Lou Reed Classic Albums: Transformer

2000 • 0h 50m

A one-hour documentary about the making of Lou Reed’s album’s Transformer. The album that took Lou Reed from cult hero of The Velvet Underground to international superstar status as a solo artist. Patronized by Andy Warhol at the "Factory," The Velvet Underground became a massively influential band, inspiring musicians even now.

Lou Reed showed that a melodic pop song could have lyrics of substance dealing with the reality of modern life. Becoming a solo artist his first album was poorly received, but David Bowie, who had admired Lou from afar, offered to produce the next album along with Mick Ronson, and the result was the ground breaking Transformer. It has been said that this album perfectly encapsulates the whole spirit of the Glam era.