8 Nov 2022

Lou Reed 'Transformer' album turns 50

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 8 November 2022

Oh, it's such a perfect day for Lou Reed fans.

The singer's classic album Transformer turns fifty today.

The recording was produced by David Bowie and is best known for its edgy radio hit, 'Walk on the Wild Side'.

The song caused a stir when it first came out in November 1972, and probably wouldn't be to all tastes in 2022 either.

RNZ music reviewer Marty Duda spoke to Corin Dann.