Lou Reed - Transformer


Label:

Speakers Corner (RCA)

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ALSP 4807
EAN: 4260019712240
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP



It is well known that comparisons seldom get to the root of the matter, but in the case of Lou Reed, for example, they certainly reveal the unassuredness of those people who made them. Is he or isn’t he the Chuck Berry or Sergeant Pepper of the Seventies, or is he deliberately building up an image of himself as an ultra-sensitive Frankenstein, who lived out his neuroses and drug trips in horrific sound? "Some records are so unbelievably repulsive," raged the magazine Rolling Stone, "that one would best like to take physical revenge on the artists who commit such offences."

The album Transformer, however, can by no means be classified as a case of "acoustic bodily harm." It appeared just a few months after the somewhat unsuccessful appearance of Lou Reed’s fairly underground first release and rocketed straight into the charts. This production had two British guardian angels to help it on its way, namely David Bowie and Mick Ronson, both of whom obviously knew how to steer Reed’s songwriting qualities into safe waters, without wavering down its biting sarcasm and humorous provocation. And that’s why grating guitar rock ("Vicious") is found alongside a bittersweet, tender ballad ("Perfect Day") and even an old-time jazz parody ("Goodnight Ladies") which is sung with a tongue as heavy as lead. Why then compare this highly original music mix with others, when it’s so much easier to hear this record for what it is - a truly cult album?

1. Vicious
2. Andy's Chest
3. Perfect Day
4. Hangin' Round
5. Walk on the Wild Side
6. Make Up
7. Satellite of Love
8. Wagon Wheel
9. New York Telephone Conversation
10. I'm So Free
11. Goodnight Ladies

Customer Reviews (4.33 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Great album but no fun master

posted on 12/13/2019
3 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
Well, I usually hold Speak Corn press highly but here something went wrong with boomy and muddy bass on whole album, maybe a bad press but for sure my MOV press sounds much better with tight and resolved bass.


Terrific!

posted on 09/10/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott
I honestly do not know how this lp could sound any better. Amazing sonics and quiet vinyl beginning to end. This is a properly manufactured record.


Speakers Corner - Great Label

posted on 12/06/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Billy S
This is my third title from Speakers Corner. All are good. All analog mixed. You can really hear Bowie as the producer on this. A true classic album.


This is still a stndout album

posted on 12/03/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Graham
I am very happy with the pressing of this album. Great songs, great artist, great album. Timeless!


Timeless

posted on 09/01/2005
4 Stars
THIS IS JUST SUCH SUPERB MUSIC FROM AN ARTIST WHOSE MUSIC SEEMS TIMELESS. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I LISTEN TO IT, I NEVER GET TIRED OF ALWAYS HEARING SOMETHING UNUSUAL OR PICKING UP SUBTLE PIECES OF INFO FROM A VERY GOOD PRESSING WITH VERY LITTLE BACKGROUND NOISE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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