The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) (1 Viewer)

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Title: The Velvet Underground & Nico
Artist: The Velvet Underground
Released: 1967

Tracks:
1 - Sunday Morning - 2:58
2 - I'm Waiting for the Man - 4:41
3 - Femme Fatale - 2:40
4 - Venus in Furs - 5:10
5 - Run Run Run - 4:24
6 - All Tomorrow's Parties - 6:02
7 - Heroin - 7:14
8 - There She Goes Again - 2:43
9 - I'll Be Your Mirror - 2:16
10 - The Black Angel's Death Song - 3:13
11 - European Son - 7:46

Overview:
The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground & Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as the focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of their songs including drug abuse, prostitution, sadism and masochism and sexual deviancy.
Though a commercial and critical failure upon release, the record has since become one of the most influential and critically acclaimed rock albums in history, appearing at number thirteen on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time as well as being added to the 2006 National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.
 

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Be hard to find something to say about this LP that's not been said a thousand times.

To be honest it'll be even hard to objectively listen to it, since I was a pup, it's always just been there as part of the fabric, these were songs that guided my bad first attempts at guitar playing, that tore me away from the Led Zep/Gnr cycle of my early teens.

Not as good as the VU lp though!
 

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Never heard this album before, it's another one i was put of by the people that liked it that and the fact i thought everyone in and associated with the band were saps*.







*swiping generalisation much
 

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The only Velvets album I know really well. I reckon I'm gonna listen to a lot of Nico stuff this week, which I've often meant to do but never really gotten around to it, in the interest of Thumped Album Club research.

I watched a documentary about her on youtube over the christmas, which I'd recommend to anyone that hasn't seen it.

I think it was this thing.


she was tragic altogether, god love her
 

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I have maybe listened to this album in its entirety twice before. I seem to know every track off it from various covers and just hearing it around though. Looking forward to giving it some concentrated time.


great cover imho:
 
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