Who Loves the Sun?

Originally Performed ByThe Velvet Underground
Original AlbumLoaded (1970)
Appears On
Music/LyricsLou Reed
VocalsTrey (lead), All (backing)
Phish Debut1998-10-31
Last Played2019-02-21
Current Gap2
HistorianMark Toscano


This song, the opening tune on The Velvet Underground’s Loaded, inaugurated Phish’s 1998 Halloween “musical costume.” The band covered it solidly, albeit a bit meekly, keeping their version completely faithful to the original. This opening on cautious ground helped set a solid foundation upon which they would build the madness of, among other things, the “Sweet Jane,” “Rock and Roll,” and “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” to come.

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