The Velvet Underground, live and in color in 1967 - shot by Andy Worhol

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This video isn't great. The picture quality is off and there are some sound problems but in 1967 very few people thought to get video footage of the Velvet Underground, much less in color. They were a band that would strongly influence future generations of musicians and that would achieve a tremendous amount of success after the fact, but in 67 they were hardly a household word.

Fortunately one of their biggest fans was Andy Worhol who really liked to film things. So, here via Dangerous Minds is 33 minutes of the Velvet Underground at the Boston Tea Party nightclub. It includes songs that would become legendary in later years including "I’m Waiting For The Man,” “Heroin,” and “Venus In Furs.”

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