From 1967 comes The Velvet Underground & Nico, a hugely influential album that is referenced by new and aspiring young musicians even today. In simple terms it saw the début of Lou Reed and John Cale, who would both go on to have wide and varied careers even until today. Beyond that the band had its roots in Andy Warhol’s New York circle and it was he who introduced them to the German composer, actress and chanteuse Nico who guests on the album.
There’s a bit of everything on here and it is a great mix. Some of it is barely listenable (e.g. Heroin) but since that is supposed to be an audio attempt to mimic the rush that the injected drug brings, it is perhaps to be expected. Some tracks on here probably represent the foundation stone(s) of the Punk music that would erupt around 1976.