Velvet Underground and Nico - S/T - 1967 Andy Warhol - Pealable Banana - Sealed 180 Grm Psych LP

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The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico


Label: Verve Records / Universal / Back to Black
823 290-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, 180 Gram
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Back To Black 60th Anniversary
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Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in all original packaging
Has Peelable Banana On Cover!

2008 US limited edition 11-track LP pressed on 180 gram VIRGIN VINYL, issued as part of the 'Back To Black 60th Anniversary' series celebrating the 60th anniversary of the vinyl record. Includes a voucher to download an MP3 version of the album, superbly presented in gatefold sleeve with screenprinted vinyl re-peelable banana sticker, plus the original 'torso' back cover, with repro 'Verve' blue & silver labels).
Country: US
Released: 2008
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Noise, Experimental



Songs:

1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting For The Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus In Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties


7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. Black Angel's Death Song, The
11. European Son





According to legend, although the Velvet Underground's debut LP only sold about 100 copies when it was originally released, every one who did buy a copy were inspired enough to form their own band.

Partly as a vehicle for native New Yorker Lou Reed's songwriting, and part pet art project for artist Andy Warhol (who designed the groundbreaking "peel slowly and see" banana album cover), the band also featured Welsh émigré John Cale, percussionist Mo Tucker, guitarist Sterling Morrison and teutonic, iconic chanteuse Nico.


Recorded in 1966 and issued a year later, it’s widely regarded as a precursor to punk and alternative music a decade later.

Now rightly hailed as an undisputed classic, the dark subject matter and progressive sounds explored on "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Venus In Furs", "Heroin" and "The Black Angel's Death Song" did little to help propel this experimental group into the mainstream.

Q regarded the album as "a flickering, unforgettable band performance", while NME’s ranked it at No.6 among the ‘Greatest Albums Of All Time'.


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO is longer running than most records of its era and loaded with interesting, exciting, and beautiful yet strange songs. This record, a low-seller in its day, is unique, endlessly listenable, and tuneful.
The long stated commentary about "drone" and "buzz" is fair, particularly on tracks "Heroin," "European Son" and my own favorite, "The Black Angel's Death Song." But, this record is much more than a Punk predecessor, Andy Warhol bank rolled project, or Art Rock oddity.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO remains one of the most important, intriguing, and unusual of records in the Rock catalog and a must for students of modern music.

Several of the cuts have a distinct pop inflection, but the band subverts them; "Femme Fatale" has a mocking tone, and both "Sunday Morning" and "I'll Be Your Mirror" have a decidedly paranoid quality.

But the cuts for which this album is most famous are about as far removed from pop as you can get: the strange exotic stutter of "All Tomorrow's Parties;" the pitch black and street scary tone of "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting For My Man;" and the whip-like accompaniment on the S&M-oriented "Venus In Furs"--all of them frequently imitated but seldom equaled.
The most extreme edge of the band is captured in such selections as "The Black Angel's Death Song," a piece so far out that The Velvet Underground were actually fired from a bar gig for playing it one time too many for the management's liking.



The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning


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The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties

the strange exotic stutter of "All Tomorrow's Parties;"

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the Velvet Underground & Nico: Femme Fatale


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The Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs.


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filmings of Andy Warhol,1966, of the band in a rehearsal.

Velvet Underground - I´m Waiting For The Man


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The Velvet Underground - Heroin

Heroin: anonymous users, famous dead singers. This video is not meant to: Judge, Glorify or Promote drug usage. It is for the living, dying and dead.

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Back to Black
Artist Velvet Underground
Color Black