Dead Straight Guide to Velvet Underground

Feb 05, 11:35 AM

The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American band the Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico, released in March 1967. 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. Hear Lou Reed, John Cale, Richard Ashcroft, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry talking about the making of the album and its influence.