Music Video: Lou Reed & Metallica – The View
For me, the release of this record has passed by silently, and I only discovered it existed a few days ago. As you probably know, Lulu is a collaboration record between Lou Reed and Metallica. Funnily, when I think of Lou Reed, I think of his song Perfect Day, and when I think of Metallica I think of Fuel. Two songs that are seemingly quite the opposite. This was reflected when I gave their single The View a first spin, since I was repulsed by the combination of Metal and Spoken Word.
However, today I gave it another few spins and I think I’ve seen the light. The lyrics are sure enough quite brilliant, the riffing is pretty good and Kirk Hammett seems to be playing a real metal guitar-solo for the first time in his 30-year career.
Lulu was, according to many critics and fans, supposed to be the worst Metallica effort ever. However, several times I’ve tried to get into Metallica and I can’t. This on the other side thoroughly appeals to me and for me, this is then the best thing Metallica have come up with to date. This is the only Metallica song I’ve ever heard (next to my now second favourite song Fuel), in which they don’t break it down into some sweet acoustic ballad, half-way down the song. So, as Reed comments at the end of the video: ‘Bravo, bravo, encore, brilliant.’
But no Facebook for you today. The boys did their best to present you a beautiful website, so that’s what I’m giving you.