Kory Grow | Sep 25, 2011 | Comments 30 | Tags: Lou Reed, Loutallica, Metallica
Metallica and Lou Reed, who are releasing a collaborative album titled Lulu on November 1, have released a full version of their new song “The View.” Check it out below and let us know what you think of it in the comments.
The View by Lou Reed & Metallica
…I’m sad to say this, but I really don’t think Metallica and Lou Reed compliment each other at all. I had VERY high hopes for this album.
this is shit
worst song ever.
I think this is a good song. I don’t think metal heads will like it because metal has always been a culture bound by trappings and Lou’s not singing in a way they will approve of. actually he’s reciting the lyrics. My first impression was that Reed could’ve put more feeling into his readings…..though, on second listen it didn’t seem to matter as much. The song almost serves as a metaphor for metal culture and the performer/audience dynamic that relates to it…….though I don’t know if it was intended that way. Although the cd probably won’t go over too well with metal heads, but I think Lou reed fans may like it because Lou has always taken chances and metal is another possibility. I’m sure they had a fun time making the CD since both Lou and Metallica are well off enough to afford to offend the markets which desire to constrain them. Perhaps this, too, can be a context to contemplate the lyrical content.
Utter crap! Everyone can hear that Lou and Metallica don’t mix. Should have done an album with Devin Townsend and allowed him to produce it if their running out of ideas. This isn’t worth my time and my money. This one’s Metallica feat Lou Reed, where Lou is just reciting text on top of anotherwise quite generic Metallica song.
I’ll go listen to Opeth, Textures and Townsend now. There are still bands out there who put more effort, thought and creativity into their music. Metallica is overrated. Period!
I love both Lou Reed and Metallica, but this right here is a crime against art.
What the fuck is that? My band is lot better than this and we haven’t any songs yet!!!
garbage. it sounds as though the main riff was looped.
This is DOG SHIT!!!!!!
This is interesting, and by the looks of things polarizing. It sounds like it should: Lou Reed singing over Metallica instrumentation. If you don’t like it, look back on Lou Reed, it’s what you’d expect from him.
I wanted so badly to like this, but I just can’t. It sounds too much like Dylan mixed w/ Metallica. It’s just………not very good.
good!!! i need
Anyone ever wondered why they call themselves “‘tallica” these days? It’s because there’s no more “Metal” in their namesake!
What a load of shite.
How much lsd do i have to take to enjoy this song? fuck man, the concept of lou reed & metallica sounden strecky at first but this just proved it.
sounds like shit. couldn’t even make it all the way though the song.
this is total trash…. cliff is rolling in his grave now !! fuck these guys
Exactly what you’d expect from Lou Reed and while I agree that it is much different for metallica I think this is a pretty neat collaboration
Holy sh-t…dunno what to think of this…it different.
Craptallica sucks cock, give me some Nevermore and Opeth.
Shitallica = Overrated Poop
Mastodon wipe their asses with Metallica
Metallica is poop indeed, bland and generic corporate rock
LOL this is crap, wish I’ve never listened to this trash
Please people, do me a favour… Don’t buy this Shitallica’s piace of crap shit and instead buy vektor’s Outer Isolation. You will thank me.
failtallica sounds like shit!