“and then my mind split open”

The Velvet Underground – “I Heard Her Call My Name” from White Light/White Heat (1968)

Last night, after drinking a wonderful Sazerac cocktail, I heard Yo La Tengo play Durham NC. The cavernous acoustics of the Carolina Theater didn’t help the sound, but the show still split my mind. One of YLT’s encores was a noisy version of the Velvets classic “I Heard Her Call My Name.”

Back in ’94, Yo La Tengo portrayed the Velvets in the film I Shot Andy Warhol. Watch a clip (but no YLT) here.

Catch Yo La Tengo live

Buy the Velvet Underground

Posted by Glenn



Filed under 1960s, Experimental, Psychedelic, Rock

2 responses to ““and then my mind split open”

  1. Jeff Wheeler

    I’d be really interested to hear what you think of the new David Bazan (ex-PTL) album which critics are saying is all about his newfound agnosticism (and freshly defeated alcoholism)–I think it’s a really damn interesting. I had kinda stopped listening to the guy because I didn’t think much of it would be terribly relatable after I stopped trying to make the Xian thing work. I think the music is really good though, and I think the lyrics are really good. And I’d be interested in your opinion of it, because all I’m seeing is glowing praise from ex-PTL fans, glowing praise from many critics, but not a lot of other people’s ideas.

    Also, this was my first favorite song off “White Light/White Heat/White Noise/White Lightning/White Power/White Wine/White Trash/White Man’s Burden” by the Velvetoids–especially the guitar solo prefaced by the namesake phrase of your post.

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