Had to post this joint ("Walk on The Wild Side") in light of the loss of Lou Reed. My dad always used to play this song. It was highly controversial when it came out in 1972 considering it is about transvestites who come to NYC for prostitution. My dad would turn the volume down when he said, "...But she never lost her head. Even when she was giving head." I never noticed but my older sister pointed it out to me when we were older. I would have had no idea what he was talking about anyway but the last thing he needed was for me to go singing that in school lol.
There's a part in the song where he said... And the colored girls say Doo do doo, doo do doo, doo do doo, then the "sistah's" came in singing Doo do doo, doo do doo, doo do doo. It is because of this song (and my dad playing it) that I've always wanted to have a band called LaJune and the colored girls. Instead of the colored girls being black MY colored girls would be all different races, and they would all be dressed in a different colors head to toe (wig and all) in my mind there would be one gay guy too! (Def going to have to revisit this idea ; )
Anyway it was a dope song, ahead of it's time! Tribe called quest sampled it for "Can I Kick It"
Have a listen....