METALLICA: LARS ULRICH EXPLAINS WHY LULU WAS A LITTLE HARD TO DIGEST
Metallica and Lou Reed’s collaboration ‘Lulu’ may have had the makings of an all-star record, but many Metallica fans shunned it as a failed experiment. Drummer and co-founder Lars Ulrich has gone on record discussing the backlash by fans and why it was received so poorly. In an interview to Spin Magazine he stated:
“It was more spiteful than anyone was prepared for, especially against Lou. He is such a sweet man. But when Metallica do impulsive riffing and Lou Reed is reciting abstract poetry about German bohemians from 150 years ago, it can be difficult to embrace.”
Ulrich also cited the records lyrics such as “I swallow your sharpest cutter / Like a coloured man’s dick” as one of the reasons why many fans couldn’t get on board with the more art based direction of ‘Lulu’, “I understand that to some 13-year-old in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, it can all seem a little cringe-worthy, but to someone raised in an art community in Copenhagen in the late ’60s, that was expected.”
You can read the full interview with Spin Magazine here.
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