Laid-back tunes, cool black leather and shades, and a partnership with Andy Warhol for an album cover – what more could they have asked for? Take a quick hit of The Velvet Underground’s tunes that got the ball rolling for the band in the ‘60s.
The cover for this band’s 1967 album may be one of the most popular album covers there is in the history of album art. Pop artist Andy Warhol’s peel-off banana album sleeve has become synonymous to pop culture and The Velvet Underground.
But underneath the ridiculously famous album cover is an unpretentious collection of tracks from the band that can bend popular understanding of music nowadays. Lou Reed’s simple and laid-back approach to the band’s songs offer relaxed listening without letting too much sound checks go to waste.
The music of The Velvet Underground can even be classified as something that follows the spoken word style only it is ridden with infectious beats and guitar riffs that jut out effectively at different intervals. The Velvet Underground offered simple listening with a bare-all attitude that doesn’t go overboard. Take a listen and be sure to find a comfortable, plush lounge chair that you can sink into while listening.
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