Mornings with Brian Phillips
Velvet's Most Challenging Work 45 Today
January 30th, 2013
"White Light/White Heat" from the Velvet Underground was released on this day in 1968. It stands as their most demanding album. This link takes you to a playlist with covers of the album's six tracks. The Bowie version of the title song is the most well known. I direct you to Nirvana and Chapterhouse. Both appear on a great cover album I have on vinyl: "Heaven and Hell- A Tribute to The Velvet Underground Vol. 1." Cover albums are hit and miss, but this one is a gem. Screaming Trees, The Wedding Present, Ride, James, and Buffalo Tom among others appear.