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The Velvet Underground: Loaded: Re-Loaded

Album Review

It’s the beginning of a new age.

Released in late 1970, the Velvets’ fourth album was so-called because paymasters Cotillion Records expected an album “loaded” with hits. What they got was an almost radio-friendly masterpiece – Sweet Jane and Rock & Roll – many people’s favourite from Lou Reed, Doug Yule, Sterling Morrison, but not drummer Moe Tucker, absent on maternity leave.

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