The Story behind Walk on the Wild Side
Walk on the Wild Side is a 1972 song by Lou Reed, based on Nelson Algren's 1950s novel A Walk on the Wild Side. Reed rewrote the lyrics for the song and replaced the novel characters with people he knew from Andy Warhol's Factory. In doing so, each of the five verses is dedicated to a protagonist, the so-called Warhol superstars: New York transvestites and homosexuals of the 1960s and early 1970s: Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Joe Dallesandro, Jackie Curtis and Joe Campbell.
Our candles are meant to evoke a sense of harmony when one is free in nature, the wild. The name, symbolic of the book and the song, can be taken literally with our candles.