24 December 2011
Lulu - The Best Rock 'n' Roll Record Ever?
I have learned one thing in Mexico this year. One more thing than usual. Let me explain.
Back on the day the chick died from a hot speedball at Vancouver's Occupation I listened to Lou Reed and Metallica's "Lulu." I had bought it that morning. It sounded like one fuck of a record but I was too distracted, too busy, too fucked up to sit down and give the record the number of plays necessary to properly appraise it.
On the beach, this past couple of weeks, I have listened to "Lulu" at least once a day on my Walkman (!). Only other music I listened to was a five cd set of Mountain's first five records. (Long live Leslie West.)
"Lulu" is the best motherfucking rock 'n' roll record ever made. The song "Dragon" has done the unthinkable and replaced "Anarchy In the UK" as my favourite song.
Lou Reed and Metallica are the motherfucking best. Anybody who tries to tell you different ain't no Pablo Picasso: they are an asshole.