On January 30, 1968.

White light white heat

On January 30, 1968, “Verve” label released “White Light/White Heat”, the second Velvet Underground studio album.  It was recorded in September 1967, at the “Scepter Studios” in New York, and was produced by Tom Wilson.  It was band’s last studio recording of new material with founding member John Cale. In 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “White Light/White Heat” at number 293 on it’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • John Cale– lead vocals, backing vocals, spoken word, electric viola, organ, piano, bass guitar, ,medical sound effects
  • Lou Reed– lead vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals, medical sound effects
  • Maureen Tucker– percussion, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed, except where noted.

  1. White Light/White Heat
  2. The Girl – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale, Maureen Tucker
  3. Lady Godiva’s Operation
  4. Here She Comes Now – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cae
  5. I Heard Her Calling My Name – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale and Maureen Tucker
  6. Sister Ray – Lou Reed, Sterlin Morrison, John Cale, Maureen Tucker

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