“The glam-rock trappings are mesmerizing, but the album endures because of the great music and Lou’s poetry.”
They called themselves the Velvet Underground, their name inspired by a 1963 paperback.
Todd Haynes directed a new documentary on the Velvet Underground. Watch the first trailer.
MTV itself launched in 1981 as a 24-hour channel dedicated to music videos. MTV soon began branching out into news and specialty shows. In 1986, MTV launched 120 Minutes, a show focusing on more cutting-edge or “alternative” music. This meant bands like Husker Du, the Replacements, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth, Belly, and New Order instead…