Testament Guitarist Blogs About Lulu

She likes Lulu

That’s right, you rad little fuckhats.

In Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick’s latest blog, he discusses Lou Reed and Metallica’s much maligned and beleaguered collaborative LP Lulu.

It doesn’t seem like Alex likes Metallouca either…which means he’s just like the rest of us.

“I’ve finally checked out Lou Lou, Loutallica, or whatever you want to call it (actual title: Lulu) — the ’stranger than fiction’ collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed. I’ve been hearing what everyone’s been saying about the album — they don’t like it.

“Myself? With the exception of a few parts (the riff on track 2, ‘The View,’ for example) I don’t really like it either. But I confess to being fascinated by it.

“Now before we go any further, let me just say how much respect I have for the members of Metallica, despite not always agreeing with every group decision,” says Skolnick. “My public comments on the band do not always go over well with their fans, who tend to only see me as a guy from another metal band. But I’m honestly trying to speak purely as a listener and observer, so pretend I’m a journalist for one moment.

“Here is one way to view Lulu: as an experiment in ‘phenomenology’ much like the Andre The Giant sticker campaign by artist Shepard Fairey. It leaves you asking questions like What is it? Is it cool? Are we just not getting it? Who knows? Either way, it’s got everyone talking and challenging their thinking.”

Well said.

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