VARIOUS ARTISTS – ” Re-Loaded ” Tribute to The Velvet Underground

Posted: September 15, 2015 in MUSIC
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To celebrate 45 years of this ground-breaking record, and to pay tribute to the late Lou Reed, Sydney’s Montes Jura have curated a full-length cover album of The Velvet Underground featuring their favourite local acts. The album will be reloaded by: Upskirts, The Pinheads, Salvador Dali Llama, Burn Antares, The Grease Arrestor, Raindrop, Bad Valley, Dluna, Lizzy Cross & The Infinity Snake and Montes Jura. The cover album is slated for release Tuesday, October 27 as a free download via Bandcamp.

They’ll be celebrating its release with a launch party at the Factory Floor on Saturday, November 7th. See live performances from: Upskirts, Salvador Dali Llama, Raindrop, Burn Antares, Bad Valley, Dluna, Lizzy Cross, & Montes Jura as they honour arguably the most influential band of the 60s.

The 10 Sydney pysch bands unite to pay tribute to The Velvet Underground’s seminal record release Loaded Its almost been 45 years since the legendary Velvet Underground record “Loaded” was released. To celebrate, 10 psych bands from Sydney and Wollongong have banned together to pay tribute, each one covering a Velvet Underground classic to be put on a compilation appropriately titled, Reloaded”.

The Velvet Underground’s ‘Loaded’ is one of those records that, from the moment the needle drops, we find ourselves singing along to each and every song

From the opening feel-good hit ‘Who Loves the Sun’, right through to the final ‘Oh! Sweet Nuthin’’, every word, melody and groove is experienced as if for the first time and the 100th time.

Asked by Atlantic Records to produce an album “loaded with hits,” The Velvet Underground set out to distance themselves from their Andy Warhol-inspired days to take the leap into radio-ready hit singles. The end result was not only a commercial success, but a blue print for the future of rock and roll.

To celebrate 45 years of this ground-breaking record, and to pay tribute to the late Lou Reed, Sydney’s Montes Jura have curated a full-length cover album featuring their favourite local acts. The Album will be reloaded by: The Upskirts, The Pinheads, Salvador Dali Llama, Burn Antares, The Grease Arrestor, Raindrop, Bad Valley, D’luna, Lizzy Cross & The Infinity Snake and Montes Jura. The cover album is slated for release Tuesday, October 27 as a free download via Bandcamp.

Curated by Sydney band Montes Jura, the tribute compilation will feature modern interpretations of the record by Burn Antares, The Pinheads, Upskirts, Salvador Dali Llama, Raindrop, The Grease Arrestor, Bad Valley, D’Luna, Lizzy Cross & The Infinity Snake and Montes Jura themselves.

The compilation will be released via Bandcamp as a free download on October 27th – the anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. And as a massive celebration of all things Velvet Underground, the bands will be throwing a tribute party at the Factory Theatre on November 7th. Performing will be, Upskirts, Salvador Dali Llama, Burn Antares, Bad Valley, D’Luna, Raindrop, Montes Jura, Lizzy Cross plus The Grease Arrestor DJs. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 2nd September and can be purchased from the Factory’s website.

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