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    The Velvet Underground – Under Review

    May 1st, 2009

    The Velvet Underground – Under Review

    The Velvet Underground: Under Review is a 2006 documentary about the legendary 1960s rock band. As most living organisms know, the Velvets were one of the primary sperms to spawn punk, noise rock, goth and indie–but not, as some believe, Velveeta processed cheese. After they formed in 1965, the Velvets wasted no time bringing pure innovation to the table, as they seamlessly laminated the clever rock ‘n’ roll songs of singer / guitarist Lou Reed, the La Monte Young-inspired avant-garde drones of violist John Cale, the stern and foreboding vocals of Nico, the second guitar foundation of Sterling Morrison, and the caveman-like cymbal-less backbeat of drummer Moe Tucker into a beautiful, exotic, scintillating whole.

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