‘Vinyl’ Series Features Julian Casablancas’ Cover of Velvet Underground, Plus Bowie, Zep, Iggy, Kinks, Elton John, T. Rex

The new hit HBO series Vinyl is yet more evidence that the revivalist spirit for the days when rock and roll was king hasn’t lost any steam.

Bands & Artists Featured in Vinyl Series

The following is the official track listing for Volumes I & II of the Vinyl series. Many of the artists and bands are not exactly well-known, but the ones that are, and the best tracks, are included in our custom playlist below, featuring the new Julian Casablancas‘ cover of The Velvet Underground‘s 1967 track, “Run Run Run.”

Other artists and bands featured, or mentioned, in the series include Led Zeppelin, David Bowie (RIP), Lou Reed, David Johansen, Alice Cooper, MC5, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, Grand Funk Railroad, Elton John, T. Rex, Iggy Pop, among many others.

Sidebar: Velvet Underground’s Rare RRR Vid and ‘Rock & Roll’

Here’s a 1967 live version (not best video/audio quality, but better than expected for almost 50 years ago!) of “Run Run Run” (and “Loop”) by Lou Reed The Velvet Underground.

And the iconic rock and roll song, simply titled, “Rock & Roll,” from The Velvet Underground.

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