By now I’m sure nearly everyone has heard about one of the most unique records of 2011: Lulu. This musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica may upset many and disappoint more, but what did you expect? These two legends are both one of a kind, so why wouldn’t this record reflect that? Regardless of your opinion, they have created a project that transcends the expectations of their fanbase and their critics.
Rewind back to the late fall of 2009, when Lou Reed invited the guys to perform with him at Madison Square Garden’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert. Metallica performed two songs by Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane” and “White Light/White Heat”. It was then and they wanted to collaborate together. Originally they were just going to try and cover some of his older songs. Instead they began to work with him on brand new material.
Although it has received bad press and reviews, both say they’re very happy about the final product. Having my favorite director, Darren Aronofsky, shoot the video was a great idea. Curious as to what you think, sound off in the comments.