The Velvet Underground – 10 of the best

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Pioneers in almost everything except commercial success, the Velvets put drugs, fetishism, infidelity and heartbreak into song and changed music completely

Given its importance on the Velvet Underground and Nico’s debut, it is almost inconceivable to think that Sunday Morning nearly didn’t exist at all. After listening to the album’s first acetate (opened by I’m Waiting for the Man), producer Tom Wilson believed the record lacked an identifiable single and asked Lou Reed and John Cale to write a new song for Nico to sing.

Related: The year I hung out with Lou Reed at university

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Music blog | The Guardian

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