Transformed: A Tribute to Lou Reed
|Transformed: A Tribute To Lou Reed|
|Released||14 October 2014|
|Label||Mint 400 Records|
|Mint 400 Records chronology|
Transformed: A Tribute To Lou Reed is a tribute album released by the Mint 400 Records label. It is the label's fifth compilation, and features songs from the album Transformer, and an original song from the New Jersey indie rock band Sink Tapes.
The five-track album was released for free by Mint 400 Records on 14 October 2014, and showcases Tom Preisler of the Shelters, Neil Sabatino, the Maravines, Shane Vidaurri and Sink Tapes. On organizing a tribute record, Sabatino explains "if it wasn't for artists like Lou Reed with their unique voice, I doubt that myself and most of the artists on the Mint 400 Records roster would have the courage to try and sing in a band." In a review from Jersey Beat, editor Jim Testa says "it's refreshing to see a tribute to Lou that doesn't pick the most obvious [Velvet Underground] hits but delves deeply into his amazing catalog, and all of these tracks do the man justice.
|1.||"Satellite of Love"||Lou Reed||Tom Preisler||3:52|
|2.||"Perfect Day"||Lou Reed||Neil Sabatino||3:20|
|3.||"Walk on the Wild Side"||Lou Reed||The Maravines||4:34|
|4.||"I'm Set Free"||Lou Reed||Shane Vidaurri||3:20|
|5.||"Lou is Cooler Than You"||Sink Tapes||Sink Tapes||4:14|
- Carradini, Stephen (24 October 2014), "News and stuff and October", Independent Clauses, retrieved 21 December 2018
- Testa, Jim (2014), "Transformed: A Tribute To Lou Reed (Mint 400 Records)", Jersey Beat, archived from the original on 3 November 2014
- Pirate! Staff (8 October 2014), "Transformed", Pirate!, retrieved 21 December 2018