Friday, October 26, 2012

For Fans of the Velvet Underground

On Tuesday, October 30, the Velvet Underground's first album, The Velvet Underground and Nico, will be re-released as a re-mastered 2 CD set.
While their sales back in the day were unremarkable, these Warhol darlings were the original indie, glam-grunge-punk band that heavily influenced all the great musical artist of the 60 and 70's and beyond. Their often foreboding songs told stories and are well worth appreciating in the now.

You can read all about it in this Wall Street Journal article and hear one of the songs sampled at the bottom of the article.

So look in your local stores, or more likely you may need to order online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble). Since it's a box set, I wouldn't recommend you just download it from iTunes or the like, assuming they offer it, but certainly that's a great way to sample a few songs.

Make the holidays - or b-day, or Happy Tuesday gift - for the Hip-Before-Their- Time rocker in your life.

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