Controversial Album Covers VIII (Pt. 2)

Year: 1967

Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico

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The Problem: Shortly after its release, the band and their label Verve Records were threatened with a lawsuit by Warhol superstar Eric Emerson, whose image is projected upside-down on the back cover of the album. Copies of the album were withdrawn from sale so the image could be censored by a large sticker. The image was restored on the 1996 compact disc release of the album.

My Take: I never knew this existed. I just knew of the peeled banana on the back. I don’t think that picture’s right, but close enough. Looks like everything wasn’t so dandy in the Factory…

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