The Velvets were short lived, but also brilliant to the point of short-circuiting everything previously thought to be known about the limits of the rock and roll genre.
There were four official releases, each one distinctly amazing in its own way, and roughly two studio albums of unreleased recordings.
One of the best things about music is its versatility. There are songs that pump us up ("Eye of the Tiger"), songs that make us dance (anything by the Killers) and songs that make us want to stick our head in the oven (thanks a lot, REM).
When it comes to breaking up with the love of your life, well, there's even a song for that. Take a look at our list of some of the best breakup (and getting back together) songs on an airwave near you: 1.
So even if you do find yourself in the company of a great guy who seems to have nothing but squeaky clean intentions in mind, be wary.
It may all have started with a great conversation where both of you suddenly realize that you have a lot in common with each other.
Provided a sort of instant cachet at their outset through their affiliation with Andy Warhol, who ostensibly “managed” the group and made them the house band for his Exploding Plastic Inevitable multi-media events, the Velvets had enough initial entre into the music industry to secure a record deal from Verve and a small amount of funding to record their first album.
Playing his accustomed role as weird impresario, Warhol insisted the band add the German model Nico to a lineup that included the creative doppelgangers and frequent rivals Lou Reed and John Cale, the brilliantly inventive guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen “Mo” Tucker, whose simplistic, nearly primal approach to percussion was the band’s secret weapon.
The perennially whispered-about Beyoncé and Jay Z collaborative album is still mythical, but at least DJ Khaled managed to unite them for this one track, which is exactly the type of song you might want playing as you're driving your Jet Ski around in the dark Miami night.
Guy best friends and your life First off, men aren’t built to blend in with women and gossip about last year’s fashion and fancy detox diets.
They’re out there in the world to sow their wild oats.
Having a man who isn’t really your man as your arm candy is fashionable and safe. Guy best friends may help you understand the world of men better, and may even help you devise the perfect way to snag a smoldering hunk for yourself.
Everything may seem just perfect with a male BFF in your arm, but is it really as simple as it seems or are you just wearing those murky rose tinted glasses again?