By Rob Jovanovic
With specific new interviews from the band, it is a eye-catching account of 1 of the main influential teams in rock background.
Brian Eno famously acknowledged "the first Velvet Underground album in simple terms bought 10,000 copies, yet all people who got it shaped a band." possibly no different musicians can declare such restricted chart luck and so enduring a musical legacy because the Velvet Underground. Artists together with David Bowie, The intercourse Pistols, pleasure department, Roxy track, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M., or even dissident Czech playwright and eventual president Václav Havel have brought up the Velvets as an enormous influence.
Seeing the Light provides the untold tale of the band. shaped by means of the mercurial Lou Reed and classically expert Welshman John Cale within the mid-1960s, the band first received notoriety after being followed by way of Andy Warhol. Warhol's patronage allowed the crowd to chart unexplored areas of rock 'n' roll, generating unforgettable and unsettling song that veered from droning, avant-garde experimentalism to folk-infused pop, providing taboo-busting stories of drug dependancy, prostitution, and sexual deviance. artistic tensions and pissed off ambition finally observed either Cale and Reed go away the band, to its ignominious end.
In the a long time on the grounds that, The Velvet Underground's track has attained vintage prestige, respected along The Beatles and The seashore Boys as one of many assets of contemporary pop. With particular new interviews from participants Moe Tucker and Doug xmas, in addition to the widow in their bandmate Sterling Morrison, journalist Rob Jovanovic peels again the mystique of 1 of an important bands in rock history.