Label: Rhino Records - 8122-72563-2 • Series: Atlantic & ATCO Remasters Series • Format: 2x, CD Album, Reissue, Remastered Fully Loaded Edition • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Punk, Ballad
Loaded is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Velvet Undergroundreleased in November by Atlantic Records ' subsidiary label Cotillion. It was the final album recorded featuring founding member and main songwriter Lou Reedwho left shortly before its release. Loaded was ranked on Rolling Stone ' s list of the greatest albums of all time. Loaded was a commercial effort aimed at Oh!
Sweet Nuthin (Early Version) - The Velvet Underground - Loaded play, another step away from the Andy Warhol -influenced experimental days of their earlier albums. The album's title refers to Atlantic's request that the band produce an album "loaded with hits". And I think that the third album to a great extent shows a lot of that in that a lot of those songs were designed as singles and if you listen to them you can hear the derivation, like this is sort of a Phil Spector -ish kind of song, or this is that type of person song.
Reed was critical of the album's final mix. He left the Velvet Underground on August 23,but Loaded was not released until three months later, in November. After its release, Reed maintained in interviews that it had been re-edited and resequenced without his consent. One of Reed's sore points resulting from that unauthorized re-editing was that the "heavenly wine and roses" melody was cut out of " Sweet Jane ". In the original recording, this part was intended to provide a perfectly flowing bridge to a full-fledged plagal cadence two-chord version of the chorus earlier choruses in the song have a 4-chord riff.
In Reed's initial solo performances, he would include the verse see for instance American Poetuntilwhen he would routinely leave it out, as the bridge fits less well in a more hard rock version as heard for instance on Rock 'n' Roll Animal. However, the post-Reed, Yule-led band always performed the Raw Power - Iggy Pop - A Million In Prizes (The Anthology) with the verse included.
A career-spanning retrospective of Reed's recordings with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, NYC Man The Ultimate Collection —which Reed compiled himself, uses the shorter version. When asked about the shortened versions of "Sweet Jane" and " New Age " and Reed's long-standing claims that they were re-edited without his consent, Yule claimed that Reed had in fact Mad Izm (Buckwild Remix) - KRS One* - BDP Classics Vol.
3 the songs himself. You have to understand at the time, the motivation was Lou was, and all of us were, intent on one thing and that was to be successful and what you had to do to be successful in music, was you had to have a hit, and a hit had to be uptempo, short, and with no digressions, straight ahead basically, you wanted a hook Im On My Way To Heaven - Walt Mills - Expressions something to feed the hook and that was it.
Reed also felt snubbed by being listed third in the credits on the album; and by the large photo of Yule playing piano; and by all the songwriting credits improperly going to the band, rather than Reed himself. Although she is credited on the sleeve, the album does not feature Velvet Underground stalwart drummer Maureen Tuckeras she was pregnant at the time.
Drumming duties were performed mainly by bassist Doug Yulerecording engineer Adrian Barbersession musician Tommy Castanero and Yule's brother Billy. Reed commented that " Loaded didn't have Maureen on it, and that's a lot of people's favorite Velvet Underground record, so we can't get too lost in the mystique of the Velvet Underground It's still called a Velvet Underground record.
But what it really is is something else. Sterling Morrison had strong feelings about Yule's increased presence on Loadedsaying: "The album came out okay, as far as production it's the best, but it would have been better if it had real good Lou vocals on Goldrush - Yello - Essential the tracks.
I did a lot on Loaded. It sort of devolved down to the Lou and Doug recreational recording". Sweet Nuthin'". In addition to his lead vocal parts, Yule handled all of the bass, piano and organ duties, and also recorded several lead guitar tracks.
Sweet Nuthin'" were all played by Yule. Original copies of the album have no silence in between the first two songs, "Who Loves the Sun" and "Sweet Jane", with the first note of the latter being heard at the precise moment the former completely fades. Some later pressings break the segue with the insertion of Oh!
Sweet Nuthin (Early Version) - The Velvet Underground - Loaded few seconds of silence. All CDs of Loaded retain the original segue without the silence.
The artwork for the album features a drawing of the Times Square subway station entrance, with "downtown" misspelled as "dowtown". Reviewing Loaded in Rolling StoneLenny Kaye wrote that "though the Velvet Underground on Loaded are more loose and straightforward than we've yet seen them, there is an undercurrent to the album that makes it more than any mere collection of good-time cuts".
Ross regarded the album as "a near-perfect rock album",  while Eric Klinger from PopMatters called it a "great" pop album. The album was covered live in its entirety by rock band Phish as one of their " Halloween musical costume " concerts on October 31, As ofLoaded has soldcopies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Some of the running times located on the back of the CD case are incorrect. For instance, "Sweet Jane" is marked while it is in fact about ; "New Age" is marked while it is closer to Loaded was compiled on the fifth disc of the comprehensive, five-year-spanning box set Peel Slowly and Seewhich was released on September 26, by Polydor Records.
It contains numerous alternate takes, alternate mixes, and demo versions of Loaded songs Hes A Keeper Of The Fire - Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vol.1 outtakes, including performances by Maureen Tucker the demos of "I'm Sticking Oh! Sweet Nuthin (Early Version) - The Velvet Underground - Loaded You", vocals, and "I Found a Reason", drums.
There is also an "orchestral" alternate-take recording of "Ocean" for which the liner notes erroneously credit John Cale on organ. According to a interview with Doug Yulewho played organ on the recording, the strings used on the track were two cellos and double bass provided by session musicians who followed Yule's musical Stand Strong - Dj P.
- You Must Learn (Volume 1) and instructions, and he couldn't recall Cale ever coming to the sessions. Music journalist David Fricke contributed extensive liner notes to Fully Loaded. A six-CD reissue of the album released in October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Velvet Underground. Rock and roll rock pop proto-punk . Main article: Peel Slowly and See. Retrieved Perfect Sound Forever.
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