“I’m in there with a B.A. in English – I’m no naif,” Reed told me shortly before his death. “And being in with that crowd, the improvisers, the film-makers, of course it would affect where I was going. We said it a hundred times; people thought we were being arrogant and conceited. We’re reading those authors, watching those Jack Smith movies. What did you think we were going to come out with?” – taken from David Fricke’s piece on the rock ‘n’ roll tour de force White Light/White Heat, Overloaded: The Story of White Light/White Heat. What a read!