“Not for the kiddies,” pioneering rock encyclopedist Lillian Roxon wrote in her entry on The Velvet Underground. She hit the nail on the head: The Velvets can be considered the first adult rock ‘n’ roll band. With their arrival in 1966-67, they expanded the expressive possibilities of the music for all time.
The Velvets, Roxon noted perceptively, “were as far away as a group could possibly be from the world of incense and peppermints and lollipops and even earnest teenage protest. Theirs was the dim underworld of drugs and sexual... Read More
Rock, Psychedelic, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk