10 JULY 1966
This recording featured a lead vocal from German 'singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress' Nico. Her distinctive, heavy cabaret voice can best be described as an 'acquired taste', and the reluctant band had only taken her on at the insistence of manager Andy Warhol. This was apparently his favourite Velvet Underground song.
Although this style contributed to the bands 'arthouse' image, it would have been interesting to hear songs like this sung by somebody who could actually sing.