The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man

The Velvet Underground and Nico Studio album by The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground and Nico is the debut album by experimental rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records, a subsidiary of MGM Records. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground and Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter in songs such as “Heroin”. Though largely ignored upon its release, it has since become one of the most influential and critically lauded rock albums in history, appearing as #13 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time[1] as well as being added to the 2006 National Recording Registry by the Librarian of Congress. The Velvet Underground and Nico is sometimes referred to as the “banana album” as it features a Warhol print of a banana on the cover. Early copies of the album invited the owner to “Peel slowly and see”; peeling back the banana skin revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath. A special machine was needed to manufacture these covers (one of the causes of the album’s delayed release), but MGM paid for costs figuring that any ties to Warhol would boost sales of the album.[6][3] On the 1996 CD reissue, the banana image is on the front cover while the image of the peeled banana is on the inside of the
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48 thoughts on “The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man

  1. Also, “brownstone” is a term used to refer to heroin. For an example, see “Mr. Brownstone” by Guns n’ Roses.

  2. Oh really? Hm, it can makes sense, yeah! And you even know his name!? Wow! Anyways, I still love beat up shoes!

  3. its not beat up shoes its PR shoes (puerto rico shoes) because he is in spanish harlem 125 and his dealer is spanish tony who is Puerto rican.

  4. I’m thrilled everytime I hear that song. Why? Besides the fact that it’s a great one? Well, as I write this, I’m dressed all in black, I wear beat-up shoes and a big straw hat! And it’s NOT on purpose. I was wearing this before I knew the song!

  5. I must have missed the part where Lou spoke of the “catastrophic consequences”, because it all sounded cool as shit to me (and still does)…. Thank God Lou didnt whine and cry over these alleged “catastrophic consequences”.. leave that shit for somebody better and whining and crying.. Patti Smith comes to mind..

  6. I always sing this song in my mind when I’m eating a psychedelic yellow neon banana.

  7. “…and the bands that don’t take drugs, that actively speak out against them?!
    BOY do they suck! What a coincidence!!…”
    Bill Hicks

  8. Please, tell me what do you think about my songs. In my profile, with lyrics.

  9. Go to Lexington and 125th street. Look on street corner and see the Duane Reade pharmacy that’s there now. Laugh out loud. “Your city, your drugstore”. Easier to do if you already live in NY; probably worth it if you are a VU fan.

  10. Retarded conclusion i dont see any homosexual prostituted’s mentioned in this awesoome song….but yea its about heroin dealing….

  11. Being a huge VU and Lou Reed fan…I had to go to Lexington and 125th at 2 in the morning just for the experience of being the only white boy up town:) and I was:) and this was back in 85 when it was pretty rough. crazy kid! I loved it.

  12. First heard this song at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert a few weeks ago. Thought Gary Barlow did the song more favours than Cheryl, but regardless, I love this song. This video will keep me busy 😀
    Thanks for creating a masterpiece and giving us a chance to try and play as good as you!

  13. Yes, you can. It’s just that the chords will produce lower sounds than the ones in the video.

  14. PRAISE THE G-SUS!!! (jesus, g-sus, jesus… I thought it was funny….. maybe not…)

  15. Thanks Dave, that’s great, didn’t know your song until Cheryl and Garry murdered it at the Queens Diamond Jubilee in London last week. Its a beautiful song perform by Lady Antebellum superbly.

  16. Dang.. How cool is this?? The guy who plays the song teaching how to play it.. Guess there wont be any copyright infringement problems on this song!! Awesome!

  17. Thank you for showing us how you play this beautiful song. I’m guessing that this was written about a divorce, certainly holds a spot in my heart, can’t stop the tears when I hear it, as it’s so beautiful, and yet touching…so much meaning, and it’s a shame other artists can’t do this today. Great song!

  18. Agree with all others…..not only are you awesome on the guitar but also humble & generous in sharing your knowledge with everyone….thanks a ton! we need more artists like you!

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