Down By The Sea

Last Monday Drew posted a cover of The Velvet Underground’s Ocean, a version done by Sunray (played on and produced by Sonic Boom), thirteen minutes of drone rock bliss from 2007. It’s here. Back in 2014 there was an extensive remastering job on a lot of The Velvet’s material for the 45th anniversary of one of their albums. Ocean never saw the light of day when the band existed and eventually surfaced via Lou Reed’s 1972 solo album, the 1969 live album and 1985’s VU record. Here it is, in all it’s 1969 via 2014 glory.  Lou and Sterling’s guitars on Ocean are such a treat and the build up to the ending with the crashing drums and organ is superb.