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Velvet Underground & Nico

Velvet Underground & Nico
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Description: When the Velvets recorded this debut, they were best known as the protégés of Andy Warhol (who designed the sleeve), and as a grating, combustive live band. Fueled by drummer Moe Tucker's no-nonsense wham and John Cale's howling viola, some of the straight-up rock & roll and arty noise extravaganzas here bear that out. But before Lou Reed was singing about sadomasochism and drug deals and writing lyrics inspired by his favorite poets, he was a pop songwriter, and this album has some of his prettiest tunes, mostly sung by Nico, the German dark angel who left the band after this disc. Even the sordid rockers are underscored ... (more)
Manufacturer: Polydor / Umgd
Release date: 25 June 2002
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0731458958826 UPC: 731458958826
Tags: New York (1), Guitar (1), Lou Reed (1), Deluxe Edition (1), Double Album (1), Owned On CD (1), Usa (1), Art Rock (1), Experimental Rock (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Protopunk (1), 1967 (1), 1960s (1)
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