Do know the name of the song about the guy that mails himself to a girl and she kills him opening the box ?
I'm old enough to remember when this came out and, back then, wondered how he could get away with using "and the colored girls go" and "But she never lost her head, Even when she was giving head" - but he did.
There is an excellent annotated video of this song using real footage of the people mentioned along with text explanations. Of course, I can’t find it anywhere.
There is a documentary on Netflix about the photographer who was friends with Lou Reed and shot the image that was used for this cover (was at a David Bowie show with Reed as a guest). I was amazed how many iconic photos were created by Mick Rock including plenty of Queen and Bowie and all sorts of cool glam rock stars. The documentary itself was meh (too "artistic"imo ) but the images, video snippets, and audio of these legendary musicians made it worth while to sit through.
Walk on the Wild Side” (1972) was not Lou Reed’s only hit, it’s just a great song on his 2nd solo album (“Transformer”, 1972, produced by David Bowie) after The Velvet Underground broke up. Reed continued to perform and had a prosperous and critically acclaimed career throughout the 80s and 90s, even while younger “grunge” acts like Nirvana sucked the air out of the American music scene.
Besides being a ferocious guitarist and an inspiration to every punk and garage band, ever, storytelling was one of Reed’s strongest assets.
[Walk On The Wild Side - The Best Of Lou Reed(Album)](https://muxiv.com/en/album/1943079
I said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.