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The Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (Limited Edition Picture Disc) (LP)

The Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (Limited Edition Picture Disc) (LP)

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SKU: Q993SR-UUQK-00

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Limited edition picture disc LP!This incredibly influential debut album from The Velvet Underground weaves its unique brand of dreamy pop, garage rock, stripped-down R&B and love songs with intrigue and style. It's one of rocks most significant debuts and one that still sounds ahead of its time. 

Brian Eno once said that only a hundred people bought Velvet Underground records when they first came out, but those hundred people all went out and formed their own bands. The rest, of course, is history; the Velvet Underground was the catalyst that helped spark punk rock, and began the growth of an alternative branch within rock and roll's grand family tree. VU's was an unparalleled glimpse into the Summer Of Love's alter ego, complete with graphic, unapologetic descriptions of intravenous drug-use and risque sexual situations. Their 1967 debut, VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO, was a tour de force that may never be equaled for its sheer radicalism in the face of rock convention.

The Velvet Underground also mapped out unconquered sonic territories. Bassist John Cale was weaned on deconstructing classical theory--the perfect avant-garde foil to help bring Reed's terse songs to life. Even more noticeable when he would switch to electric viola, Cale's sound evoked the terror of Reed's compositions, with the bowed strings screeching like a runaway subway car. Drummer Maureen Tucker played like no one before her. Her frantic swipes could mimic a galloping rush in "Heroin," or work with the delicate, hesitant charm of "All Tomorrow's Parties." Guitarist Sterling Morrison was a master of his craft, ably switching from oddly Middle-Eastern plucking (the eerie "All Tomorrow's Parties") to head-on rock (the ultra-edgy "Waiting For The Man"), always adding just the right element to fatten the cacophony. VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO is one of rock's most significant debuts.

The Velvet Underground: Lou Reed (vocals, guitar, piano); Doug Yule (vocals, organ, bass); Maureen Tucker (vocals, percussion); Sterling Morrison (guitar, background vocals).
Originally released on MGM (4617).

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Rock

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Tracklist

A1 Sunday Morning
2:53
A2 I'm Waiting For The Man
4:37
A3 Femme Fatale
2:35
A4 Venus In Furs
5:07
A5 Run, Run, Run
4:18
A6 All Tomorrow's Parties
5:55
A7 I'll Be Your Mirror
2:01
B1 Heroin
7:05
B2 There She Goes Again
2:30
B3 The Black Angel's Death Song
3:10
B4 European Son To Delmore Schwartz
7:44
B5 Chelsea Girls
7:28
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