Velvet Underground - Squeeze (1973)
Everybody who talkes about it goes through the same motions, so I will to: this is not a Velvet Underground album, its a Doug Yule solo album, it shouldn't be in the Velvet's discography, blah blah blah...
Well, you know what? Who cares! This album is great, and Doug Yule is an extreemly tallented song writer. Every one craps all over this album and I bet they've never even listened to it. Just because they don't see Lou "I wrote Metal Machine Music" Reed in the lineup, they call it not a Velvet Underground album. Doug Yule wrote a bunch of the songs on Loaded and even sang lead on a couple of the tracks.
Ok, ok, so none of the other Velvet Underground members are on this album either, just a man named Ian Piece on drums and Doug Yule playing everthing else. So what I say, its all about the music, and as evident of Loaded the sound on Squeeze is the direction the band was heading in any ways. No droaning vodoo-mantras, no backwards three songs played on top of each other, just meat and potatoes rock and roll.
In fact, the only possible complaint I might have with this album (and its hardly a complaint), is that it sounds like Abby Road-era Beatles. Yes this seems more like a compliment, and largly it is, but a few of the songs sound a bit too suspiciously like some Beatles songs... I don't have speakers hooked up to my computer right now so I can't tell you exactly which ones, but whatever don't get hung up on this one, fuck the Beatles, fuck Lou Reed, this album rules and that's all you need to know.
- review by Denez
- Little Jack
- Mean Old Man
- Dopey Joe
- She'll Make You Cry
- Send No Letter
- Jack & Jane
This is where I'd normaly tell you that you can buy it here, but they don't seem to have it on Amazon.com. fuck 'em.
So here's the next best option: