Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ is his second studio album released on November 8, 1972.
Track Listing : 1.Vicious (Lou Reed) – 02:55 . 2.Andy’S Chest (Lou Reed) – 03:17 . 3.Perfect Day (Lou Reed) – 03:43 . 4.Hangin’ ‘Round (Lou Reed) – 03:39 . 5.Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed) – 04:12 . 6.Make Up (Lou Reed) – 02:58 . 7.Satellite Of Love (Lou Reed) – 03:40 . 8.Wagon Wheel (Lou Reed) – 03:19 . 9.New York Telephone Conversation (Lou Reed) – 01:31 . 10.I’M So Free (Lou Reed) – 03:07 . 11.Goodnight Ladies (Lou Reed) – 04:19
Musicians : Lou Reed – Guitar, Vocals . Herbie Flowers – Bass Guitar, Double-Bass, Tuba On (11 – 6) . Mick Ronson – Lead Guitar, Piano, Recorder, Backing Vocals, String Arrangements . John Halsey – Drums . Ronnie Ross – Baritone Saxophone On (11 – 5) . The Thunder Thighs – Backing Vocals . Barry Desouza – Drums . Ritchie Dharma – Drums . Klaus Voormann – Bass
Production : Produced By David Bowie, Mick Ronson . Ken Scott – Engineering . Mike “Clay” Stone – Engineer, Mixing . Arun Chakraverty – Mastering
Package : Mick Rock – Photography . Karl Stoecker – Photography
Recorded August 1972 At Trident Studios, London.
Released On November 8, 1972 By Rca.
He should forget this artsyfartsy kind of homo stuff and just go in there with a bad hangover and start blaring out his visions of lunar assfuck. That’d be really nice. […]
Some saw the lack of NYC/VU sleaze as a sell-out, but they lacked the clarity of foresight to see that Reed’s opus of cross-dressing, open homosexuality and discussion of drug use was set to pervert generations of pop fans to comeand was not just preaching to an already converted hipster rock underground. […]
But with a solid base, the ornate arrangements help bring these songs to life, lending Reed’s music a broader palette. Lou himself, by contrast, sounds as intimate as ever on the record’s more sedate tracks, crooning in a sensitive lilt that maintains his blissful, effortless cool. […]