Vintage Voilence

John Cale’s debut solo album turns 50 … released on March 25, 1970.

The Velvet Underground & Nico 

Released on March 12, 1967, panned by critics and a colossal failure sales-wise, The Velvet Underground and Nico has become one of the most influential and important rock albums in poular music history.  By 2002, it ranked #13 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 2006, it was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.

All Shook Down

This was supposed to be a solo Westy album but he got talked out of it by the band’s managment at the last minute. But a gander at the song credits and band line-up and it appears Westy didn’t get the full message. Never mind — it’s a great album and because the rest of the ‘Mats are AWOL, it left Westy to bring in some friends like Johnette Napolitano, John Cale, Benmont Tench, Terry Reid and others to assist.

Loaded

Velvet Underground release their fourth album on November 15, 1970. It’s an undeniable classic featuring a couple of their most famous songs – “Sweet Jane” and “Rock and Roll.”

It’s # 110 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

Peel Slowly

Released on March 12, 1967, panned by critics and a colossal failure sales-wise, The Velvet Underground and Nico has become one of the most influential and important rock albums in poular music history.  By 2002, it ranked #13 on Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2006, it was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.