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Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:07 pm
by Hugh Weldon
I have been alerted to the fact that this is now available.

At first I thought it was a joke but apparently not. Anyone know more/heard anything?

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:34 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Just found this, it seems more interesting than first appeared.

The pic of the wasted Lou in shades with his new buddies is worth a look.

http://www.nme.com/news/lou-reed/60148

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:09 pm
by Adam Blake
Oh dear. I don't like Metallica.

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:17 am
by AndyM
Heard one track on the radio, not massively impressed. Lou sounded like he was doing them a favour, they sounded too polite.

However, this album has given me unexpected status in the eyes of my 17-year-old nephew-in-law (we need a word for that!). Uber-long-haired, perma-scowling and besotted with Metallica (next favourites: Motorhead and AC/DC), he'd never really heard of Lou Reed before, so I offered a potted history and recommended some of Lou's less arty outings. It seems that I am no longer just his gay uncle's boyfriend but ever, ever so slightly cool.

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:09 am
by DavidM
It seems that I am...... ever, ever so slightly cool.


Quick ! Quick ! Take a picture !

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:46 am
by AndyM
The moment may have passed.

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:12 pm
by Chris P
sad sad, a crashingly complete & squirmingly unmusical travesty:

http://youtu.be/PSQAvA64mss

or more succinctly in words of Youtube commenters "epic fail" and "oh Mann is des´╗┐ Kacke!" (using that last phrase literally, not in its positive jive sense I assume)

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:32 pm
by Adam Blake
Oh dear. Is Lou doing this just to upset people? It wouldn't be the first time.

Here's the original version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ckXALWn1M

Funny isn't it? That's an unholy row as well. Why is one so much better than the other? (5000 words, on my desk by noon tomorrow.)

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:35 pm
by john poole
I'm not sure that the version with Metallica is any worse than the one on "Rock'n'Roll Animal", but this is the best version I think -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4AkDt_JRqk

Re: Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:49 am
by Adam Blake
We'll agree to differ on that one, John - I enjoy Cale's insane bass playing on the original too much. But we can definitely agree about the "Rock'n'Roll Animal" version!