"[Lou Reed's] so damn fine...And they throw up all this mystery around him, and all this bloody silliness. Can't they understand that he's just a New York cat, and this is JUST what he is. You know, it would be so nice if people would be able to see that beneath it all, we're all very easy people...And maybe in a lot of ways...very simple. If only they could see. Oh God, this intellectual confusion that surrounds us all...Why...why...why?"
David Bowie, NME, 12 May 1973