Posted by Bluebaron on December 15, 1999
In Reply to: Walk on the wild side posted by Bruce Kahl on December 07, 1999
: : : Hallo outside there !
: : : Can someone tell me the meaning of the phrase "Walk
: : : on the wild side ?".
: : : Please send me an email:
: : : firstname.lastname@example.org
: : : thank you !
: : : p.s. so sorry about my bad english !
: : Well, if memory serves, at the extreme level it means drinking and/or drugging, partying and having sex outside the bounds of matrimony...usually at night when good Christian people are in bed asleep. That's what it means to me.
: : Sometimes a person might say this phrase in a joking manner. A friend decides to have a piece of toast for breakfast instead of cereal, "Hey! You're walking on the wild side."
: : There was a song several years ago. From that song, for some reason, I got the impression the singer was using the phrase to mean the "wild side" meant a homosexual encounter.
: "Walk On The Wild Side"
: album _Transformer_
: (Lou Reed, 1972)
: written by Lou Reed
: Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
: hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
: Plucked her eyebrows on the way
: shaved her leg and then he was a she
: She says, hey babe, take a walk on the
: wild side
: said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
: Candy came from out on the island
: in the backroom she was everybody's darling
: But she never lost her head
: even when she was given head
: She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
: said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
: Little Joe never once gave it away
: everybody had to pay and pay
: A hustle here and a hustle there
: New York city is the place where they said
: Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
: I Said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side
: Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
: lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
: Went to the Apollo
: you should have seen him go go go
: They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
: I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
: all right, hun
: Jackie is just speeding away
: thought she was James Dean for a day
: Then I guess she had to crash
: valium would have helped that dash
: She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
: I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MUSIC/MOVIE
...also applies to many towns/cities where the more exciting night life was concentrated in a particular part of town, which became known as the "wild" side....
: Also, in the earlier musical venue, see the following:
....Jimmy Smith (on Hammond organ) moved to Verve Records where he became the undisputed king, regularly crossing over into the pop best-sellers and the singles charts with memorable titles such as 'WALK ON THE WILD SIDE', 'Hobo Flats' and 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'.
Walk on the Wild Side (Movie)
At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the
main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable
if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn,
her true love of three years before who is now searching for her.
When Linkhorn learns the truth of her profession he triggers a chain
of events involving a number of people, including the young Kitty
with whom he travelled from Texas and who is now the Doll House
Cast (in credits order)
Laurence Harvey .... Dove Linkhorn
Capucine .... Hallie
Jane Fonda .... Kitty Twist
Anne Baxter .... Teresina Vidaverri
Barbara Stanwyck .... Jo Courtney