The album’s about the death of a ladies’ man. You just can’t hold that point of view anymore. Phil [Spector] saw it immediately. Anybody over thirty, I imagine, who’s had a couple of marriages and a couple of children, as Phil has had, would see that it’s authentic. I don’t know what it could possibly mean to a twenty-year-old.
From Leonard Cohen Obscured…A Haunting by Spector by Stephen Holden. Rolling Stone: January 26, 1978. Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric