History YMMV / VelvetUnderground

11th Dec '17 10:22:54 AM Anddrix
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** Some fans just can't stand Music/{{Nico}}'s voice, but opinion on Nico is [[LoveItOrHateIt polarized]] even outside VU fandom.

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** Some fans just can't stand Music/{{Nico}}'s voice, but opinion on Nico is [[LoveItOrHateIt polarized]] polarized even outside VU fandom.
29th Nov '17 4:00:35 PM Mdumas43073
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** There's also the more elitist fans who refuse to listen to anything the band did after Cale's departure.

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** There's also the more elitist fans Then there are those who refuse to listen to anything the band did after Cale's departure.
29th Nov '17 3:59:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheScrappy: Doug Yule gets treated like this despite his contributions to the last two albums -- he wasn't invited to the 1993 reunion (although he said he would've declined anyway if he was asked), and was even excluded from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction.

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* TheScrappy: ReplacementScrappy: Doug Yule gets treated like this despite his contributions to on the last two albums -- albums; he wasn't invited to the 1993 reunion (although he later said he would've declined anyway if he was he'd been asked), and was even excluded from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction.
12th Nov '17 6:43:41 PM DavidDelony
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* AmericansHateTingle: It's a [[CommonKnowledge widely-circulated myth]] that West Coast hippies hated the band for its dark songs, but much of the officially-released live material is sourced from San Francisco. The audience response is warm, with fans calling out favorite songs, hardly the hostile reaction that you might have expected otherwise.

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* AmericansHateTingle: It's a [[CommonKnowledge widely-circulated myth]] that West Coast hippies hated the band for its dark songs, but songs. Contrary to this perception, much of the officially-released live material is sourced from San Francisco. The audience response is warm, with fans calling out favorite songs, hardly the hostile reaction that you might have expected otherwise.
21st Apr '17 4:03:43 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* MainstreamObscurity: Despite the band's '''massive''' impact on popular music, not many people outside the professional music scene have heard of them and even fewer have actually listened to their songs.
9th Jan '17 3:00:17 AM 06tele
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** When Lou Reed died in 2013, the whole Internet exploded with grief.
17th Oct '16 4:41:35 PM DavidDelony
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* AmericansHateTingle: It's a [[CommonKnowledge widely-circulated myth]] that West Coast hippies hated the band for its dark songs, but many of the officially-released live material is sourced from San Francisco. The audience response is warm, with fans calling out favorite songs, hardly the hostile reaction that you might have expected otherwise.

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* AmericansHateTingle: It's a [[CommonKnowledge widely-circulated myth]] that West Coast hippies hated the band for its dark songs, but many much of the officially-released live material is sourced from San Francisco. The audience response is warm, with fans calling out favorite songs, hardly the hostile reaction that you might have expected otherwise.
17th Oct '16 4:39:33 PM DavidDelony
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* AmericansHateTingle: It's a [[CommonKnowledge widely-circulated myth]] that West Coast hippies hated the band for its dark songs, but many of the officially-released live material is sourced from San Francisco. The audience response is warm, with fans calling out favorite songs, hardly the hostile reaction that you might have expected otherwise.
14th Aug '16 8:37:11 PM gewunomox
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* AwesomeMusic: Pretty much all of their albums. There's a reason why they're one of the most influential bands of all time.
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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Pretty much all of their albums. There's a reason why they're one of the most influential bands of all time.
** ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico'', ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'', ''Music/TheVelvetUnderground'', and ''Music/{{Loaded}}''.
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico'', ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'', ''Music/TheVelvetUnderground'', and ''Music/{{Loaded}}''.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "The Gift" from ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'' as a whole, notably the in-song "audience"'s reaction.
** "Temptation Inside of Your Heart", with all the random StudioChatter during the song (including Reed's [[ArtisticLicensePhysics "Electricity comes from other planets!"]])



* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: "The Gift" from ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'' as a whole, notably the in-song "audience"'s reaction.
** "Temptation Inside of Your Heart", with all the random StudioChatter during the song (including Reed's [[ArtisticLicensePhysics "Electricity comes from other planets!"]])



* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: The '60s and '70s live recordings were almost all recorded by amateurs, because the band had no idea that people would want to hear live performances of theirs decades down the road, and as one Allmusic review states, "Whether the original Velvets rehearsed regularly or not, in concert their every movement appeared to be a step into the absolute unknown."[[hottip:*:''1969 Live'' is the exception to the "recorded by amateurs" rule, and also appears to be the only recording from this period not sourced from an audience recording; however, even so there are issues with the sound quality on reissues due to the original four-track tapes apparently having been lost.]] Meanwhile, the live material from their 1990s reunion is professionally recorded and meticulously rehearsed, and thus there is a sort of familiarity to the material that many find disconcerting.

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* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: The '60s and '70s live recordings were almost all recorded by amateurs, because the band had no idea that people would want to hear live performances of theirs decades down the road, and as one Allmusic review states, "Whether the original Velvets rehearsed regularly or not, in concert their every movement appeared to be a step into the absolute unknown. "[[hottip:*:''1969 Live'' is the exception to the "recorded by amateurs" rule, and also appears to be the only recording from this period not sourced from an audience recording; however, even so there are issues with the sound quality on reissues due to the original four-track tapes apparently having been lost.]] Meanwhile, the live material from their 1990s 1990's reunion is professionally recorded and meticulously rehearsed, and thus there is a sort of familiarity to the material that many find disconcerting.



* TheScrappy: Doug Yule gets treated like this despite his contributions to the last two albums - he wasn't invited to the 1993 reunion (although he said he would've declined anyway if he was asked), and was even excluded from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame induction.

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* TheScrappy: Doug Yule gets treated like this despite his contributions to the last two albums - -- he wasn't invited to the 1993 reunion (although he said he would've declined anyway if he was asked), and was even excluded from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of of Fame induction.



* SophomoreSlump: ''White Light/White Heat'' is a notable aversion. It's often cited by critics as one of the best albums of all time and was as crucial to the development of PunkRock as the first album was.
* VindicatedByHistory: Music/BrianEno [[BeamMeUpScotty is credited with]] saying it best: only 1,000 people bought ''The Velvet Underground & Nico'', and all of them started a band.
** We can '''NOT''' leave out how the VU, along with Music/FrankZappa, were '''[[ThePowerOfRock/RealLife HUGELY INFLUENTIAL]]''' on the Velvet Revolution led by playwright Vaclav Havel, which led to the overthrow of the Stalinist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia. Havel later became the country's President and continued in office after the Velvet Divorce peacefully split the country into UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic and UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}}. Reed AND Zappa would both go on to separately interview Havel. (Reed's can be found in his book ''Between Thought And Expression: Selected Lyrics of Lou Reed''.)

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* SophomoreSlump: ''White Light/White Light / White Heat'' is a notable aversion. It's often cited by critics as one of the best albums of all time and was as crucial to the development of PunkRock as the first album was.
* VindicatedByHistory: Music/BrianEno [[BeamMeUpScotty is credited with]] saying it best: only Only 1,000 people bought ''The Velvet Underground & Nico'', and all of them started a band.
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** We can '''NOT''' leave out how the VU, along with Music/FrankZappa, were '''[[ThePowerOfRock/RealLife HUGELY INFLUENTIAL]]''' on the Velvet Revolution led by playwright Vaclav Havel, which led to the overthrow of the Stalinist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia. Havel later became the country's President and continued in office after the Velvet Divorce peacefully split the country into UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic and UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}}. Reed AND Zappa would both go on to separately interview Havel. (Reed's can be found in his book ''Between Thought And and Expression: Selected Lyrics of Lou Reed''.)
8th Mar '16 3:50:25 PM DavidDelony
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Songs about drugs and sadomasochism at ear-splitting volume? Most music fans in the '60s were terrified of the band.
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