1969: Velvet Underground Live Volume 2
Released: Sep 1974
Label: Island Def Jam
Volume 2 of this live set starts off with an eleven-minute version of "Ocean" that explains why so many hopeless geeks ever picked up a guitar. The song stays away from histrionics, flowing like its namesake over Mo Tucker's crashing cymbals and Reed's barking narrative. It's raw, epic and beautiful and it's only the first song on this collection.