Wammers Album Club. Tues Dec 3rd. Velvet Underground & Nico

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June

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Nice choice and a classic for sure.

One of the records I heard as a teenager that weaned me off listening to heavy rock (de rigueur listening amongst my circle of friends at that time).

 

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Great album. 1967 was quite a year for album releases! Sgt. Pepper, VU & Nico, Forever Changes, Are You Experienced, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Surrealistic Pillow, The Doors, Procul Harem, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Piper at the Gates of Dawn....

 

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Cannot join in this week, no record player to play my Universal Japan 200g pressing of this and if you're going to listen on CD or MP3 :clout:GET IT ON FECKING VINYL and you'll fall in love with Nico even more :D

 
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Cannot join in this week, no record player to play my Universal Japan 200g pressing of this and if you're going to listen on CD or MP3 :clout:GET IT ON FECKING VINYL and you'll fall in love with Nico even more :D
The ultimate listen is... vinyl... in mono.

Anyone wanting a vinyl copy, there's one on US eBay, a bit tatty and unfortunately its been written on...

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A snip @ $5000

 

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Classic bit of lo-fi drone!Only bits I don't get on with are those with Nico singing lead. She's just trying too hard and not really succeeding!
The only bit I don't get about this WAC is that MIB likes it! Surely makes it a collectors item no?

 

June

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Edit: Got it - must be Sterling Morrison (bottom-right signature)

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Only bits I don't get on with are those with Nico singing lead. She's just trying too hard and not really succeeding!
She sang on it at Warhol's insistence :roll:

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Great album. 1967 was quite a year for album releases! Sgt. Pepper, VU & Nico, Forever Changes, Are You Experienced, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Surrealistic Pillow, The Doors, Procul Harem, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Piper at the Gates of Dawn....
"Piper at the Gates of Yawn" should not be in that hallowed list :nup:

 

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[quote=June;1720616

"Piper at the Gates of Yawn" should not be in that hallowed list :nup:

Better that than Their Satanic Majesties vomit...

 

June

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Better that than Their Satanic Majesties vomit...
Both are hummers, although '2000 Light Years from Home" has a certain charm.

Back on topic, just wondering what people make of the production on the VU's 1st album.

Warhol is credited as Producer (god knows what that actually entailed!).

 
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Both are hummers, although '2000 Light Years from Home" has a certain charm.Back on topic, just wondering what people make of the production on the VU's 1st album.

Warhol is credited as Producer (god knows what that actually entailed!).
Warhol put the front money up and errr thats about it.

Its low fi stuff, which has a lot to do with its appeal.

Check out the mono.

 
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Warhol put the front money up and errr thats about it.Its low fi stuff, which has a lot to do with its appeal.

Check out the mono.
Exactly.

A proper band and a real recording, just raw music played as it is, warts and all.

Real atmosphere.

Must agree Nico's vocals do spoil it a bit but the music and vibe are fantastic.

Great choice Steve (but a bit of a gimme really ;-) ).

 

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Classic bit of lo-fi drone!Only bits I don't get on with are those with Nico singing lead. She's just trying too hard and not really succeeding!
:clout:

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