Apple has secured the rights to “The velvet metro“, for Apple TV +, a new documentary by Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes. The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York in 1964 by singer / guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965). The group was initially active between 1965 and 1973, and was briefly directed by pop artist Andy Warhol, serving as house band at Factory and Warhol’s Exploding events. Plastic Inevitable.from 1966 to 1967.
The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, solidifying their place as one of rock’n’roll’s most revered bands. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, “The Velvet Underground” shows how the group has become a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the group is both of their time, but timeless; literary but realistic; rooted in high art and street culture.
The Apple Original Film features in-depth interviews with key players of the era, combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental arts that create an immersive experience. in what founding member John Cale describes as the group’s creative philosophy: “how to be stylish and how to be brutal”.
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You can check out the YouTube channel for The Velvet Underground here which presents a series of videos of the band’s music.
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