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Metallica & Lou Reed – The View

Here is my first post in the “Music” category. This is something most expected, since music has always had a prominent space in my life.

Anyway, Metallica and Lou Reed are about to release a new album together. Lulu is a ten songs album that will be available October 30th and that has been inspired by Frank Wedekind‘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). As you can read on the album’s official website, “originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin”, but after playing together at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2009, Reed and Metallica decided to work together on this project and eventually Metallica have had a huge impact on the riffs and arrangements of the opera.

Rolling Stones’ David Fricke says:

Indeed, the wildest thing aboutLulu may be how natural he and the band sound together: the way James Hetfield’s Viking bellow dogs Reed’s parched vocal desperation in Cheat on Me; Metallica’s perfect whiplash against the masochistic pleading in Mistress Dread.

Here is “The View”, the second song in the album. Judge by yourself.

The View lyrics