Saturday, November 12, 2011

Open and Release Me: Lou Reed and Metallica in Germany

Last night Lou Reed and Metallica gave an astonishing near hour-long performance on live German TV that was equal parts moving, pulverising and jaw-dropping. Coming on the heels of their fiery performance on Later With Jools Holland, this German concert can be viewed in its entirety over at Lulu's official site. Here, I am sharing the thrilling live debut of "Mistress Dread", one of my favorite tracks off Lulu.

Lou and Metallica are heading to Italy next and then France and I am hopeful some American dates might be forthcoming. Also, for those who haven't heard, Darren Aronofsky has recently directed a video for "Iced Honey" and it should be appearing soon.

I will continue to help promote Lulu as I am convinced it is one of the absolute great albums in recent memory. Last night's stunning live-show has even began turning some bandwagon haters around if a number of different message-boards are anything to go by.

1 comment:

Erich Kuersten said...

I don't know, I liked it better when it was called Trout Mask Replica. Then again, I still play "Metal Machine Music" when the mood is right. And I salute your dogged defense. Lulu is a first rate axe to bury in the vacant skulls of bandwagon-jumping normie critics. No wonder the Germans all love it!