in conversation with The Wire in 1999,
"Metal Machine Music just cleans your head out. I like that, it's my favourite. It's the best thing Lou Reed ever did. It was when he went bonkers, wasn't it? I had gone right off him by then. I was a big fan at one time, but after 'Transformer' I lost interest in what he was doing. Then he brought Metal Machine Music out and I thought it was just brilliant."