Vu Songs Ranked

VU is a 1985 album by the American musical group the Velvet Underground, a compilation album of outtakes recorded 1968-69. It was released in February 1985 by Verve Records. When the Velvet Underground moved from Verve Records (who had released their first two albums) to parent company MGM Records, they signed a two-album deal, releasing their third and eponymous album The Velvet Underground in March 1969. Later that same year there was a management change and MGM Records’ new CEO, Mike Curb, was brought in to try to rescue the financially struggling label. He decided to purge the record company of its unprofitable acts. The Velvet Underground quickly became one of the groups targeted and were released from their contract. The band had in the meantime recorded 14 tracks for possible release as their second MGM album. All of these were shelved and forgotten by their record company until the early 1980s. Here are all of Vu songs ranked.

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10. Ocean

“Five-minutes of mostly drag, and the pattern of the livelier electric notes that kick in with about a minute to half left is nothing shocking. I’ve got nothin’ else to offer, other than that the loud drumming was initially a pleasant wake-up until I had enough of that, too.”

9. I’m Sticking With You

“Juno soundtrack briefly made this one of the 2 or 3 most popular VU songs (at least on the Internet). Much like After Hours, this is goofy and features Moe on lead vocals. Unfortunately, if I’m being honest, this is retarded and I’d rather not listen to it again.”

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8. Lisa Says

“Lou sure knew a lot of girls with something to say. Kinda bluesy, and a traditional blues instrument/sound would have only made it better. Not bad, but tracks like these are a dime a dozen. Not sure how I feel about the reptition of the title toward the end–the instruments get louder and that in itself is fine”

7. Andy’s Chest

“Now this is how you lovingly parody your mentor! The Transformer tune is glossier and that fits this much better, but it’s still good for a laugh.”

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6. She’s My Best Friend

“Sounds like an airy 50s rock n’ roll song, yet almost a Walt Disney sorta magic her–whoops, I think I just heard something about cutting off feet. Probably the best track here.”

5. One of These Days

“Damn, this is pretty much country-rock… the twang in the guitars, the crooning “ooooohs”–what the hell, he’s laughing again. Mind if I pinch your cheeks, Louie? Seriously, this is like the precursor to Pavement. I approve.”

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4. Stephanie Says

“Whoaaa, those are some pretty classical strings–I was NOT expecting this (not exactly the sombering one-track misery of Candy Says). Melody softens as soon as the second verse. Kind of lacks that killer instinct of everything on the first three Velvets records, and there’s no way it would’ve fit into any of them (plus it’s a bit too real for the very much enjoyable but obviously mailed-in Loaded), but this is a very, very pretty ballad.”

3. Temptation Inside Your Heart

“Spoken word in jukeboxy tracks always does it for me, and that “Ah!”, “Ooh ooh ooh!”, snarky comments, and just-as-snarky response are a gas. If you’re going to record filler, at least make it as amusing as this is, bands of today and tomorrow!”

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2. I Can’t Stand It

“A simple screechy almost punk-pop (man, and punk itself didn’t even exist yet) song that never goes anywhere, but that’s okay–it’s a rockin’ tune, nothin’ more, and just as certainly nothin’ less.”

1. Foggy Notion

“A 7-minute boogie jam: Believe it or not, kinda reminds me of Squeeze. A little more assertive than that record is, though. … Blah, you know what, I’d rather take it in shots, like that record offers. Like the previous track, loud repetitive drumming serves as your wake-up call, and sticks around a tad too long. I prefer the noise of European Son, Black Angel’s Death Song, and even Metal Machine Music, m’self. Pretty damned riffy (How ’bout that Sterling, enh?), and I don’t dislike that per say, but that’s not why I love me some The VU.”