Best Albums Of The...

White Light/White Heat (1968)

The Velvet Underground
No votes yet
Experimental rock, Noise rock, Protopunk, Avant-garde, Art rock, Avant-garde music

Buy this album online:

White Light/White Heat is the second studio album by the American rock band The Velvet Underground. The record was the group's last with violist and founding member John Cale.
After the disappointing sales of The Velvet Underground's first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, the band's relationship with Andy Warhol deteriorated. They toured throughout most of 1967. Many of their live performances featured noisy improvisations that would become key elements on White Light/White Heat. The band eventually fired Warhol and parted ways with Nico; and ultimately went on to record their second album with Tom Wilson credited as producer.
The album was recorded in just two days, and with a noticeably different style than The Velvet Underground & Nico. John Cale described White Light/White Heat as "a very rabid record...The first one had some gentility, some beauty. The second one was consciously anti-beauty." Sterling Morrison said, "We were all pulling in the same direction. We may have been dragging each other off a cliff, but we were all definitely going in the same direction. In the White Light/White Heat era, our lives were chaos. That’s what’s reflected in the record."
Nearly every

Read more on Wikipedia


8:19 The Gift
2:47 White Light White Heat
4:56 Lady Godiva's Operation
4:38 I Heard Her Call My Name
2:04 Here She Comes Now
17:27 Sister Ray
4:38 I Heard Her Call My Name
Number 1: Pet Sounds -
The Beach Boys
Number 1: The Velvet Underground & Nico -
The Velvet Underground
Number 1: The Clash -
The Clash
Number 1: What's Going On -
Marvin Gaye
Number 1: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -
The Beatles