Metallica launched their collaboration with Lou Reed titled Lulu in 2011 and folks by no means fairly obtained over it. Lulu elicited a largely damaging response upon its launch, although Metallica has stood by the album through the years. And good for them – they made a creative resolution and so they’re sticking with it.
Nonetheless, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is confused about why individuals hate Lulu a lot. In an excerpt from Reed‘s posthumous ebook The Artwork of the Straight Line: My Tai Chi obtained by Loudwire, Ulrich says he is nonetheless undecided why the album was so hated and calls the response ignorant. Or in his personal phrases, “I can solely put the response all the way down to ignorance.”
“What the fuck is it about Lulu that it obtained that sort of response?” mentioned Ulrich. “I can not fairly determine it out, however years later, it is aged extraordinarily nicely. It seems like a motherfucker nonetheless. So I can solely put the response all the way down to ignorance … It took our followers to a spot I want they might go extra usually.
“Possibly it could be a greater time to launch it now with what is going on on exterior on this planet, the chaos. I do not know, however I’m very happy with this report … James and I’d be determining methods by means of a bit of music after which Lou would look over and go, ‘That is it. I am not doing one other fucking take of that.’ That is not the best way we normally labored, but it surely was so stunning and nice, the entire thing.”
I am undecided “ignorant” is the best phrase. Positive, it looks like Ulrich is annoyed that followers did not share the identical inventive imaginative and prescient that Metallica and Reed had. Which I am certain is irritating – you’re employed arduous on a bit of artwork and naturally you need everybody to adore it as a lot as you do. However “ignorant” implies that individuals aren’t educated or good sufficient to get Lulu, or to go the place it is making an attempt to take followers, and that feels a bit of excessive.
In the end, Metallica appears pleased with their alternative and you’ll’t please everybody anybody.
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