Lou Reed – “Walk on the Wild Side” Live
A Hustle Here And A Hustle There!
“Walk on the Wild Side” was written by Lou Reed for his 1972 album “Transformer.” It was released on November 8 and produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson. It received heavy radio airplay and RCA used an edited version of the song. Ronnie Ross provided the baritone saxophone solo while Herbie Flowers played the bass.
Said Reed: “I always thought it would be kind of fun to introduce people to characters they maybe hadn’t met before, or hadn’t wanted to meet.”
This became Reed’s biggest hit and though it had risqué lyrics, Reed got a positive reception. There were several references which weren’t normally used in rock songs back then. Nevertheless, it reach number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was also re-charted on iTunes after Reed’s death.
- Number 14 on the US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)
- Number 10 on the UK Singles (Official Charts Company)
Nothing can be cooler than the beat and rhythm of this song!