Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Velvet Underground - Pre-VU (VAR/FLAC)



(Various FLAC)

This fan-released set contains all known recordings by the members of the VU before the formation of the band.

Disc 1
01: Leave Her For Me (Lewis Reed) - The Jades
02: So Blue (Phil Harris / Lewis Reed) - The Jades
 ~~Single, Time 1002, USA, 1958

03: Your Love (Lewis Reed) - Lewis Reed
04: Merry Go Round (Lewis Reed) - Lewis Reed
 ~~Unissued sides, 1962

05: The Ostrich (Reed / Sims / Vance / Phillips) - The Primitives
06: Sneaky Pete (Reed / Sims / Vance / Phillips) - The Primitives
 ~~ Single, Pickwick City PC9001, December 1964

07: Why Don't You Smile (Philips / Vance / Reed / Cale) - The All Night Workers
 ~~Single, Round Sound RS-1, 1965

08: I've Got A Tiger In My Tank (Motta / Philips / Sims / Vance / Reed) - The Intimates
 ~~Single, Epic 5-9743, 1965

09: Ya Running, But I'll Getcha (Phillips / Reed / Sims / Vance / Phillips) - The J Brothers
 ~~LP: The Four Seasons / Johnny Rivers / Neil Sedaka - The J Brothers - Design SDLP 185, 1964:

10: The Rose (Phillips / Reed / Sims / Vance) - Terry Phillips
11: Flowers For The Lady (Irby, Jr. / Phillips / Reed / Sims / Vance) - Terry Phillips
12: Wild One (Phillips / Reed / Sims / Vance) - Terry Phillips
 ~~LP: Swingin' Teen Sounds Of Ronnie Dove & Terry Phillips - Design SDLP 186, 1965

13: Don't Turn My World Upside Down (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The J Brothers
14: Soul City (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The Hi-Lifes
15: Teardrop In The Sand (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The Hollywoods
16: Wonderful World Of Love (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The Liberty Men
17: You're Driving Me Insane (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The Roughnecks
18: First Impression (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) -The Hi-Lifes
19: I'm Gonna Fight (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The Hi-Lifes
20: I've Got A Tiger In My Tank (Motta / Philips / Sims / Vance / Reed) - The Beachnuts
21: Cycle Annie (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - The Beachnuts
22: Johnny Won't Surf No More (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - Jeannie Larimore
23: It's Hard For A Girl In A World Full Of Men (Reed / Phillips / Vance / Sims) - Connie Carson
 ~~LP: Soundsville - LP, Design SDLP 187, early 1965

24: Tell Mama Not To Cry (Vance / Sims / Reed / Phillips) - Robertha Williams
25: *Maybe Tomorrow (Vance / Sims / Reed / Phillips) - Robertha Williams
 ~~Single, Uptown 707, early 1965

25: *Maybe Tomorrow (Phillips / Vance / Sims / Reed) - Ronnie Dickerson
26: Merry Go Round (Phillips / Vance / Sims / Reed) - Ronnie Dickerson
 ~~LP: Irma Thomas / Maxine Brown / Ronnie Dickerson - Grand Prix KS-426, 1965

27: Strip-Tease (Gainsbourg / Goraguer) - Nico
 ~~unissued demo, December 1962

28: I'm Not Sayin' (Lightfoot) - Nico
29: The Last Mile (Oldham / Page) - Nico
 ~~Single (UK), Immediate IM-003, 20 August 1965

30: Why Don't You Smile (Phillips / Vance / Reed / Cale) - The All Night Workers
 ~~bonus track. Sped up one tone. See if you prefer it.

31: Little Deuce Coupe - The Surfsiders
32: Surfin' is the Life For Me - The Surfsiders
 ~~LP: The Surfsiders Sing the Beach Boys, Songbook Design SDLP-208, USA, 1965 (rumored to be Lou Reed on lead vocals).

Disc 2
1: Hot Scoria - John Cale (guitar) and Angus MacLise (cimbalom)
2 March 1964 or 1965

2: Day Of Niagra - John Cale, Tony Conrad, Angus Maclise, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela - 25 April 1965

3: Stainless Steel Gamelan - John Cale and Sterling Morrison (cembalet/fretless guitar)
Mid 1960s

4: At About This Time Mozart Was Dead And Joseph Konrad Was Sailing the Seven Seas Learning English - John Cale (wollensak), John Cale and Sterling Morrison (viola, guitar) - May 1967

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