“Night Bob is a famous New York City soundman. What Bob Gruen is to rock ‘n’ roll photography, Night Bob is to sound. He’s been with the Dolls from the beginning. I was so happy to get a call from him telling me that they were looking to do a record. There wasn’t much of a budget, but I didn’t care.
“We did it at a studio that’s no longer there on 28th Street in New York. Actually, everything we did on that record was on 28th Street. We almost called the album 28th Street.
“David is a genius. We’ve always kept in touch. I’m such a fan of his. And the rest of the guys were a joy. Not everybody in the band from the old days was there. Johnny Thunders – I used to go seem him and wonder if he would make it through the show. One day he didn’t.
“The record is so interesting, and the lyrics are amazing. I listen to it over and over, and I’m still finding new meaning in the words. They’re so literate. I have to get a dictionary out to follow it. And the album has the last recorded performance by Bo Diddley. That’s pretty cool.”