Ok, The VU is without a doubt, My Number 1 favorite Rock and Roll band hands down. Many answer this statement saying "Why the VU? Their not that great. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Boston, their great. But the VU?" Tru that these bands are absolutely Phenomenal. As a matter of fact, I am a fan of the three mentioned. But the VU is quite different. The VU broke much more boundries than any other band. Going so far to explore avant garde and using their music as art more than listening. Their sound, their rhythms, everythng about them is unique. And they drew me into their music faster than you can say Oblivion. And I have been hooked ever since high school and never looked back at mainstream rock again.. I discovered through them the 70's NYC Punk scence like Patti Smith, Televison, and The Ramones, got hooked on them and soon took inspiration from that scene. Turns out The VU was arguably a precursor to Punk, Alt Rock, and Mostly Indie Rock. So I ask you, What effects did The VU use. Their Guitars, equipment, effects, amps, etc..Lets also have a debate on The Vu and on Punk in general as it as gone on to be one force in music.