Lou Reed, Transformer (1972)
I’m not ready to commit this to the Classic Albums I Can’t Ever Listen To Again series – but I’m also in no rush to hear this album anytime soon. In fact, it’s buried, I flicked to it the other day, a reminder it’s there. Checking in on it I guess. Funny, when I was 14 or 15 this was the world to me, had the matching t-shirt. But I just moved on to almost anything else by Lou Reed in favour of this. It’s not really the fault of the record, I guess. I obviously thrashed it. But funny, it’s a bit like how I feel about Neil Young’s Harvest. If I’m going to compare this apple with that pear I will say I like Transformer more than Harvest but it’s about the fact that both seem to get a bit too much attention, I’m not sure they warrant it. Both albums were released in 1972. And funnily enough around 1991/1992 would have been when I discovered both albums. Independently. But same year, or thereabouts. Transformer is just something I never – ever – feel like listening to these days. I look at the tracklisting, I know it’s solid. But I can’t imagine ever playing it. And of course I’d never part with it.
Sample Track: Make Up
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