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#310: The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground

11.04.2011


The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground (1969)

Favorite Track(s): "Candy Says" and "Pale Blue Eyes" and "Jesus" and "Beginning to See the Light" and "I'm Set Free" and "That's the Story of My Life" and "After Hours"

Thoughts: Reminders: (because I need them--I don't know if you do) Lou Reed and Nico were in The Velvet Underground. This is a band I hear about often, but I've never been sure I could recognize their music. I tended to confuse them with Velvet Revolver. And The Verve.

But now I will remember the distinction! My favorite songs on the album were hands-down "Pale Blue Eyes" and "After Hours." Perfection.

Though I thought it was weird that they had a song called "What Goes On" that has the actual lyric, what goes on in your mind? and then in "Murder Mystery" they sang about "Mr. Moonlight." Beatles, anyone? And the beginning of "I'm Set Free" totally reminded me of the start of the finale to AD/BC: A Rock Opera.

In summation, this was an album of marvelous 60s pop-rock. Definitely recommend.

Is This Better Than Help!?: Yes.



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