“I heard the Velvet Underground before the Americans did,” David Bowie confided to me. “(Andy) Warhol gave an acetate of the first album to this English guy visiting New York at the time and said, ‘Here, maybe you can get something started’. And when he returned to London, he gave it to ME. He said, ‘ I really can’t make anything of this, it just sounds like noise’. I thought it was really cool!” Clearly that admiration never waned, with exhibit “A” being this ultra-rare live-in-the- studio performance by David Bowie of the Velvets’ “White Light/White Heat” in New York City 1996. –Redbeard