“Transformer” (1972) sophomore solo album from Lou Reed. Steve and Jake try out a new Craigslist-found co-host, Bernard “Bernie” Stilton, on their revisit of Lou Reed’s Bowie and Mick Ronson produced, jam-packed second album. Bernie brings research notes, stories from his life, a brutal cough, and a pretty weird Andy Warhol impression to the show. Jake winds up Bernie’s “main squeeze”, Steve takes up cobbling, and Bernie packs a constant half Bowie.
He’s no Pat, but Bernie certainly pumps some new (really, really old) blood into the show.
Shout-outs mentioned in the show:
- Steve’s “Lou Reed Live” (1975) album with alternate versions of “Transformer” hits: goo.gl/6L40uv
- Original radio spot for “Transformer” featured on Steve’s remastered edition: goo.gl/sxKUwb
- Acoustic demo for “Perfect Day”, also featured as a bonus track on the remaster: goo.gl/QZajZV
Featuring audio from:
- Original radio spot for “Transformer” album: goo.gl/sxKUwb
- “Transformer” (1972) album by Lou Reed
This episode of The Dust Off is held together with duct tape and the following contributions:
- Hosted by Stephen Belyea, Jake Martin, and Bernard Stilton
- Research by Bernard Stinton
- Edited by Stephen Belyea
- Communications managed by Jeremy Fowler
- Theme music from Valery & The Greedies: goo.gl/SrdxGD