Readers Poll: The Best Album Covers of All TimeSelection include 'Nevermind,' 'London Calling' and 'Sticky Fingers'
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10. The Velvet Underground, 'The Velvet Underground & Nico'
Andy Warhol got credit for producing the Velvet Underground's 1967 debut LP, but his exact role in the creation of the album has always been a little murky. The cover, however, was entirely his project. Early versions of his famous banana print cover said "peel slowly and see," and there was a peel-away banana sticker that revealed a pink banana underneath. With drug songs like "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting For The Man," some have interpreted the album's cover as a reference to the old schoolyard rumor that smoking a banana peel will get you high. Whether or not that was Warhol's intent, the cover remains one of his most famous works.