Wednesday, April 22, 2015

David Bowie: "Metallica album "Lulu" with Lou Reed was a masterpiece"


David Bowie talked about Metallica album "Lulu" with Lou Reed, defining a Metallica masterpiece and Lou's greatest work.
Reed's widow talked about it during Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:


"One of Lou's last projects was his album with Metallica. And this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it. There are many struggles and so much radiance. And after Lou's death, David Bowie made a big point of saying to me, 'Listen, this is Lou's greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like 'Berlin'. It will take everyone a while to catch up.'"

"I've been reading the lyrics and it is so fierce. It's written by a man who understood fear and rage and venom and terror and revenge and love. And it is raging. Anyone heard Lou sing 'Junior Dad' will never forget the experience of that song, torn out of the Bible. This was rock and roll taken to whole new levels."