Velvet Underground, The
Velvet Underground, The - Nico
Iconic album sleeve by Andy Warhol with peelable Banana Sleeve.
The Velvet Underground and Nico' is the debut album by the legendary American rock band and vocal collaborator, Nico. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, the album would gain attention for its experimental performance sensibilities, as well as the focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of its songs including drug abuse, prostitution, sadism and masochism and sexual deviancy. Though it was a commercial failure upon release and was almost completely ignored by critics at the time, the record has since become one of the most influential and acclaimed rock albums in history.