Lady Godivas Operation - The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat (Cassette, Album)
Label: Verve Records - 825 119-4 Y-1,Polygram - 422 825 119-4 Y-1 • Format: Cassette Album, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Noise
"Lady Godiva's Operation" is a song by the Velvet Underground from their second album, White Light/White Heat (). The lyrics of the first half of the song, sung by John Cale, describe Lady Godiva ; the lyrics of the second half, sung by Cale alternating with Lou Reed, are full of oblique, deadpan black humor and describe a botched surgical procedure, implied to be either a lobotomy or a sex : Scepter Studios, New York City.
reissue East-Coast Pressing. This is the First Mono Stock copy ever available in the USA. Original Cover with Stereo V housing a Mono Pressing. - Visible skull tattoo on front cover. - Tracklisting on back mis-titles "Here She Comes Now" as "There She Comes Now". - Back cover credits Lou Reed for "Lead Guitar" rather than just "Guitar".
The Velvet Underground Lyrics. "Lady Godiva's Operation". Lady Godiva here dressed so demurely. Pats the head of another curly haired boy, just another toy. Sick with silence she weps sincerely. saying word that have oh so clearly been said. so long ago. Draperies wrapped gently 'round her shoulder. Life has made her that much bolder now.
Strangely, "Lady Godiva's Operation" is probably my favorite track on the whole record. If your fan of the Velvets' other stuff, then this album is a must-have. If you're just starting to discover them, then I would suggest starting with their first album (the "banana album") or their S/T album/5().
Lady Godiva, dressed so demurely. "Lady Godiva's Operation" is a song by American avant-garde rock band The Velvet Underground, appearing on their second album, White Light/White Heat (). The lyrics to the first half of the song (sung by John Cale) describe Lady Godiva. The lyrics of the second half (sung by Cale alternating with Lou Reed.
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