Released: Sep 1970
Label: Rhino Atlantic
The VU were such an amazing band that they could jettison all of their avant-garde inclinations and still come up with a brilliant pop/rock record. Loaded is highlighted by such amazing, shoulda-been FM hits as "Sweet Jane," "Rock and Roll," "I Found a Reason" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'." But it was too late to break the Velvet Underground and Lou Reed left the band after this. A few years later, mainstream audiences discovered "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" when they appeared on Reed's hit live album.