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Digital Subscriptions > Long Live Vinyl > Sep 2019 > The Velvet Underground:.THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO ALBUM

The Velvet Underground:.THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO ALBUM

Original mono pressings of The Velvets’ ‘Banana’ album are highly sought after, but they don’t come cheap

There are many records out there that are considered iconic, and one in particular is The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut, The Velvet Underground & Nico. Recorded while on Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour, whose instantly recognisable artwork graces the cover of the album, it was released with little to no fanfare. It was ahead of its time, musically, and dealt with less than savoury topics while their contemporaries were riding high on the flower power of the 60s. Critics didn’t know what to make of it, and it was heavily panned at the time.

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