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 edited 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 Not Like Its The First Time - Various - Super Secret Lolicore Compilation Vol.
1 something to The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground the The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground 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 Sound & Computer - Various - Mitek: Process 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 all 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 Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground latter being heard at the precise moment the former completely fades.
Some later pressings break the segue with the insertion of a 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 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground 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, The Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper / Lady Jane 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 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground are incorrect. However, when reissued in it peaked at number in the Billboard chart.
Compared with VU first releases, Loaded was produced for the mainstream, without thematize sex and drugs. Although the songs were successful and popular in several music radios, neither singles, nor the album itself peaked in any music chart. After his departure, Yule became the new frontman of The Velvet Underground and toured together with Willie Alexander keyboardWalter Powers bass guitarMaureen Tucker drums and other musicians.
Inhe recorded their fifth and last regular studio album, Squeeze. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rovi Corporation. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date March 12, Recording Date April, - November, School Maverick Autumn Early Morning. In a interview, Yule said Sesnick waited until one hour before the band The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground scheduled to take the stage the following night before notifying him that Reed was not coming. He and Lou had a relationship where Lou had depended on him for moral support, The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground he trusted him, and Sesnick basically said 'screw you.
It must have been hard for Lou to hear that because he depended on him, so he quit. Reed often said he was completely surprised when he saw Loaded in stores. He also said, "I left them to their album full of hits that I made".
Reed was perturbed about a verse being edited from the Loaded version of " Sweet Jane ". For the box set Peel Slowly and Seethe album was presented as Reed intended; [ citation needed ] the "Fully Loaded" two-disc edition includes the full versions of "Sweet Jane" and "New Age".
On the other hand, Yule has pointed out that the album was for all intents and purposes finished when Reed left the band and that Reed had been aware of most, if not all, of the edits.
With manager Steve Sesnick looking to fill bookings following the departure of Lou Reedand with the pending release I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles - Rock N Roll Music Vol. 1 Loaded in November The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Undergroundthe band, now with Sterling Morrison on guitar, Moe Tucker on drums, Walter Powers on bass, and Doug Yule taking over lead vocals and guitar, played periodic shows to promote the album from November to Augustplaying shows around the U.
Following a show in Houston, Texashe left the group in August to pursue a Ph. He had packed an empty suitcase and when the time came for the band to return to New York Cityhe told them at the airport that he was staying in Texas and quitting the band—the last founding member to quit.
Due to publicity around the release, and growing interest in the Velvet Underground in Europe, Sesnick was The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground to secure a single album deal with Polydor in the UK, and a handful of promotional shows were booked in the UK in November and December After Sesnick failed to show up in London to meet the band with the necessary equipment and tour funds,  they played the handful The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground dates to secure enough money for flights back to the US, and Yule left the band when the brief tour ended in December It was during this brief period in the UK that Yule recorded the Polydor album ultimately titled Squeeze under the Velvet Underground name virtually by himself, with only the assistance of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and a few other session musicians in an unspecified London studio.
While Yule intended to recruit Tucker to play drums on SqueezeSesnick vetoed his decision and claimed she was "too expensive" to hire. Squeeze was released in February the following year,in Europe only, with minimal promotion by the label, and was held in low regard by fans and critics.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine notes that the album received "uniformly terrible reviews" upon initial release,  and in the early s, the NME Book of Rock counted it as "a Velvet Underground album in name only". He gave me six copies of Squeeze as pay.
I never got any money. He not only made an arrangement with them but actually signed as me and took the money. Despite the negative reviews of the album upon its initial release, in recent years the album has been revisited by both critics and musicians with more sympathetic and favorable reviews.
In music writer Steven Shehori included Squeeze in his "Criminally Overlooked Albums" series for The Huffington Postand in a lengthy review of the album, offered the following positive assessment of Squeeze : "if you pluck it from the shackles of its murky back-story, Squeeze is nothing short of a quintessential listening experience. In a retrospective way I really enjoy it. It has kind of a naivety about it. The band members objected to the billing instigated by their tour manager ; according to Yule, the promoter was not supposed to bill the band as the Velvet Underground.
Reed, Cale and Nico teamed up at the beginning of to play a concert in Paris at the Bataclan club. This concert was bootlegged, and finally received an official release as Le Bataclan '72 in Before that, Cale and Nico had developed solo careers. Nico had also begun a solo career with Cale producing a majority of her albums.
Reed started his solo career in after a brief sabbatical. Sterling Morrison was a professor for some time, teaching Medieval Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, then became a tugboat captain in Houston for several years.
Moe Tucker raised a family before returning to small-scale gigging and recording in the s; Morrison was in several touring bands, including Tucker's band. Yule subsequently toured with Lou Reed and played on the latter's Sally Can't Dance album, and Yule at Reed's request also contributed guitar The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground bass tracks to Reed's album Coney Island Babywhich can be heard in the Bonus Edition of the album released in Yule became a member of American Flyerthen dropped out of the music industry altogether before reappearing in the early s.
In Polydor released the album VUwhich collected unreleased recordings that might have constituted the band's fourth album for MGM in but had never been released.
Some of the songs had been recorded when Cale was still in the band. More unreleased recordings of the band, some of them demos and unfinished tracks, were released in as Another View. Though some attribute the name of the " Velvet Revolution ", which ended more than 40 years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, to the band, Reed pointed out that the name Velvet Revolution derives from its peaceful nature—that no one was "actually hurt" during those events.
Though Morrison and Tucker had each worked with Reed and Cale since the Velvet Underground had broken up, Songs for Drella was the first time Pete Castle - Rambling Robin pair The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground worked together in decades, and speculation about a reunion began to form, fueled The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground the one-off appearance by Reed, Cale, Morrison and Tucker to play "Heroin" as the encore to a brief Songs for Drella set in Jouy-en-JosasFrance.
The Reed—Cale—Morrison—Tucker lineup officially reunited without Yule whose The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground had been championed by Morrison in commencing activities with a European tour Evening Song - Charles Sullivan - Genesis in Edinburgh on June 1,and including a performance at Glastonbury which appeared on an NME front cover.
Cale sang most of the songs Nico had originally performed. With the success of the Velvet Underground's European reunion tour, a series of US tour dates were proposed, as was an MTV Unplugged Hearing Things (Ambient) - Frequency X - Hearing Things, and possibly even some new studio recordings.
Before any of this could come to fruition, Cale and Reed fell out again, breaking up the The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground once more. On August 30,Sterling Morrison died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after returning to his hometown of Poughkeepsie, New York, at age In The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground to commemorate the 45th anniversary The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground the band's formation, Reed, Tucker and Yule with Cale not present gave a rare interview at the New York Public Library.
The Velvet Underground continues to exist as a New York—based partnership managing the financial and back catalog aspects for the band members.
In Januarythe surviving members of the band initiated legal action against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over unauthorised use of the debut album's banana design.
He had undergone a liver transplant earlier in the year. The Velvet Underground is regarded as one of the most influential bands in rock history. In they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American rock band. This article is about the band. This The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Velvet Underground in Art rock  proto-punk  avant-garde  experimental rock . Nico Theatre of Eternal Music. Main article: The Velvet Underground album. Lonesome Train - The Cramps - .Off The Bone article: Loaded.
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