"TORSO" MONO 1967 Banana VELVET UNDERGROUND Nico + Warhol Psych AVANT SATANISTS
  $   3,840

 

  • "TORSO" MONO 1967 Banana VELVET UNDERGROUND Nico + Warhol Psych AVANT SATANISTS

$   3840 Sold For
Apr 21, 2019 End Date
Apr 18, 2019 Start Date
$   1350 Start price
18 Number Of Bids
USA Country Of Seller
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Dionysians / Apollonians; avant-garde chamber group / rock and roll dance band; violent nihilists / compassionate humanists; white noise tornado / neo-folk tonic; satanists / moralists


1967 M0N0 Issue

UN-PEELED BANANA GATEFOLD COVER

THE '67 ORIGINAL  "TORSO" !  not the AIRBRUSHED-out first press! 


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 USA - blue/silver - VERVE RECORDS - V- 5008 = MONO


Andy Warhol

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

& Nico

      The VELVET UNDERGROUND


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Really NICE

... you don't see the legendary "TORSO" cover and MONO MIXES vinyl THIS CLEAN...

for example in March 2019, a VG+ far lesser copy sold for $1400. on eBay

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...Sought After, UN-PEELED BANANA GATEFOLD COVER

with TORSO back cover :::

THE '67 ORIGINAL  "TORSO" !  not the AIRBRUSHED-out first press! 


OBVIOUS INVESTMENT COLLECTIBLE ....in TOP condition!!!

Original VERVE double sided inner sleeve included!

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HIGHLY collectible and NOT CENSORED by sticker on back cover artwork, nor revised air-brushed out back cover art ...the legendary (withdrawn) TORSO remains in BEAUTIFUL condition!  Many of the very first '67 printings were covered with the sticker in order to try to hide the TORSO which was being threatened by lawsuit. This copy escaped all the drama!

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Original = UN-PEELED BANANA COVER ~ 1967 printing (TORSO on back cover) ... This is the much more sought, harder to find 51+ year old release containing the MONO song mixes & bold punchy production which greatly differs from the stereo release...


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Recorded in '66 during Andy Warhol's multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground & Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of their songs.

Theirs was the dim world of drugs and sexual perversion, of heroin addiction and the desperate loss of hope that goes with it. Their concern was with death and violence... Oozing evil and lubricity, they made every other group look like kid stuff, and they made a lot of people nervous... There is no word for their sound but sometimes it seems as if a presence has taken it over, perhaps even His Satanic Majesty himself. You can easily imagine someone performing black masses with the Velvet Underground’s albums. Not for the kiddies.

Their world view was dark and nihilistic at a time when everyone else was singing about peace and flowers... The Doors (whose first album was a hit when Velvet Underground & Nico was released) had a darker vision than The Velvet Underground! Even Jefferson Airplane, whose Surrealistic Pillow LP defined for the time capsules the romance of the Hippie Moment, didn’t turn a blind eye to the dark side of the counterculture-- and the Airplane and The Doors were the most popular bands in America during the Velvets’ time.

The Velvet Underground & Nico (the latter being a Warhol-recommended "chanteuse" who departed after the album was released to pursue an even more quixotic solo career) does function as a kind of "map of their music" (to paraphrase The Doors’ description of their own debut LP). The overall impression created is dark, noisy, more than a little paranoid and seemingly amoral (as opposed to immoral)-- "Heroin" makes a point of being neither for nor against, but simply about; similarly, no specific judgment is passed upon the characters in songs like "I’m Waiting For The Man" and "Venus In Furs." The album concludes with "The Black Angel’s Death Song" and "European Son," likably self-indulgent exercises in sonic (and verbal) envelope-pushing. But the ballads Lou wrote for Nico to sing (including the album opener "Sunday Morning" ) provide a disarmingly sweet balance, and even a specific reassurance: "When you think the night has seen your mind, / That inside you’re twisted and unkind, / Let me stand to show that you are blind-- / Please put down your hands, / ‘Cause I see you-- / I’ll be your mirror..."

Side one
  • "Sunday Morning" (Reed, Cale) – 2:54
  • "I'm Waiting for the Man" – 4:39
  • "Femme Fatale" – 2:38
  • "Venus in Furs" – 5:12
  • "Run Run Run" – 4:22
  • "All Tomorrow's Parties" – 6:00

Side two
  • "Heroin" – 7:12
  • "There She Goes Again" – 2:41
  • "I'll Be Your Mirror" – 2:14
  • "The Black Angel's Death Song" (Reed, Cale) – 3:11
  • "European Son" (Reed, Cale, Morrison, Tucker) – 7:46

CONDITION: The Cover: rated: NEAR M- beautiful cover; note the fragile banana skin which is rated "EX" (excellent) is all in-tact; all there, complete, but upon close inspection the top stem of the skin has the usual crack line, though really hard to see and otherwise looks great! The back cover with torso is graded = a really sought after M- TOP COPY, hard to find any better, no wear per usual = 51 years of age! The insides gatefold are clean as well, rated M- (see photos.)  This is legendary Warhol art at its best and most famous!  The gatefold has no bends, no split seams, no cut corners, no saw marks, no writing and no fading ...
The Vinyl: still has lots of shine; rated: CLEAN, near M- what a full-of-shine beauty! No marks per the usual original luckily found!  Expect UP-GRADE enjoyable clean audio all the way. Both ((mono)) Verve labels are very clean - no spindle marks (etc.).

                       


                      



   A cool addition to anyone's music library! 

SEE: SELLERS OTher items for similar cool sounds for "head" people..

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