Loaded is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, released in November 1970 by Atlantic Records' subsidiary label Cotillion. It was the final album recorded featuring founding member and main songwriter Lou Reed, who left shortly before its release. Loaded was ranked 110 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Loaded is likely The Velvet Underground’s most popular album – Sweet Jane and Rock & Roll have gone on to be rock radio staples. Critically, it’s recieved the same acclaim that their other three records have – universal praise. The album was widely influential – Graham Coxon claims it to be a huge influence on Blur and Phish covered the entire thing in concert on Halloween, 1998.
Loaded was the result, and with appropriate irony it turned out to be the first VU album that made any noticeable impact on commercial radio - and also their swan song, with Reed leaving the group shortly before its release. With John Cale long gone from the band, Doug Yule highly prominent (he sings lead on four of the ten tracks), and Maureen Tucker absent on maternity leave, this is hardly a purist's Velvet Underground album.
Loaded is the fourth album by The Velvet Underground, released in November 1970, by Atlantic Records' subsidiary label, Cotillion. The album was the final album recorded featuring Lou Reed, though he had departed from the band shortly before the album's release. In 2003, Loaded was on Rolling Stone's reissue of their 500 greatest albums of all time. Loaded was a commercial effort aimed at radio play, another step away from the Warhol-influenced days.
New Age, The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970) - 09. Train Round The Bend. The Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane (early version) ( album 199. :44. The Velvet Underground – New Age.
Some people felt that when John Cale left it wasn't The Velvet Underground any longer. Some folks feel this is VU light. Folks are complaining about the lack of inclusion of certain materials (including the single recorded after Lou left and while Sterling, Mo and Doug wee still trying to function as a band).
Band Name The Velvet Underground. Released date September 1970. Labels Rhino Records Cotillion. Music StylePsychedelic Rock. Members owning this album18. 1. Who Loves the Sun. 2. Sweet Jane.