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“Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed

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“Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed

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“Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed


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    “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed is a glam rock song.
    This song was controversial when it came out because it discussed transvestites who come to New York City for prostitution. They would say to their potential customers, “Take a walk on the wild side!” Lou Reed once said about the song: “I always thought it would be fun to introduce people to characters they maybe hadn’t met before, or hadn’t wanted to meet.”

    Song Title: Walk On The Wild Side
    Artist: Lou Reed
    Genre: glam rock, experimental rock, jazz rock, classic rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1972 Lou Reed
    Lead Vocals: Lou Reed
    Backing Vocals: Dari Lallou, Karen Friedman, Jacki Campbell, Casey Synge
    Bass Guitar: Herbie Flowers
    Upright Bass: Herbie Flowers
    Baritone saxophone: Ronnie Ross
    Producer: David Bowie, Mick Ronson
    Date:: 1972
    Label: RCA
    Number of listens: 9067
    Current rank: 712 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 571 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Brianna: Walk On The Wild Side is Eli’s favorite song.

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