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Early versions of his famous banana print cover said "peel slowly and see,"

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.

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