Ten Favorite Wild Songs: Walk On the Wild Side (#6)
By Four Walls
October 21, 2017 8:18pm CST
Look out, it's time to go wild! If my wildness wasn't enough, I've conned, er, talked @teamfreak16 into counting down his favorite songs with "wild" in the title, too! And, for today's song, this is probably THE obvious one, and the one we're most likely to match on. #6: Walk On the Wild Side - Lou Reed There's a great quote in the Picky Wedia entry about this song: Reed said, "My obituary has already been written, and it starts 'doot di-doot,di-doot..." Of course there was a lot more to Lou Reed than this song, but this is the one that gets airplay all the time. It's a classic song, telling the story of various denizens of Andy Warhol's "Factory" (where Reed himself honed his skills with the Velvet Underground...if you didn't know, Warhol produced and designed the cover of The Velvet Underground and Nico). You know all of the backstory about this song. You know the song. All I can say is, "enjoy." Walk On the Wild Side Written by Lou Reed Recorded by Lou Reed From Transformer, 1972 Thought she was James Dean for a day:
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I never thought you of Jim Reeves fame would ever pick this underground classic. Bowie and Mick Ronson producing and playing. It's an extraordinary song especially if one is familiar with the Warhol stars mentioned like Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling.