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Over half a century removed from the 1967 release of their landmark debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico, the Velvet Underground's intrepid musical vision and audacious lyrical approach have yet to be equaled. Although they met with little commercial acceptance during their existence, the seminal New York foursome of Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker has since attained legendary status, and the band's body of work stands as a monument to rock 'n' roll's capacity for sonic experimentation and artistic fearlessness. 

 

With Andy Warhol credited as producer, The Velvet Underground and Nico is one of the most auspicious debut albums in rock history. With such essential numbers as "Heroin," "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Sunday Morning," "Venus in Furs," "The Black Angel's Death Song," "Femme Fatale," "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "I'll Be You Mirror" (the latter three featuring Nico's haunting lead vocals), the album chronicles a seamy urban milieu that had never before been documented in popular music, while also exploring a gentler baroque pop sensibility that provides a complementary contrast to the album's