Lou Reed – “Walk On The Wild Side (Holtoug Bootleg)” (play/download)
Honestly, I don’t get the Lou Reed fascination. Some of my closest friends love him. “Walk On The Wild Side” was, and still is, the ONLY Lou Reed song I’ve ever really dug. Reason being: the bassline. This Holtoug Bootleg doesn’t take away from the tempting serenade of the original, and Holtoug lets the sinister elements ride concentrating on filling out the sound with children’s toys and light percussion. This gives the track more life while lifting Lou’s inebriated vocals.