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Throwback Thursday SOTD: Lou Reed – “Perfect Day”

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

To celebrate what would have been Lou Reed’s 75th birthday, our song of the day is his 1972 hit “Perfect Day”. The song was the B-Side to Reed’s hit single “Walk on the Wild Side” but an argument can be made that it’s a better song. “Perfect Day” was on his second solo record , 1972’s Transformer, a beautiful album that was produced by none other than David Bowie and Mick Ronson. The duo went so far as to play on the actual single with Ronson handling the piano and string arrangements, and Bowie on keyboards. Their influence is all over the record, and can be felt wholly on “Perfect Day”.

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