Give it a listen:
Isn't it great? Doesn't it make you want to do the kind of hard drugs that are bound to ruin your life? It's okay you can admit it. It's not your fault. Lou Reed's voice, circa 1968, has that effect on people. And yes, this song was originally recorded in 1968, a good long time before I was born. Still, they waited until well after I had joined the world to officially release it on VU in 1985 which I think was apropos.