Monday, 22 August 2011

New details of Metallica and Lou Reed collaboration announced!

A photo I find to epitomize all that is
cool in the world.
 More details have been provided about the opinion dividing forthcoming album featuring a collaboration between metal heroes, Metallica and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed through an official website,
 Set for a Halloween release in the UK, the collaboration album, entitled Lulu is still in a process of recording, and also wether the name was written down jokingly or not, the mane for the album artist appears to be "Loutallica"... okay then.
 To defeat any reason for you guys to click on the link, since not a lot is happening on the site, a post explaining the albums concept and reason for collaborating has been uploaded which reads:

 "Lulu" was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind's plays "Earth Spirit" and "Pandora's Box," which tell a story of a young abused dancer's life and relationships and are now collectively known as the "Lulu Plays." Since their publication in the early 1900's, the plays have been the inspiration for a silent film ("Pandora's Box," 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors."

 Actually, that's pretty great lyrical material. It's dark and brooding and is reminiscent of the kind of lyrics seen in the music of Metallica and The Velvet Underground.

 The post goes on to read "Originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin, but after coming together with the 'Tallica boys for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together. Lou was inspired enough by that performance to recently ask the band to join him in taking his theatrical "Lulu" piece to the next level and so starting in early May of this year we were all camped out recording at HQ studios in Northern California, bringing us to today and ten complete songs."

 Seriously, I'm really excited about all this. I think the issue that is more on everyones mind is regarding the quality in which Metallica will play on the album. With the album being based on what was originally to be a theatrical production, it suggests work that will be closer to that on The Black Album rather than Kill 'Em All, a factor which many find offputting. Well, I love The Black Album, and I live in hope that this album is going to be a miraculous musical collaboration.

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