I was listening to a Word podcast recently about Dylan Jones’ book about ‘Wichita Linesman’ (link below) which is worth a listen. During the podcast Mark Ellen and David Hepworth mention ‘Walk on the wild side’ and say that Herbie Flowers bass line makes the record and it wouldn’t stand without it “it would be just a moan”. I’m not sure about that although it is an outstanding bass line. I decided to have another look into the background of the song. I was surprised to find out the single was a double A-side with ‘Perfect day’. Now I know there are a lot of Beatles fans on this site who might disagree but I think that this is the best double a-side that has ever been released. I bought the album ‘Transformer’ but never bought any singles from it. Looking on youtube ‘Walk on the wild side’ has been streamed about 30 million times and ‘Perfect day’ approx’ 75 million. There have been 38 double a-sides which have made no1 in the UK charts. Lou Reed’s hasn’t made it yet(it is a bit of a slow burner though!). What are your fav’ double a-sides?