Vicious (Lou Reed song)

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Single by Lou Reed
from the album Transformer
Released 1973
Genre Glam rock, art rock
Label RCA
Writer(s) Lou Reed
Producer(s) David Bowie (Executive)
Mick Ronson (Asst.)

"Vicious" is a song written by Lou Reed, released as a single in 1973 and originally featured on Transformer, Reed's second post-Velvet Underground solo album.[1][2]


Lou Reed said it was Andy Warhol who inspired the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."[3]


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