'Loaded is a monumental origin story about the band of misfits, discontents, and visionaries that launched punk, grunge, new wave, glam, indie, experimental, art, and maybe even spoken-word rock. Dylan Jones weaves together a propulsive yet intimate narrative driven by a cast of insiders who trace the Velvets' rise and fall and rise again to legendary status.'
A velvet goldmine of a book.
'Dylan Jones has put the WOW back into oral histories. Loaded is particularly revealing of the band members and their mileu. He got all the right people to tell their tales and most of them are true.'
You might understandably think you already know this story, but in Loaded, the masterful Dylan Jones assembles a raucous symphony of voices to convince you that you don't. Smart, funny and insightful, this spellbinding oral history guides you through the evolving meanings of the music and the lives of the Velvet Underground from the Sixties to the present day. I found it riveting from start to finish.