NICO: "When you think the night has seen your mindThe Velvet Underground's debut album, released in 1967, and one of the most influential rock albums of all time. Together with Frank Zappa's Freak Out! (1966) it's often considered to be the first underground rock album. Also a Cult Classic, since it didn't sell well upon its original release, but did become one of the best known rock albums in history.The Album Cover is equally famous: a huge banana, designed by Andy Warhol. On the original record cover the yellow skin could be peeled off. This was later nodded to in the title of their box set Peel Slowly and See, which featured the same artwork and peelable skin.The Velvet Underground usually gets the praise they deserve, but Nico's contribution to this album is sometimes overlooked. Especially since she only sang three songs on the album and didn't appear on their other albums.
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
Because I see you"
—The Velvet Underground, "I'll Be Your Mirror"
"And what trope shall the poor girl wear to all tomorrow's parties?":