1980?? I thought all these years that this was off the hat-and-mustache-era Still Crazy After All These Years, that I heard it on the radio much earlier than I did. It appears to be the only song off this album that garnered widespread notice or notoriety.
This album that was concurrent with a movie??
[scrambling toward Netflix...aaaand nada.]
Has anyone seen this movie? It sounds vaguely familiar, like I might have seen it on Early HBO. Rip Torn! Lou Reed! David Sanborn!
Ah, anyway, this playing-live-in-a-music video of the album/movie's Big Hit Single kills it.