The Velvet Underground - Loaded

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Man, I love this album. I just got the collection set from my brother (early Christmas gift), with the "Fully Loaded" edition; I'm favoring "Ocean," "Oh Sweet Nothin', " and the "Ride Into the Sun" demo track the most.

Great stuff. What're your guys' thoughts?
 
What, no one likes Velvet Underground?
 
i enjoy a little lou reed myself, however, i thought the underground peaked with Nico. call me crazy....
 
Nah. Don't get me wrong, it's a great album, but I think I liked "Loaded" a bit more, and "Squeeze" comes in as a close third.
 
there is only one VU album that's good for me, and it has a yellow banana on the cover
 
The Velvet Underground are supremely over-rated, Art-School, heroin shooting, uber-cool, twaddle.
 
The Velvet Underground are supremely over-rated, Art-School, heroin shooting, uber-cool, twaddle.
well, they just got a little bit ahead of their time and set the grounds for punk, goth and many other genres that came along after them
and if you listen to them closely (specially the banana album) you'll hear how much they influenced from Iggy Pop, to The Doors, passing by The Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Strokes, The Talking Heads, The Cure, Radiohead, and many, many others

but I guess you're right
 
Don't get me wrong, please. I like Lou Reed's solo stuff and I appreciate John Cale's touch, but some of those bands you just mentioned (The Roses, Talking Heads, The Cure especially) are far more competent and enjoyable than anything The Velvets put out.

I guess I'm just mad that people keep banging on about them like they're Gods or summin'. Like the Byrds or the Clash, they're influence on other bands is massive. But we shouldn't forget that the Beatles begat the Byrds and Sex Pistols begat the Clash.:csad:
 
Don't get me wrong, please. I like Lou Reed's solo stuff and I appreciate John Cale's touch, but some of those bands you just mentioned (The Roses, Talking Heads, The Cure especially) are far more competent and enjoyable than anything The Velvets put out.

I guess I'm just mad that people keep banging on about them like they're Gods or summin'. Like the Byrds or the Clash, they're influence on other bands is massive. But we shouldn't forget that the Beatles begat the Byrds and Sex Pistols begat the Clash.:csad:
isn't that the whole point of having influences from others before you? to improve and expand upon them?
 
Yeah, I just personally think that ,musically at least, The Velvets , didn't improve on anything before them. But it does all come down to taste I suppose.

I really like Lou Reed but I've only ever owned Transformer, so i'm no expert on the dude, but I'm a big UK 70's punk rock fan, so I 'm aware they're influential. But as a body of work I don't think it stands up to other artists or bands I consider, more accomplished.

But It does come down to opinion, so, safe.
 
Yeah, I just personally think that ,musically at least, The Velvets , didn't improve on anything before them. But it does all come down to taste I suppose.

I really like Lou Reed but I've only ever owned Transformer, so i'm no expert on the dude, but I'm a big UK 70's punk rock fan, so I 'm aware they're influential. But as a body of work I don't think it stands up to other artists or bands I consider, more accomplished.

But It does come down to opinion, so, safe.
exactly, when artists who have influenced music throughout the last three decades consider VU one of their biggest influence, it does come down to opinion
 
"the gift" is awesome.
though it's like 9 minutes long.
I think it's " VU"
 

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