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The Velvet Underground and Nico at 50.

The Velvet Underground and Nico was a seminal album released in 1967. Even before the Summer of Love got going, VU took a darker approach to modern alternative culture with music that pioneered experimental rock. John Diliberto gives the impressions of a former Velvet Underground denier.

Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Meditations

LOU REED: METAL MACHINE MEDITATIONS Hear an interview with Lou Reed talking about his final album. You may not think of Lou Reed, who passed away on October 27, as a meditative kind of guy, but the founding member of The Velvet Underground and purveyor of proto-punk songs created an electronic CD designed for meditation…