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Oftentimes, a history book in school will talk about the Underground Railroad as if it’s one sentence. But thousands of people decided to run, and they single-handedly changed the trajectory of our nation. By running to the North, they put a face to slavery, which recruited a lot of abolitionists.
I went from the most underground band in the world to signing with Madonna‘s producer and a record label that is extremely mainstream – it was interesting.
When I turned to writing fantasy, and writing for young people, it was joyous. It was like discovering an underground lake of ideas that went on forever.
I didn’t expect my popularity to be a mainstream thing, ’cause I’d only ever been an underground artist.
I don’t think there will ever be another company that has what Lucha Underground has. It’s very unique, exciting, and fresh – this is really something new.
Underground people pay a desperate toll finding out things nobody else has discovered yet. We run around like headless chickens looking for the next cultural fix to spiral around in before it gets appropriated somewhere else and becomes something it never was. There’s this sort of one-upmanship in the underground.
I first was introduced to really, I guess, underground electronic music when I was in middle school.
With ‘Lucha Underground,’ it’s really tight, and you don’t need to fast-forward. Everything you’re watching is important and entertaining.
I was always heavily interested in underground musical movements, the post-dubstep scene; Mount Kimbie were coming out, and bands like that.
I’m not trying to be some kind of underground renegade.
The Velvet Underground is probably the best band that’s ever existed, assuredly the best American one.
I’m a fan of Lucha Underground and hope they are successful.
We don’t really want to be the ‘Late Night’ of the Internet. We want to have one foot in the mainstream, one foot in the underground.
I’ve always been ahead of the curve when it came to trying new stuff in the underground scene.
The cool thing about ‘Sweet Tooth‘ is that you can bring influences from the underground and alternative people that I read and also bring in some genre influences, too, from movies and comics. And kind of mash it all up. It’s a fun project.
Actually, the only thing I regret is not making more underground films and bringing them with me as historical documents.
It is important that carbon storage is carefully regulated, that the process is transparent to the public, and that there is a clear accounting of what happened to the CO2. This is particularly true of underground storage, where there is always a small chance that pressurized CO2 could escape.
If you’ve never been to a live wrestling show, you need to go to one. To understand ‘Lucha Underground,’ you need to watch it.
In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain, same thing. It was all underground, but they needed the food of freedom that jazz offered.
I am excited by the opportunity to join such an extraordinary group of athletes and be a part of the ‘Lucha Underground’ family.
I think I’m commercial underground. I’m not commercial in the way that people consider ‘pop,’ but I’m not underground in the way that people consider that. either. I am just a cool guy.
What Public Enemy and Underground Resistance had in common was a rejection of the idea of music as entertainment.
There is kind of an underground conservative movement in Hollywood, really.
During the Civil War, the Underground Railroad became a spy network, so we could still have fresh stories for these characters years into the future, with desperate people still doing desperate things.
I just like being on my own on trains, traveling. I spent all my pocket money travelling the London Underground and Southern Railway, what used to be the Western region, and in Europe as much as I could afford it. My parents used to think I was going places, but I wasn’t, I was just travelling the trains.
I’m so proud of ‘Underground’ because it’s this thriller; it’s this action- adventure. It’s unexpected. People think it’s gonna one be one thing – they think it’s gonna be very depressing and downtrodden – and it’s empowering.
The end of coal in Appalachia doesn’t mean that America is running out of coal (there’s plenty left in Wyoming). But it should end the fantasy that coal can be an engine of job creation – the big open pit mines in Wyoming employ a tiny fraction of the number of people in an underground mine in Appalachia.
As far as being the guy and really the first guy with the reputation to sign on to be a part of ‘Lucha Underground,’ I take a great deal of pride in it.
I love the Velvet Underground, bro.
If you want to talk about EDM, let’s talk about Detroit underground music, Chicago house and let’s talk about all the things that got us to this place. We all get on the train of dance music. We need to all respectfully look through the carriages that have come before us and realize how we got here.
I guess, for me, what started me getting real excited about music was the New York punk and new-wave scene. All those bands looked back to the Velvet Underground and the Stooges and the Modern Lovers as well. But that was back when Television were punk, and the Talking Heads were punk.
My favorite model of success is when people say, ‘Nobody bought that first Velvet Underground album, but everyone who did started a band.’
‘You Talk’ was originally a copy of a certain Velvet Underground song.
There’s always going to be a fight between mainstream and underground because the mainstream is a very small bubble, and the underground scene is a very small bubble, and they both see themselves as secret societies. But I never saw it that way. I always thought music was open to all things.
I feel that in the underground world, there’s not enough vocals out there.
I know Diplo knows a lot about underground music culture – he was one of the people to put me onto music like that when I used to listen to the Mad Decent Mixes. It was like, ‘Oh, he knows what I want.’
