Video: Lou Reed/Metallica Play Velvets, Lulu

 

“White Light
White Heat” takes the UK by storm…

 

By
Fred Mills

 

While
it’s true that the Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration  Lulu  isn’t exactly charming the critics out
of their trees – our own reviewer awarded it 2 out of 10 stars in his in-depth
review
– if the point of any p.r. campaign is to draw attention to a project,
one could call Lulu a raging success.
There’s been more print and online commentary about the summit that pretty much
any other entertainment event this year, including the Kardashian wedding and
aftermath. (See the new print issue of BLURT, now on newsstands, for our
interview with Reed and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.)

 

Anyhow,
last night the rockers appeared on the UK television show Later with Jools Holland, performing “Iced Honey” from Lulu and, drum roll please, the Velvet
Underground skronk/punk classic “White Light White Heat.” Regardless of what
people think of the album itself, it’s pretty hard to take issue with the
in-your-face physicality of the two musical camp’s mind-meld…

 


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