Remember that Velvet Underground acetate on ebay? Apparently, that one wasn’t “one of a kind.” Or else someone ripped the vinyl before losing it. Or something… Because there’s a Japanese bootleg of the material floating around.
The bootleg’s source was apparently in rougher shape and contains more surface noise than the one that was being auctioned off last week. But there are probably a lot of people out there who just want to hear the alternate versions, no matter how shaky the quality.
Well, Merry Christmas, motherfuckers! After the jump, you can download the four songs from the acetate that were completely different takes from the officially released album, The Velvet Underground & Nico.
April 1966 Scepter Studios (Norman Dolph Acetate)
In the past, we haven’t done a lot of linking to “less than legitimate” music files, out of respect for the artists and fear of the RIAA’s litigious goon squad. But with popular, well-funded sites Percolator and the Gum regularly hosting leaked tracks with apparent immunity, we decided to say, What the fuck?