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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Velvet Underground - Squeeze (1973)

The Velvet Underground - Squeeze 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



Tracklist:
  1. Little Jack
  2. Crash
  3. Caroline
  4. Mean Old Man
  5. Dopey Joe
  6. Wordless
  7. She'll Make You Cry
  8. Friends
  9. Send No Letter
  10. Jack & Jane
  11. Louise
I didn't rip this myself, I have yet to find this on vinyl. I got this from somewhere in the deep dank dark corners internet.

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:

http://rapidshare.de/files/21906454/Velvet_Squeeze.rar.html

18 Comments:

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Well I been Meat City to see for myself...' Well I tried to get SQUEEZE to judge by myself! But... fuck you!
Not a link alive! I searched the whole bleeding net! AFAIK, the's no CD issue. I'm against ALL KINDS OF STEREOTYPES, they just kill your intellect & aesthetic perception. There's only entities, like music; & the rest - Names, styles in themselves, authoritative opinions etc. etc.- only come second! You gotta judge the book, then you can drop a word 'bout the cover.

Sorry, I'm a bit over-agitated, well I fuckin' found the link at last - thanks to YOU!

Thanks a helluva lot, really!

M.R., 45, a sometime-hippie from Moscow, RU.

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger nick beef said...

woah, M.R., 45, your comment just blew my mind.

im not sure if you were complimenting me or yelling at me, but either way i probably deserve it.

By the way, I always judge books by their cover, thats what the cover is for. Am I supposed to read the book first, just to be like "this book sucks"? Your lucky if i even look at the cover, I usualy judge books by title alone.

-denez

"I'm against ALL KINDS OF STEREOTYPES, they just kill your intellect & aesthetic perception." - M.R., 45

 
At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nick beef, thanks for posting this. I have always wanted to hear it for many years. I never got a chance to hear it because of all creepy-trolls that work at LP shops that would sell it for $75, the shops that would sell some Italian bootleg CD version for $30, or the nerdy internet sharing people who never actually want anything with anybody did not let me hear this.

Thanks a bunch!!
ray

 
At 4:23 AM, Anonymous karatte said...

Thanx a lot! Good Musik.

 
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At 2:45 AM, Anonymous Leendert said...

thanks for posting Squeeze, I've always wanted to hear this !

 
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At 8:18 PM, Blogger Miss F said...

hey nice to see this, im excited to download it!!!! i really loved LOADED, its mindblowing, and "new age" and 'sweet nothing" (both sung by Mr. Youl) are scintiLlating and incredibly g0rgeous tracks to be cherished for all eterniTy.


thank you so much for putting some green fuzz on my ears!!!

sweet nothings from the Philippines,
Fredda

 
At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

valeu senssacional disco!!!!

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Snarfyguy said...

As far as Yule composing contributions to Loaded, he gets a co-credit for Lonesome Cowboy Bill only. As this is likely the worst song put out during the band's lifetime, I wouldn't cite it as any great achievement on Yule's part.

Thanks for making Squeeze available.

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger bicyclepirate said...

Glad to finally here this, but it is still complete drivel. thanks though!

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

broken link... could you repost please???
4shared or mediafire are really really better.... thnx

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

broken link... could you repost please???
4shared or mediafire are really really better.... thnx

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger the sailer said...

Just for the record ... "Ian Piece" is actually Ian Paice from Deep Purple, who can't remember too much about recording this album.

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there. I too am a fellow Squeeze lover.
One small point, Doug didn't write anything on Loaded. The credits are fudged by the manager to make it look like he did. He did arrange everything on there though and arguably that's important (listen to Reed's original version of Oh Sweet Nuthin' for proof of this).
Doug also took over a lot of vocals live, in particular I'll Be Your Mirror, White Light and Some Kinda Love.
It's also worth noting that Lou Reed stitched the band up when he quit in the middle of contracted dates. The velvets didn't have their status then. If Squeeze had been a hit then history would remember things much differently. Look at Fleetwood Mac for an example of that.

Here's a great blog about it http://wwtt-defendingtheindefensible.blogspot.com/2010/01/doug-yule-keeps-velvet-underground.html

Steve

PS Ian Paice was Deep Purple's drummer. As such Squeeze has become a DP collectable too!

 
At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Kamagra said...

there's something that I want to ask you, what is the relation between a meat wallpaper, a picutures with topless girls and finally blasting heads gifs? if you have a good answer please tell me, if you don't, easy take your time.

 
At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Pooch said...

Could someone out there repost this LP? The link is long dead.

 

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