Though the record was a commercial failure upon release and was almost entirely ignored by contemporary critics, The Velvet Underground & Nico is now widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of popular music.
City desk reporter covering Hong Kong community news, particularly for City Weekend.
Covers environment, charity, culture, crime, politics and viral news.
48 SUBWAY SECT Nobody's Scared/Don't Split It 1978 Braik BRS 01 £15 Vic Godard's Subway Sect were one of the punk/new wave bands with a reputation that always outstripped their sales and they were also the victims of a lack of decent label support - or even the opportunity to issue a debut LP for years.
This 7" 45 on the Braik label, their debut release, is a gem, with the title track boasting a guitar figure that owed a hell of a lot to Love's 7 And 7 Is, while the B-side is also magnetically good.
The bulk of the songs that would become The Velvet Underground & Nico were recorded in mid-April 1966, during a four-day stint at Scepter Studios, a decrepit recording studio in Manhattan.
This recording session was financed by Warhol and Columbia Records' sales executive Norman Dolph, who also acted as an engineer with John Licata.
Before the South China Morning Post, Rachel worked as a reporter at the Evening Standard in London.
Follow her on Twitter @rachelblundy." data-title="Rachel Blundy" data-html="true" data-template=" Hong Kong women who opened their hearts and purses to online dating scammers lost HK million to fraudsters last year – triple the amount in each of the previous two years, according to shocking new police figures.
Nico sang lead on three of the album's tracks—"Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "I'll Be Your Mirror"—and back-up on "Sunday Morning".