A1 White Light/White Heat 2:47
A2 The Gift 8:19
A3 Lady Godiva's Operation 4:56
A4 Here She Comes Now 2:04
B1 I Heard Her Call My Name 4:38
B2 Sister Ray 17:27
LOL 7 of the top 92 albums of alltime come from 1968 and thats sounds exactly right, whats to say about this album. Well of course I hear revolutionary music, this is kind of the birth place of noise rock even more then VU/Nico the year before, this one is just a cluster fuck of noise, screaching, scratching dissonant drums, and yet great guitar and drum work, talk about lo-fi this is one of the first albums in the genre, and I am sure the critics were like what the fuck is this mess. Bands like Lez Resilles Denubes and Modern Lovers were obviously paying attention as well.
The album is short in the number of songs with just 6, and all six of them are very much on the left side of the aisle with interesting themes, spoken word mixed on noise on the Gift, I heard her call my name is loud as fuck with distorted noise and then mixes it with beautiful vocals, and life altering guitar rock n roll. Lady Godiva is the only thing that comes close to mainstream and that is about a mile away from it, just catchy garage rock. White Heat/White Light kind of has a melodic feel to it, and most likely will be the song played the most off the album(Sister Ray is 17:30 minutes compared to that songs 2:47). Here she comes now is also relevent as it is just really catchy.
The best tune probally and that has stiff competition is the land mark Sugar Ray which is just an odd odd beautiful song, has going between rock n roll noise and nice non mainstream singing with Lou talking about girls sucking on ding dongs. Needless to say even in the so called free love days of hippiedom that would have been a no no(remember by late 68, 69 hippies were becoming mainstream fashion in high school's) before that they were saved to the radical college students and professors. The album is a landmark, Velvet Underground is easily one of my favorite bands of alltime. One of the most important albums of the 60's for sure.