During an interview conducted for the new Lou Reed book, “The Art of the Straight Line: My Tai Chi,” Metallica’s Lars Ulrich reflected on “Lulu,” the album the band recorded with the late Velvet Underground frontman. The drummer had the following to say about the divisive record:
“What the fuck is it about Lulu that it got that kind of reaction? I can’t quite figure it out, but years later, it’s aged extremely well. It sounds like a motherfucker still. So I can only put the reaction down to ignorance… It took our fans to a place I wish they would go more often. Maybe it would be a better time to release it now with what’s going on outside in the world, the chaos. I don’t know, but I am very proud of this record… James [Hetfield] and I would be figuring out ways through a piece of music and then Lou would look over and go, ‘That’s it. I’m not doing another fucking take of that.’ That’s not the way we usually worked, but it was so beautiful and great, the whole thing.”
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