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"Heroin" is a song by The Velvet Underground, released on their 1967 debut album, The Velvet Underground and Nico. Written by Lou Reed in 1964, the song is one of the band's most celebrated compositions, overtly depicting heroin use and abuse. Critic Mark Deming writes, "While 'Heroin' hardly endorses drug use, it doesn't clearly condemn it, either, which made it all the more troubling in the eyes of many listeners".

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #448 on their list… read more

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  • Avatar for LostImeem
    This song was my 40,000th scrobble at Lastfm today!!!!!!!!!! I wanted it to be because it's long been my all-time favorite song.
  • Avatar for Javinry
    This album is the root of almost everything, Noise, Punk, post-punk... All started here and continued on White Light-White Heat album. The most influential ever and this track one of the best
  • Avatar for dopevein
    RIP Chris.
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Rightly regarded as one of the Velvets' greatest songs.
  • Avatar for Nimbie
    and thank your God that I'm not aware, and thank God that I just don't care
  • Avatar for Yopta_nax
    sounds of death...
  • Avatar for Philipp47
    bretty awesume
  • Avatar for AplusR96
    One of the best songs ever, for sure [6]
  • Avatar for Beanoboo
    Like the energy and the mood.
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