the velvet underground - VU + Another View (1969)
Some time in 1968 John Cale left the band (or was fired by Lou, whatever) and a young man named Doug Yule was brought into the band to cover bass detail. Yule was from Boston and played in a band called, the Grass Menagerie. As far as I can tell, they never recorded anything (let me know if i'm wrong about this).
Now, I don't quite know why but poor ol' Doug seems to get no respect in the legend of the Velvet Underground's history. Many people don't even know who the hell his is, while at the same time that down-syndrome sounding wench Nico (she was a looker, though) get's all the credit. She sang (poorly i might add) one one studio album while Doug Yule performed on two. Thats a tie with that viola-hugging dandy John Kale. Yule sings lead on about half of Loaded's tracks.
...About Loaded... Apparenlty, after Doug Yule and his Velvet Undergrouds recorded their second self titled album (the mellow one), thay went into the studio and recorded a structurly suprisingly similar album.
Ultimatly the album was rejected by their record label. The band went back to the studio and recorded an album "loaded with hits" as the owner of their label had instructed them to do.
But durring the mid-80's return of interest in the band, their previous label, Verve, realized that they were sitting on a pile of unreleased Velvet meterial. These 1984 and 1986 albums contained most all of the unreleased album, as well as a hogepog of other tracks. Some of these tracks are great rock and roll numbers (Foggy Notion, We're Gonna Have A Goodtime Together, Temptation Inside Your Heart), brillent pop songs(She's My Best Friend, Ride Into The Sun), while others try to fill some of the avant-guard void that John Cale left (Ferryboat Bill, Hey Mr. Rain).
You can recreate the supposed "lost album" from these tracks, but im to lazy to post wich ones make up the tracklist. Maybe i will later.
- overview by denez
- I Can't Stand It
- Stephanie Says
- She's My Best Friend
- Lisa Says
- Foggy Notion
- Temptation Inside Your Heart
- One of These Days
- Andy's Chest
- I'm Sticking With You
- We're Gonna Have A Goodtime Together
- I'm Gonna Move Right In
- Hey Mr. Rain (Version I)
- Ride Into The Sun
- Coney Island Steeplechase
- Guess I'm Falling In Love
- Hey Mr. Rain (Version II)
- Ferryboat Bill
- Rock And Roll (Original Version)