Song of the Day #2,531: ‘Walk On the Wild Side’ – Lou Reed

lou_reed_transformerContinuing my look at celebrated albums from my birth year of 1972, here’s Lou Reed’s Transformer.

This was Reed’s second solo album, and his second in 1972 — his self-titled solo debut came out in April of that year, while Transformer was released in November.

The album was produced by David Bowie and Bowie’s frequent collaborator Mick Ronson, both big Velvet Underground fans, and they gave Reed’s work a bit of a glam makeover.

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