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Album of the day (#1820): White Light/White Heat


 
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#1 | Posted: 11/23/2015 21:00 | Post subject: Album of the day (#1820): White Light/White Heat Reply with quote
Today's album of the day

White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground (View album | Buy this album)

Year: 1968.
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Overall rank: 150
Average rating: 84/100 (from 675 votes).


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Tracks:
1. White Light/White Heat
2. The Gift
3. Lady Godiva's Operation
4. Here She Comes Now
5. I Heard Her Call My Name
6. Sister Ray

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#2 | Posted: 11/23/2015 21:11 | Post subject: Reply with quote
This is like a personal Bible for all lo-fi indie rock bands. A very dissonant and irreverent Bible that you would see Stephen Malkmus preaching about at your local Sunday mass.
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#3 | Posted: 11/23/2015 21:55 | Post subject: Reply with quote
This was one of those albums that really hit me on first listen. The title track and Sister Ray are amazing and innovative, though I will admit the latter does go on for too long. The shorter tracks, especially Here She Comes Now, need more love. Overall, I like it more than Loaded, but not as much as S/T or VU&N.
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#4 | Posted: 11/23/2015 23:04 | Post subject: Reply with quote
An album I appreciate more than I like.

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2. The Gift
4. Here She Comes Now
6. Sister Ray
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#5 | Posted: 11/23/2015 23:35 | Post subject: Reply with quote

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#6 | Posted: 11/24/2015 07:11 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Let's be frank. It's sooooo bloody exciting and to my ears a fucking genius record. The night Lou died I jumped in my automobile, drove to a leisure centre to play football, but instead sat in the car park, wound down the window and blasted the whole of Sister Ray out at full volume. It just felt like the right thing to do.

I also had I Heard Her Call My Name as my alarm ringtone for a while. Suffice it to say I was never late for work. I also played it on student/college radio at 11am in the morning and our audience immediately halved (from 2 to 1).

The whole album is gloriously scuzzy and sleazy gutter rock made using amplifiers with at least one blown valve and would be in my Top 20 if I scrapped my one album rule. Then again, VU&N and S/T would be Top 10. Also the best VU record to listen to whilst pissed up on booze.
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#7 | Posted: 11/24/2015 12:25 | Post subject: Reply with quote
I was in a band named after that last track. And it was 20 years ago today that we hit the heady heights of a neds atomic dustbin support slot. Anyone want me autograph?
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