Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Today is Tuesday so we begin with "re:"...and we look back to 1972.

Lou Reed's sophomore album "Transformer" produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.
Features the popular song "Walk on the Wild Side" that basically talks about transsexuality, drugs, and oral sex.
Reed later mentions that it was Nelson Algren's 1956 novel, "A Walk on the Wild Side" that sparked him to write the song.

It is number 55 on NME's list of "Greatest Albums Of All Time" and number 194 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It is also on Q Magazine's list of "100 Greatest Albums Ever".

"The sound and style of Transformer would in many ways define Reed's career in the 1970s, and while it led him into a style that proved to be a dead end, you can't deny that Bowie and Ronson gave their hero a new lease on life -- and a solid album in the bargain."
(courtesy of AMG, excerpt by Mark Deming)

YouSend: Lou Reed- "I'm So Free" (for a limited time)

Buy the album ovah here.


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