Monday, June 30, 2008

the velvet underground



jackie says it cold, so jane is in her vest...


What, no Velvet Underground to date ? Let's remedy that right here and now with their first assault on radio friendly America.

Recorded April - July 1970, Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. And released in September, 1970 - one month after Lou Reed had departed - on Atlantic Records' subsidiary, Cotillion Records. Maureen Tucker, pregnant during the recording sessions, was replaced by bass player Doug Yule and his brother, Billy on drumming duties.

Produced by Geoff Haslam, Shel Kagan and what was left of the original The Velvet Underground.

I love the giant William S. Burroughs' cockroach coming out the subway on the cover to this one. Pass me the Raid.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: SWEET JANE (FULLY LOADED VERSION) from "Loaded" LP (Cortillon / Atlantic) 1970 (US)

FULLY LOADED ON RHINO

3 comments:

Jon said...

It almost scares me how good Sweet Jane is. It's such a simple song, but every note and every word work work work to put each other across.

Matt said...

It's important to have your daily recommended allowance of Jane. Sweet, sweet Jane. I prescribe several CCs of VU, to be taken as needed.

ib said...

Jon: Sometimes it's a toss up which version to go with; the studio one with the beautiful guitar intro or the "on the nod" take from live in '69. This unedited one kind of comes across as the best of both worlds, with the missing verse from the 1970 release.

Matt: Thanks for the diagnosis, doctor mooney... I mean, Matt! Ouch!