It wasn’t until the alternative and indie rock movements of the 1980s that we began to appreciate the full influence — and the seminal nature — of the rock group the Velvet Underground.
While the band, fronted by Lou Reed, had always been critical darlings during their original 1960s and early ’70s run, they didn’t sell much and weren’t considered in the first pantheon of late-1960s rock acts, up there with the Beatles and Rolling Stones in terms of influence. Their dark subject matter and sonic dissonance didn’t make for fun stuff during the Summer of Love or Woodstock, but any rock critic could tell you the Smiths or Nirvana wouldn’t have existed without them.
It may be that, in the years to come, we recognize Elizabeth Warren as the Velvet Underground of white women posing as people of color to gain career privileges.
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