I'll Be Your Mirror (Velvet Underground)

19 JULY 1966

The b-side to the Velvet Underground's debut single  'All Tomorrow's Parties' - released this month in 1966 - was 'I'll Be Your Mirror', which would have been a very pretty tune indeed if not for the usual death-march-dirge vocals of lead singer Nico. Still, the quality of the song comes through and it was this arthouse-punk attitude that made the band the legend it later became.

Released: July 1966 
Recorded: April 1966, Scepter Studios, Manhattan
Length: 2:14 
Label: Verve
Writer: Lou Reed
Producer: Andy Warhol