Transformer

Transformer

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An American master and true rock & roller, Lou Reed transformed popular art, music and culture through a body of work that continues to affect the way fans hear and see the world. Reed, who cut his first single as a teenager in the late-50s, began his professional career working as a New York in-house assembly line songwriter in the early-60s while developing his pure artistic vision as frontman for the Velvet Underground and throughout his uncompromising solo career.

Released in 1972 just a few months removed from his somewhat underground self-titled solo debut, Transformer immediately distinguished itself with a new sound and chart success thanks to the famous production duo of David Bowie and Mick Ronson. Reed's signature guitar-driven rock is colored here with inventive arrangements and pop muscle, resulting in some of his best-known material such as "Walk on the Wild Side," "Perfect Day" and "Satellite of Love."

The aptly titled release literally transformed Reed into a certifiable solo artist and it greatly influenced the direction his career would take stylistically for the remainder of the '70s.

  1. Vicious
  2. Andy's Chest
  3. Perfect Day
  4. Hangin' Round
  5. Walk on the Wild Side
  6. Make Up
  7. Satellite of Love
  8. Wagon Wheel
  9. New York Telephone Conversation
  10. I'm So Free
  11. Goodnight Ladies

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