The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)

Collapsing after another couple of albums, with Reed exploring drugs and feedback, Cale becoming more avant-garde and the name Velvet Underground consigned to the canon, this represented one of the most startling, creative and avant-garde moments of the Sixties, yet was never promoted, or sold, in any meaningful manner, peaking in the low #170s on the US charts. Like much inspiration, it came from a closely guarded collecting elite, but now, available at all Middle Eastern truck stops, The Velvet Underground and Nico is ready to explode some synapses.