"Transformer," the second solo album by the late Lou Reed, is 11 tracks of Reed's most popular music, an album produced by David Bowie, and known for the New York ballad, "Walk On The Wild Side." And where is the wild?
Commentary: We're approaching climate tipping points. While we must turn the clock back on our own destruction, do we have the resolve? A poem from our past didn't think we could do what we needed to do.
Perspective: Affected by music, Janis almost seems possessed, by something other than herself. I have never been affected by anything that deeply. (How much do you allow yourself to be affected?) Most of the time I am hiding.
Perspective: We can listen to David Bowie's 1972 "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" as if it were released this year, as if its messages were precisely of this time, urgent and unrelenting.
"Take It Easy," remains one of the Eagles' most notable songs. Eagles drummer Don Henley once said it highlights Americans' "search of freedom, identity, fortune and this illusive thing we call 'home.' "
Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" bisects the point between his own musical traditions, with albums released before 1973 reflecting a life ungrounded and quickly unraveling, and albums released after speaking toward God.