I Heard Her Call My Name

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"I Heard Her Call My Name"
Song by The Velvet Underground from the album White Light/White Heat
Released January 30, 1968
Recorded September 1967, Scepter Studios, New York City, New York
Genre Experimental rock, protopunk
Length 4:38
Label Verve Records
Writer Lou Reed
Composer Lou Reed
Producer Tom Wilson
White Light/White Heat track listing
  1. "White Light/White Heat"
  2. "The Gift"
  3. "Lady Godiva's Operation"
  4. "Here She Comes Now"
  5. "I Heard Her Call My Name"
  6. "Sister Ray"

"I Heard Her Call My Name" is a song by American avant-garde rock band The Velvet Underground. It is the fifth track from the band's second album, White Light/White Heat. It is a particularly loud, brash and aggressive song that features a pair of atonal guitar solos performed by Lou Reed and repeated use of piercing feedback.

In their biography Uptight, the band claimed they were unhappy with the recording of "I Heard Her Call My Name", saying that the recording was a poor attempt to capture the energy of live versions of the song.


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