Last week, fans got the chance to hear Lulu early thanks to Lou Reed and Metallica streaming the entire album online. And while fans were already skeptical, the majority consensus after listening to the full album has been that Lulu isn’t very good (and that’s putting it nicely). However, one particular Canadian rocker hated what he heard so much, that he’s supposedly selling his entire Metallica collection.
This past Saturday (October 22), rock singer/guitarist Danko Jones first hit his Twitter account with a review of Lulu, calling it the Ishtar, Waterworld, and Battlefield Earth of rock and roll in separate tweets [note for our non-cinema buff fans: the three movies he mentions are considered by many to be the biggest movie flops/train wrecks. Trust us, we’ve seen Ishtar]. The following day though, Danko made an offer to fans to show his dislike for Lulu, tweeting the following with this picture attached:
“Good Morning! Heard Metallica/Lou Reed album last night. Metallica collection now for sale. Tweet your $$$.”
Whether Jones will seriously go through with selling his entire collection (holy crap, is that a vinyl pressing of The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited in his picture?) has yet to be seen. However, Jones has received his own fair share of criticism for his comments, which Jones has been kind enough to retweet.
While it does show how negative of a reaction Lulu has caused (we ourselves didn’t care for it that much either), it also does seem a little drastic. Does an experimental album from Metallica really justify selling collector items that previously meant so much to you and millions of fans as well? With that said, how much do you want for the “Jump In The Fire” single vinyl, Jones?