The Velvet Underground
|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1996
Inducted by: Patti Smith
First Eligible: 1992 Ceremony
Inducted Members: John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker
Snubbed Members: Doug Yule, Nico
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1992 (ranked #25) .
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It took five years? More proof that a lot of these mainstream acts have no idea about the underground scene.
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 16:29pm
As far as "underground" bands go, the VU are pretty well known.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 18:43pm
The Velvet Underground is probably the worst band I've ever heard.
Posted by Theo on Sunday, 03.15.09 @ 11:57am
If you want a fun listen, try playing the Shirelles' "Boys" and the Velvet Underground's "Rock And Roll" back to back. I'm not saying the VU stole anything... it's just a fun side-by-side comparison.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 01:23am
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 06:04am
It is a scandal that it took 5 years for the VU to be inducted and that Lou, Sterling and John Cale are still not in solo!
Posted by Rick Rod on Thursday, 12.2.10 @ 11:46am
I could see a case for Reed being made but Cales stuff was oo experimental for the hall and Sterling's not substantial enough.
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 12.2.10 @ 12:04pm
"The Velvet Underground is probably the worst band I've ever heard." - Theo
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 01.22.11 @ 08:42am
While there are many other possible examples, the five year wait for the VU pretty much encapsulates everything wrong with the RRHOF. I'm not going to point to Brian Eno's very famous (& accurate!) quote, but w/o the VU "art rock", "glam" & "punk rock" would have taken very different directions. The band- as well as Reed & Cale individually, are giants in the world of Rock Music. A five year wait was bulls--t.
Posted by Skip on Friday, 01.20.12 @ 06:15am
Agreed. TVU are probably one of the most influential bands in rock.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.22.12 @ 11:13am
Rest in Peace Lou Reed.
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 10.27.13 @ 14:50pm
Mok is dead. RIP.
Posted by astrodog on Sunday, 10.27.13 @ 16:51pm
Maureen Tucker rocks! RIP Lou.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:37pm
Why wasn't Nico inducted with them?
Posted by Sue on Wednesday, 10.26.16 @ 06:02am
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