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
ReleasedJanuary 30, 1968
RecordedSeptember 1967
StudioScepter Studios, New York City
Songwriter(s)Lou Reed
Producer(s)Tom Wilson

"I Heard Her Call My Name" is a song by American 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 high pitched feedback.[2]

In an interview, guitarist Sterling Morrison said, "I quit the group for a couple of days because I thought they chose the wrong mix for 'I Heard Her Call My Name', one of our best songs that was completely ruined in the studio."[3]



  1. ^ Carpenter, Troy. "The Velvet Underground Bio". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Malitz, David (October 28, 2013). "Lou Reed and the single greatest second of recorded music in rock-and-roll history". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Bockris, Victor (2003). Uptight: The Velvet Underground Story. Cooper Square Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0815412854.