House band of Worhol’s creative lair the Factory, the Velvet Underground sound was the backdrop for his sixties POP art movement. If you were around and in the Big Apple at the time, and you liked drugs, sex, and art, this is what you would be listening to on any given night in this shady bohemian underworld. Of course you wouldn’t be reading this because you’d probably be dead, as most that frequented it now are.
Every excess was considered a success. It was a time of experimentation and exploitation; although the music here is pretty straight forward rock & roll. It’s very stripped down, and both lite and wonderfully dark.
If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see
I’d put you in the mirror I put in front of me
Linger on your pale blue eyes…