This is a clip of Pete Drummond and Peel having a light-hearted chat interspersed with a Velvet Underground track. It is based around the kind of matey banter that John obviously felt uncomfortable with, but would be forced to continue doing when co-hosting Top Gear with Drummond on Radio 1 later that year. However, one can only speculate at the satisfaction he felt being able to play a song with repetitive drones, feedback and musique concrete to an audience of housewives in the mid-morning.
Two versions are available. One is in rather muffled sound, but a longer version was circulating among collectors and could be found several years ago on Jon Horne's Peel Tapes website. It began with another Velvet Underground track, the somewhat more housewife-friendly "I'll Be Your Mirror". This is now available at b) below.
(PD: 'The Velvet Underground, and European Son To....mmmm....Mr. Schwartz.')
(PD: 'I thought it was Bob, actually. Must be his brother. Anyway, there's an example, two examples from this album on Verve, the Velvet Underground & Nico it's called, and if you want to see them in person, you can later on this year, shortly.
(JP: They're coming to this country, along with Andy Warhol, who's their, you know, mentor.')
(PD: 'He's quite a film-maker as well, isn't he?)'
(PD: 'I've seen a four-hour long...another film which I'd better not mention...in New York.')
(JP (laughs): 'Eh? You filthy beast. I didn't know you had it in you.')
(PD: 'I went along to see it. I wasn't exactly overawed by it all: in fact, I didn't quite know what to do with myself during the time that I was watching this four-hour long spectacle.')
(JP: 'I guess as I understand it, it's rather less than a spectacle.')
(PD: 'Rather less, yes. Anyway, we must get away from Andy Warhol, and back to the present as it were. Twenty-two minutes past eleven, Coffee Break ought to be over about now, so if you haven't drained your coffee dregs mother, it's about time you did. Thanks John for coming on this morning and having a little chat with us.')
(JP: 'Thank you very much. And tell everybody to absorb the message of the next record from our leaders.')
(PD (over song intro): 'Absorb the message. Love.')