Agony Shorthand

Thursday, August 21, 2003
PUT IT TO A VOTE....While I was listening to the remastered STOOGES “Raw Power” (see below) I started to wonder what that other legendary thinly-recorded classic LP might sound like if it were scrubbed down, amped up and made to sound like some have argued it should sound. I’m talking, of course, of the VELVET UNDERGROUND’s “White Light/White Heat” – a record that will forever live in infamy for not only its genius (the record that gave us “Sister Ray”!!) but for that nagging, biting, tearing feeling that it could have been so much more. What do you think? Should something be done at this late date? Would you buy it?