How Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ on vinyl changed music for me for ever

As a child, my musical taste (actually, that makes my cultural taste in general) was heavily influenced by my older sister. She has a few years on me, which is why when she was a tall teenager for her age and I was a puny 12-year-old, she maintained an undisputed monopoly on the rights to both the television channel we watched and the family record player.

This was at a time when the citizens of the UK had a choice of just three TV channels. And, even more unlikely, dear reader, you had to get up from your chair to press a button on the box itself to ‘turn around’. The remote control was an unimaginable leap into science fiction for most people. Not for my sister, mind you. The remote for my sister was me.

A youth from the 70s

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