Listen to Some Pre-Velvet Underground Lou Reed

Before the Velvet Underground came together in 1965, Lou Reed had already been playing in bands for about ten years. Dangerous Minds dug up some of that pre-VU material. Here’s a sample. This sounds suspiciously like something that could come from a certain corner of today’s indie scene.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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