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.

About the artist

Lou Reed

Lewis Reed was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground as well as a renowned solo artist.

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