Back

    so the story goes: their first album only sold 10,000 copies but everyone who bought went out and started a band

    • Roxy music
    • Bowie
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Talking Heads
    • Joy Division
    • The white Stripes
    • U2
    • Nirvana
    • The Kooks
    • Flaming Lips
    • REM
    • Morrissey
    • Sex Pistols
    Has there ever been a more influential band, ever?
     
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  2. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Reynolds Girls
     
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  3. luvulongtime

    luvulongtime Striker

    i'm waiting for my man..has some of the best lyrics ever written imo..


    I'm waiting for my man
    Twenty-six dollars in my hand..
     
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  4. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    The Kooks? Much as I really like The Velvet Underground, that's more of a dog turd on the forehead than a recommendation.
     
  5. Yer da claims JSA

    Yer da claims JSA Full Back

    Sister Ray is a better yarn than anything Mark Twain ever wrote and is more digestible
     
  6. Yer da claims JSA

    Yer da claims JSA Full Back

    Apparently the track She Moves In Her Own Way was an homage to Maureen Tucker and an attempt to acknowledge her playing bins over drums
     
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  7. cluffy

    cluffy Striker

    It’s not a story man :lol:

    Beatles were a weeny bit more influential
     
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  8. Is that just another ‘I was at The Sex Pistols at Free Trade Hall’ myth.....
     
  9. luvulongtime

    luvulongtime Striker

    hey white boy what you doing uptown
     
  10. Yer da claims JSA

    Yer da claims JSA Full Back

    That’s this thread debunked. Lock it, mods
     
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  11. cluffy

    cluffy Striker

    I doubt Steve Jones bought a copy as he used to just nick everything
     
  12. Yer da claims JSA

    Yer da claims JSA Full Back

    America is mental - they romanticise manifest destiny and some daft declaration but don’t pay permanent respect to their greatest ever export
     
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  13. cluffy

    cluffy Striker

    Used to love laughing Lou mind.
    Berlin is fantastic :cool:
     
  14. Yer da claims JSA

    Yer da claims JSA Full Back

    At one point, Berlin was to music what the Sunderland academy is to the England national team
     
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  15. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

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  17. Fact Hunt

    Fact Hunt Winger

    Baring 4 or 5 decent songs, probably the most overrated band in the history of modern music (imho)

    He’s a big Chelsea fan
     
  18. I've still got the one I bought 50 years ago from a shop called Strand which used to be where Idols pub is/was.
     
  19. Longy

    Longy Striker

    I’m slowly getting into them like. Stuck the Velvet Underground radio on Spotify on a few times coming home from work. Need to give them more of a careful listen.
     
  20. ozz

    ozz Midfield

    Lou Reed fell out with the band making loaded and I don’t think he is on some of the songs. Great album though.
     

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