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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Velvet Underground & Nico

When I went to check past posts to see what I have previously featured by The Velvet Underground there were far more references as to how they were an influence on other bands as opposed to actual references and songs by them.
This may well be because the only album of theirs that I have is  their 1967 debut The Velvet Underground & Nico.
I also have an 12 inch single  with four tracks from the album on it and that's it.

Here are two songs from the album , one of which is on the single but has not been posted here before.
I should probably get more of their stuff.At the very least I suspect that I should have White Light/White Heat.


  1. White Light/White Heat.
    That's the one you should not have!

  2. I'd go for the Peel Slowly & See box if I were you. Always had a week spot for Live at Max's, too.

  3. I think it was Brian Eno who said that album may only have sold 30,000 but everyone who bought it formed a band.
    The album was around 10 years old before it cracked the 100,000 mark.
    It's reckoned around 500,000 have been sold in the last 20 years.
    A definite slow burner ...

  4. You need the Matrix Tapes, trust me, it is as essential as The Fall Complete Peel Sessions. If I were only allowed one thing by the Velvets then it would be that.

  5. Haha George is absolutely right - keep well away from WLWH - even for charitable purposes!