Label: Verve Records - V6-5008 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo, Reissue Gatefold, Printed Banana • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Lo-Fi, Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock
While it reportedly took over a decade for the album's sales to crack six figures, I Walk Through The Gates - Test (14) - I Walk Through The Gates, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and Perfect Family - Bleach - Space every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set.
While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Lou Reed 's lyrical exploration of drugs and kinky sex then risky stuff in film and literature, let alone The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico music" always received the most press attention, but the music ReedJohn CaleSterling Morrisonand Maureen Tucker played was as radical as the words they accompanied.
The bracing discord of "European Son," the troubling beauty of "All Tomorrow's Parties," and the expressive dynamics of "Heroin" all remain as compelling as the day they were recorded. While the significance of Nico 's contributions have been debated over the years, she meshes with the band's outlook in that she hardly sounds like a typical rock vocalist, and if Andy Warhol 's presence as producer was primarily a matter of signing the checks, his notoriety allowed The Velvet Underground to record their material without compromise, which would have been impossible under most other circumstances.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date March 12, Recording Date April, - November, School Maverick Autumn Early Morning. Track Listing. Sunday Morning. The Velvet Underground. I'm Waiting for the Man. Lou Reed. Femme Fatale. Venus in Furs. Run Run Run. All Tomorrow's Parties. There She Goes Again. I'll Be Your Mirror.
The Black Angel's Death Song. European Son. I'm Waiting for the Man Lou Reed. Femme Fatale Lou Reed. Venus in Furs Lou Reed. Run Run Run Lou Reed. All Tomorrow's Parties Lou Reed. Heroin Lou Reed.