From the NY Times 4/26/09. “Warhol’s rock covers, especially for the Velvet Underground and the Stones, stand out for their bold strokes and sexuality. But all of his album covers mirrored his other forms of art, which reflected and helped visualize the broad popular culture of his times: from the innocent frenzy of the late ’40s and the muted cool of the 50s to the over-saturated exuberance of the ’60s-the age not just of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll but also stereo, moon shots and color TV- and beyond.”
Cover is in near mint condition. Just the banana tip was peeled but remains in place. There is a tiny dent in one corner (as shown) which is visible front and back (and the same dent appears on any image I’ve seen in other offerings possibly due to shipping), plus a light little ink scribble on the back cover measuring less than 1/2″. The record is in mint condition and appears as though never played. V/5008, V/V6-5008 is on the cover and on the record itself where it is additionally hand etched on the vinyl around the label: “Side 1 MG 558, Side 2 MG 559.” (Hard to see). Year released, 1967. 33 RPM, 12″ LP, mono. Produced by Andy Warhol, all arrangements by the Velvet Underground. This is an historical artifact. On the back there is the large black applied sticker which adds to it’s value. The spine is strong and clean. The album was purchased at the time of distribution and kept in a protective sleeve. They stopped using the sticker once they had re-printed the back cover with the “torso” image air-brushed of Eric Emerson. This valuable sticker is in perfect condition.
“The Velvet Underground & Nico” information on Wikipedia tells the full story.
Please see extended description. Everything I know about this album I had to learn from the Internet