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Press Conference in Sydney, Australia (1974)

Tagged "interview at Sydney airport," this apparent press conference takes place around 1974, with Lou once again in his "Sally Can't Dance" look. The Australian interviewers are as pointedly clueless as the ones who grilled Bob Dylan in Dont Look Back or the Beatles in A Hard Day's Night, and Lou responds with gleeful, monosyllabic contempt. When someone asks Reed why he likes drugs, he responds, "'Cause it's better than Monopoly." And there's this great exchange: "You sing mainly about drugs, is that right?" "Sometimes." "Why do you do this?" "Because I think the government's plotting against me."

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