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Best Bands Influenced by Velvet Undergroundpunksnotdead I like the idea of the similar lists, but apart from the Beatles, I'd say Nirvana and RATM are still too recent themselves to really had an impact and influence to make it an interesting list. On the other hand. V.U. (especially there debut album ' Velvet Underground & Nico' ('67)), just the iconic Warhol -cover with the banana, the fact it was at the time critically, as well as commercially totally a flop, but now found in any respectable list of greatest albums ever, greatest band, greatest cover, etc.. Original members like Lou Reed (RIP) and John Cale equally (if not more) known as solo artists, German NIco (bless her soul too) regarded as a sex symbol, lesser known Maureen Tucker, one of the first female rock drummers, The Andy Warhol connection and it goes on and on. Back then, 1967, Peace & Love, Flower-Power, Cannabis and LSD-colourful psychedelia, the Velvets wrote (sung) lyrics about Heroin, S&M, Prostitution, Death, Depression and other subjects, all taboo, outrageous and provocative, their music well ahead of its time. I think, I mentioned enough for now, to stress the significance and importance for this list to be included on your enjoyable website.. And, I'd be very curious what people might add. Don't know where to begin myself!
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1 The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.
2 Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
They even covered 'Sister Ray' on 'Still'. - punksnotdead
3 Talking Heads Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison.
4 David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
5 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
6 Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
7 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.
8 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.
9 Patti Smith Group
10 Siouxsie & The Banshees
11 Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.
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