Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett defended the band's widely-panned album "Lulu" with Lou Reed in a recent interview.
The album was widely criticised at the time, including by Ultimate Guitar commenters who found in-jokes like James Hetfield's infamous "I am the table!" lyrics hilarious, and for all the wrong reasons.
But Hammett disagreed with the negative hype:
"I think that 'Lulu' is some of the best stuff we've done. I mean the song 'Junior Dad' moves me to tears, and working with Lou Reed was such a cool, unique, and special thing for us," he said.
Some Ultimate Guitar commenters agreed, but others weren't so sensitive. Here's what they thought:
cocacolabottle: Good to see a musician proud of his art. If the four of them like "Lulu," then that's all that counts. It was brave of them to do something original and, though I don't like it personally, it's objectively renewing.
jpob: About 95% of the hate that "Lulu" gets are from people jumping on the bandwagon. Otherwise people would already respect that it was just something that the band (and Reed) wanted to do.
thebigredjj10: An additional 39.7% of stats are well crafted lies.
mur268: if they had just jammed it and kept lulu between themselves as a creative thing to not share with anyone, then the whole world would have been asking to let it be released. Fuck metal purists, metallica will always do what they want and that's the way it should be.
verbal.ken: I think the exploratory quality of the music is cool. It's Lou Reed who ****ing ruins it.
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