• SHARE

If commercial success were a measure of a band’s future influence than Rush and Peaches & Herb would be the prevailing inspirations for pop music today.

Instead, lurking in the background of Beck and Bjork are a whole array of sales flops. The Velvet Underground’s lyrical noise pop, Scott Walker’s lush orchestrations and Neu’s ponderous prog rock were spectacularly unsuccessful when first released.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW