Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
The Velvet Underground never sold many records, but, as many have said, it seems like every one of the group's fans went out and started a band. While The Velvet Underground's songs were constructed on the same three chords and 4/4 beat employed by most late-'60s rockers, the Velvets were unique in their intentional crudity, in their sense of beauty in ugliness, and in their lyrics.
The Velvets then took on Steve Sesnick as their manager and as a result the band split up because Lou Reed was having arguments with Sesnick.