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1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 2


Download links and information about 1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 2 by The Velvet Underground. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 01:00:17 minutes.

Artist: The Velvet Underground
Release date: 1974
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 9
Duration: 01:00:17
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No. Title Length
1. Ocean (Live) 10:55
2. Pale Blue Eyes (Live) 5:51
3. Heroin (Live) 9:48
4. Some Kinda Love (Live) 4:48
5. Over You (Live) 2:16
6. Sweet Bonnie Brown (It's Just Too Much) [Live] 7:54
7. White Light/White Heat (Live) 8:34
8. I Can't Stand It (Live) 7:51
9. I'll Be Your Mirror (Live) 2:20



The second volume of this historic live document captures the Velvet Underground performing with a relaxed yet exploratory approach that shifts the emphasis from the screeching viola dynamics the band used with original member John Cale to the smooth vocal tradings between his replacement Doug Yule and band leader Lou Reed, and the impressive guitar intertwining between Reed and lead guitarist Sterling Morrison. The eleven-minute “Ocean,” of which the original studio recording remained unreleased until the mid-80s, is a spot-on dissection of the band’s haunting, floating tone, with the organ riding up against the ebb and flow of the rhythm. The reflective “Pale Blue Eyes” and thoroughly dynamic “Heroin” exemplify the band’s intuitive sense, riding drummer Maureen Tucker’s tribal rhythms from the calm of the storm to the brink of collapse. The addition of “I Can’t Stand It,” another track from the band’s “lost” album, and “White Light / White Heat” are pure adrenalized rock n’ roll, rushing with a punk-like urgency, a lesson that was not lost on the next generation of punks who were soon to absorb the Velvets’ lessons and create a chaos obviously inspired by these New York City outlaws.