Walk on the Wild Side

On December 2, 2011 by Will Hermes

Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” was in the Top 20 in early 1973. Its stories about the polymorphous NYC underground raised eyebrows when it came up on pizzeria jukeboxes.

This clip illustrates most of the song’s characters, who were all people Reed knew and hung out with at Max’s Kansas City and elsewhere. RIP Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, etc.

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