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February 10, 2012 02:39:05 PM
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John McNally

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Annandale NJ

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"Velvet Underground and Nico" LP cover

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An influetial band put together in NYC 1967. The music captures the zeitgeist of the era. The band has local members, plus it brings a foreign (German via Nico) element into the mix, which is still crucial to NYC's identity. With a clean, iconic cover (a silkscreen of a banana) by Andy Warhol, illustrating how the "pop" scene, born in NYC, crossed genres. This album, both cover and contents, couldn't have been born anywhere else but in the melting pot of New York.

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