White Light/White Heat
1 x LP
(1968)2018 EU repressed on 180g LP - The most extreme album in the Velvet Undergrounds extreme catalog the New York bands second effort, contains six feedbackladen neighborannoying tracks about amphetamines and shooting heroin wi...
Release date 16-10-2018(originally released in 1968)
2018 EU repressed on 180g LP - The most extreme album in the Velvet Undergrounds extreme catalog the New York bands second effort, contains six feedback-laden neighbor-annoying tracks about amphetamines and shooting heroin with a transsexual.sealed & stickered sleeve.
A1 White Light/White Heat
A2 The Gift
A3 Lady Godivas Operation
B1 Here She Comes Now
B2 I Heard Her Call My Name
B3 Sister Ray
The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat is one of the most confrontational and inspirational second albums ever made by a rock band. Recorded in a matter of days at the end of the summer of 1967, a season in which everything seemed possible in rock and much of it happened at now-mythic speed, White Light/White Heat is an album that reeks of the gritty NY street life and could only have been made in New York, by one band. And that group is the classic-quartet lineup of The Velvet Underground - singer-guitarist Lou Reed; bassist-organist and viola player John Cale; guitarist-bassist Sterling Morrison; and drummer Maureen Tucker.
'No one listened to it. But there it is, forever - the quintessence of articulated punk. And no one goes near it.' - Lou Reed, August 2013
'Cited by nearly every group in punk's long lineage and by more than a few arty types, the Velvets defined New York rock, poised between street-level grit and literary irony, rock simplicity and minimalistic drones, clarity and noise.' - The New York Times
Extra info: Coloured vinyl
Originally released: 1968
This release: 2018