The musical hook "Wild Side," audible from the outset, was a sliding bass line devised and played by session musician Herbie Flowers on an upright double-bass doubled by an electric bass. Reed, for his part, admitted that he could very rarely understand a word Ronson said. Steve Harlye, Mott the Hoople who covered his "Sweet Jane"Jonathan Richman, and especially David Bowie were among those who had lent an ear and recycled what they heard. Reed had been playing with "Wild Side" over a year before he recorded it; he had been asked to score a stage show of the novel by Nelson Algren of the same name. After Ross nailed the solo in one take, Bowie showed up to surprise his former sax teacher. Separate multiple emails with a comma.
It probably wouldn't sell more than a hundred copies!
Lou Reed’s friends dismiss claim that Walk on the Wild Side is transphobic