Transformer
Lou Reed RCA

Transformer

Track List

  1. Gimmie Some Good Times
  2. Dirt
  3. Street Hassle
  4. I Wanna Be Black
  5. Real Good Time Together
  6. Shooting Star
  7. Leave Me Alone
  8. Wait

Format

12" Vinyl

Publisher

RCA

Weight

12 oz

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.