Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby (1975)



From one poetically and heroically sad song to another… Lou Reed wrote the title track of 1975’s Coney Island Baby about his Mexican transvestite lover, muse and hairdresser Rachel (Tommy). Now that’s a subject matter to cut through all the usual hipster blah. Like Transformer and Berlin before it, Coney Island Baby reminded you how brilliant the maverick and ever-so peculiar Reed could be.

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