White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground: White Light!

Episode 4

Episode date - August 18, 2023

How Music Changed

    Now that the band was free of Nico, they could pursue every crazy idea that had been fomenting in their heads.

    Lou Reed and John Cale took advantage of their sudden newfound freedom to create some of the most challenging and difficult music imaginable. Commercial ideas were thoroughly abandoned, all in the name of artistic integrity.

    “White Light/White Heat” must surely be one of the most challenging albums of the ‘60s, and there are sections that will surely make even contemporary listeners feel uncomfortable, but there’s no doubt that it pushed boundaries.

    Featured tracks include:

    White Light – White Heat

    The Gift (less music)

    The Gift

    Lady Godiva’s Operation

    Here She Comes Now

    Sister Ray

    Channel 154 - The Velvet Underground