The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, released in March 1967 by Verve Records. It was recorded in 1966 while the band were featured on Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour, which gained attention for its experimental performance sensibilities and controversial lyrical topics, including drug abuse, prostitution, sadomasochism and sexual deviancy.
The Velvet Underground’s first album only sold a few thousand copies, but everyone who bought one formed a band. Brian Eno. Forty-five years after its release, everything that was supposed to have made The Velvet Underground & Nico special has been nearly eradicated by its own legend.
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While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Here, the Velvets dipped their toes into dreamy pop ("Sunday Morning"), tough garage rock ("Waiting for the Man"), stripped-down R&B ("There She Goes Again"), and understated love songs ("I'll Be Your Mirror") when they weren't busy creating sounds without pop precedent. Lou Reed's lyrical exploration of drugs and kinky sex (then risky stuff in film and literature, let alone "teen music") always. Few rock albums are as important as The Velvet Underground & Nico, and fewer still have lost so little of their power to surprise and intrigue more 50 years after first hitting the racks.
Acclaimed as the 13th best album ever by Rolling Stone, The Velvet Underground And Nico showed the darker side of the counterculture. With songs like Heroin, European Son, and Femme Fatale, it's easy to see why it is described as the best American album of the 60s. To quote Brian Eno, "It (the album) only sold 30,000 copies, but everyone who bought it started a band.
The Velvet Undergound's debut album Velvet Underground and Nico is the highest ranking album on this chart to not make the top 40 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, it is also the highest ranking album to not make higher than 100 on the same Billboard chart as it peaked on the album chart at number 171. Velvet Underground & Nico Track List. I'm Waiting for the Man. Femme Fatale.
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