I come from the underground, from the ground.
I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.
During the Second World War, we lived in a flat on Whitechapel Road in the East End of London. At one point during the blitz, the air-raid sirens went off every night for 30 nights, and each time, my parents would grab my sister and me and take us to the shelter beneath Whitechapel underground station.
In the public sector, there are a million people in the health service. There ought to be a couple of dozen or more on the Labour side, who learned their trade in different parts of the health service, and the public sector, and local government. And bus drivers, and people on the Underground.
The thing about hip-hop is that it’s from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.
Competition is always good, but I truly believe that ‘Lucha Underground’ has nothing to do with WWE or their programming. We are completely different, you know. And, in a way, we have more to offer.
I didn’t plan to be a politician. The founder of our country, David Ben-Gurion, called me from the kibbutz to serve in the underground. We were short of manpower, short of arms. I was 24 years old. I was supposed to serve my country for one or two years. I am 89 years old this year, and I keep going.
I made the choice to go into the world of underground poker.
Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren’t susceptible to rational evaluation. They grow quietly, spreading underground, and erupt suddenly, all over the place.
I like Velvet Underground, but I was never really hardcore into them. I like them, and I like Nico, but I won’t front like I’m super knowledgeable. I just never got around to it.
I had seen some films made about the underground music world in Tehran, and most of them were short documentaries about 30 or 40 minutes long. And I always wondered why they weren’t publicized more. Really, their only flaw was they were short documentaries.
I like Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Common. But I like the underground stuff like Young Jeezy, Black Rob and Shine. I also love heavy metal like Slipknot and Pantera, It’s very intense stuff.
There will always be an underground.
At the end of the ’90s and into 2000, electronic music was still an underground phenomenon, especially in America.
I don’t think anything’s underground anymore. And I think that’s a good thing. Everything is up for grabs.
At 18, I moved to L.A. with my heavy metal band Avant Garde, which was very much influenced by Metallica. At 19, I got a job at Tower Records, and everything started to change very quickly. I started listening to the Velvet Underground, Pixies, early Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and also earlier music like the Beatles.
Open debate is our strongest tool in standing up to extremism. The far more dangerous avenue is to force extremist ideas underground, where they can fester without competition.
It’s a dangerous thing to build pipelines underground.
Even though I accomplished the whole WWE thing, which I feel like was everybody’s dream when you were growing up, but it wasn’t until I got to Lucha Underground that I felt how I thought I’d feel at 10 years old to be a pro wrestler.
There’s a critic that I love, Manohla Dargis of the ‘L.A. Weekly.’ I like the underground point of view; it’s my old radical sympathies. Maybe I like her because she likes my movies.
There’s constantly this melancholy about British hip-hop. People are always waiting for it to explode like American hip-hop, but it might just be that British hip-hop will always be as it is: an underground thing which will stay that way.
In my 20s, when I was a photojournalist in Beijing. I joined an underground art group and put on clandestine exhibitions of my paintings.
I have a fascination for extra-judicial societies and underground cultures, and in situations where justice can only be found outside the law, and how these societies have evolved over the centuries.
I learned a lot while working on ‘Live From the Underground.’
‘Lucha Underground’ really is the first episodic professional wrestling show. There are storylines in every promotion, but the way ‘Lucha Underground’ is crafted really is more of a TV show than your traditional wrestling show.
I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
‘Zone One’ has one kind of an apocalypse, and ‘The Underground Railroad’ another. In both cases, the narrators are animated by a hope in a better place of refuge – in the last surviving human outpost, Up North. Does it exist? They can only believe.
I hate that people have made the term SoundCloud rapper into a bad thing, because a lot of artists are underground and they don’t have a way to put their music on. But to get that clout, to get that popularity, you might want to upload your music to SoundCloud – because how else is everybody going to hear it?
HATE, even if it’s making money. is an underground movie, that’s how it was made. It’s a film about police brutality in the largest sense, it’s about the whole of society and not just about the hood.
Ultimately, the issue is not whether you are pro- or anti-sports betting. You begin, from my standpoint, from the premise that it is going to continue to exist, and if it is going to continue to exist, should it be shoved underground, or should it be regulated?
It’s called ‘Fight Valley,’ and it’s my first feature film. I just dove in and did the best I could. I don’t think I’m gonna win any Academy Awards on this one. I had fun with it and hopefully will get more opportunities like that. It’s about two sisters, one poor and one rich, and one goes into underground fighting.
Oh, I’m a huge fan of ‘Lucha Underground.’
I’m happy that grime remains underground. A lot of people talk like it’s some underrated or ignored genre, but to me, that’s the beauty of it.
‘Lucha Underground’ is like a combination of Lucha Libre, American Pro Wrestling, and gridy action films. It’s got a lot of things I like – action, wrestling, and really good storytelling.
When I was 13, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground made more sense to me than anything else.
The Underground Railroad, which was the first integrated civil rights movement, is a part of our history that not a lot of us know about. And it’s actually a very empowering side of our history.
The Underground Railroad was a spy network for the North and that story has never been told.
It seemed record companies wanted bands to be creative because they didn’t know how to manufacture underground music. We could do our own thing and go at our own pace. But that changed when major labels started wanting bands that would sell 7 million records.
In ‘Underground,’ you have to write for everyone, even the bad guys. People need to laugh and love and have voices and do bad things. Even slave owners need to be people.
A lot of underground hip-hop will inspire me as far as rhyme patterns – really wordy, intelligent lyrics.
I think I can pinpoint the moment that I realized that I enjoyed hip-hop music and it was the video game called Need For Speed Underground.
I never felt like ‘I’m an underground dude‘ or ‘I can only be hot in New York.’
Of course, I started really being a comics fan with the underground stuff in the ’70s.
My favorite part of working with ‘Lucha Underground’ is learning more Lucha, combining that with my WWE psychology, and taking wrestling to a place we’ve never seen before in the evolution of wrestling.
I was fortunate enough to be living in Hollywood, CA, when the underground punk rock music scene started. It was a small group of artists, misfits and weirdos, where everyone was welcomed and encouraged to express themselves.
Washington, D.C., has everything that Rome, Paris and London have in the way of great architecture – great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels and great art and a whole shadow world that we really don’t see.
There is always the underground rapper people enjoy, and you want to see him come up. That’s kind of how it is in wrestling.
I’m very underground.
I don’t care about the underground, even if that’s where I’m currently residing sonically.
I model a lot and I’m very fortunate and blessed to be able to do as many partnerships I do for an underground musician such as myself.
The thing I stress to my fans is that I’ve been making big, universally friendly-type music for a long time now. I never really made underground music.
On the second verse of ‘Tears to Snow,’ I talk about rappers and the way they view me now, rappers in the underground world who I might’ve know for a little bit, or they might’ve opened a show for me. A lot of them talk crap about me behind my back, and they’ll smile in my face.
When I left the country to study in the U.K., I suddenly realized, and I’m still realizing, how much other stuff is out there – like My Bloody Valentine, who millions of people are passionate about, but they’re still considered an ‘underground’ band.
That’s just the way the world’s going – everything has to be so instantly commercial that it kills anything that’s a little bit underground instantly.
Wrestling in Australia is big, but it’s kind of underground.
‘Lucha Underground’ is a fantastic product. They have the right people, talent, and backing up the product.
I’ve come to think of Dunnett as the literary equivalent of the Velvet Underground; Not many people bought the books, but everyone who did wrote a novel.
The last time I put out ‘Raw,’ that boosted me up in the underground to one of the top underground artists who was making moves and touring around the world.
Most of these experiments required the reduction of the cosmic ray muon flux in order to be successful, and the group necessarily became expert in the operation of deep underground laboratories.
When I first got involved in the underground metal scene in ’82, ’83, there were only about five or six major Death or Black Metal bands around. There were so many other bands that were inspirational, that really helped.
The air that people breathe in many Chinese cities has become dangerously polluted. Their food supply is subject to constant contamination scandals. Now it appears that not merely stagnant ponds but the water people draw from deep underground is already tainted.
When the music industry started collapsing, the logical people understood that the only place to go for shelter was the underground. If the world on the surface is burning up, and you know people that have bunkers, go to the bunkers.
I think there’s so many amazing LGBTQ artists, ranging from commercial to underground, that are influencing people at large.
I heard the Velvet Underground and that changed things when I was like, 15.
I’m an underground mix-tape artist who’s had a level of commercial success.
I have quite a bit of experience reporting on corporate behavior, both doing it with independent operations in early in my career, in the underground press, to magazines like ‘Rolling Stone,’ to regional newspapers and television, and television news programs, to papers like the ‘New York Times‘ and public television.
I represent a kind of underground, punk side of drag.
For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.
We been bubblin’ in the Los Angeles underground for years.
The naked mole is, like, the ugliest freakin’ creature in the world. It is so radically, unbelievably disgusting. And the star-nosed mole is also. It looks like it snorted a firecracker. They live way underground, and to get footage of them is basically impossible.
A lot of the surreal writing that I love is really dreamlike. Like Murakami. He uses the real world, and it’s pretty recognizable, but its populated by these strange visitors, or it has these underground spaces. I was always really compelled by that.
I have a tremendous support from a lot of the Underground fans. They believe in me, they want to see me do well, and they’re behind me. But there are a lot of people out there who don’t believe it, and so I want to separate perception and reality. I want to be able to do that.
There’s this whole underground world of amateur television production.
I’m interested to work with Lucha Underground and as champion that would put me in the mix to work with them.