Click here to go to our home page!
 70s
 80s
 90s
BC 
Google
WWW  Super70s Awesome80s
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV


Very important, folks! Please read!

Looking for CDs?
Search Now:
In Association with Amazon.com
Add Amazon.com to your Favorites
 

Velvet Underground - Loaded Click here to see this CD at Amazon.com!

By Tod Nelson

While John Cale certainly gave the first couple of Velvet Underground albums a signature sound, his departure enabled Lou Reed to do exactly what he does best: write kick-ass, stripped-down rock songs. On Loaded his talent comes to full fruition. Who can imagine a world without "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll," arguably two of the greatest rock tunes ever penned? The brilliance of those songs is so bright, it's easy to overlook a couple of other Reed masterpieces: the tender, epic discourse of "New Age" (which highlights his assured sense of poetic wordplay: "And when you kissed Robert Mitchum / Gee, but I thought you'd never catch him!") and the extended sweet blues romp of "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'." On Loaded the Velvet Underground--who before had hit the sonic ceiling experimenting with shattered chords, feedback, screeching violas, and what Reed once claimed was "the fastest guitar playing ever"--eschew the dark side of noise for clarity. Check out the ringing chime that begins "Who Loves the Sun" and the sterling (no pun intended) guitar riff that drives "Rock & Roll." This is not to say that the old ragged punch of the original Velvets is completely gone. Moe Tucker still beats a mean set of skins; there's no stopping Sterling Morrison's train-wreck rhythm guitar on "Train Round the Bend"; and "Head Held High" achieves near-"Sister Ray" moments of madness.

Tracks
1. Who Loves The Sun18. Sweet Jane (Early Version)
2. Sweet Jane (Full-Length Version)19. Rock & Roll (Demo)
3. Rock & Roll (Full-Length Version)20. Cool It Down (Early Version)
4. Cool It Down21. New Age (Full-Length Version)
5. New Age (Long Version)22. Head Held High (Early Version)
6. Lonesome Cowboy Bill23. Lonesome Cowboy Bill [Early Version][#]
7. Lonesome Cowboy Bill24. I Found A Reason (Demo)
8. I Found A Reason25. Train Round The Bend (Alternate Mix)
9. Train Round The Bend26. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (Early Version)
10. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'27. Ocean (Demo)
11. Ride Into The Sun28. I Love You (Outtake)
12. Ocean29. Satellite Of Love (Alternate Demo)
13. I'm Sticking With You30. Oh Gin (Demo)
14. I Love You31. Walk And Talk (Demo)
15. Rock & Roll32. Sad Song (Demo)
16. Head Held High33. Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall (Demo)
17. Who Loves The Sun (Alternate Mix)

 

Share Your Memories!

Is Loaded one of your favorite albums? What interesting or amusing stories can you tell? Wanna write a review? Share your stories (or your reviews) with the world! (We print the best stories right here!)

Looking for a rare import-only single, a gold record, world tour book, hard to find magazine, an autographed guitar, or simply this CD? You'll find them at eBay!


 

MUSICAL NOTES

Artist: Velvet Underground

Released: November 19, 1970

Availability: CD, Vinyl

Awards: 


Velvet Underground memorabilia!
Velvet Underground CDs!
Velvet Underground Singles & Albums!
Velvet Underground Videos and DVDs!
Velvet Underground Magazines & Books!
Velvet Underground Clothing/Concert t-shirts!
Velvet Underground Tickets!

Register on eBay for free today and start buying & selling with millions each week!


   
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV



Copyright 1994-2017, Super70s.com. All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Service.
Privacy Statement
Review copyright Amazon.com and used by permission.