Lou Reed never thought his song “Walk On The Wild Side” would ever be a hit. When asked about the track on Classic Albums, Reed said, “‘Wild Side’ be a hit…you’ve gotta be kidding.” As the second single released on Reed’s acclaimed 1972 album, Transformer, “Walk On The Wild Side” reached the 16th spot on the Billboard 100.
This sneak peek of Classic Albums takes a look at Transformer and the huge impact that producers David Bowie and Mick Ronson brought to the album. Reed talks about Bowie’s star power, saying, “I never had kids screaming at me particularly; they’d scream at David, not at me. Me, they would throw syringes and joints on the stage.” Learn more about what the proto-punk rocker has to say about this career-changing album in the network premiere of Classic Albums: Lou Reed – Transformer this Wednesday, April 11th at 9/8c on AXS TV.
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