It's a funny thing with Lou Reed, some things stick out in your mind. I was having lunch with him once and he blurted out, "The only fear I have is living in suburbia." It struck me as so damn funny that that was his only fear. People have called Lou a difficult guy, but with me, he was so respectful, almost concerned about stuff he might say, like he would offend me. He treated me with such respect. He was so humble around me, and so sweet. I hate to be uncool about it, but, but there was great love there.
In the late Eighties, I was recording in the same studio he was doing New York. I walked in when he was doing "Dirty Blvd." He said, "Go in. See if you can do something in the end." And I sang something. And he said, "That's it!" I never had to sing it again.