David Bowie considered Lou Reed’s Metallica collaboration ‘Lulu’ as one of his greatest

Posted by on August 9, 2017

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy was a guest on last night’s streaming radio show The Best Show. Murphy spoke with host Tom Scharpling for three full hours and topics varied within that long timespan. Murphy discussed subjects ranging from his career, T-shirt designs, Oreo cookies to David Bowie and Metallica.

During the conversation, Murphy reflected on the time when he met Bowie for the first time expressing how he was, “amazing at making you feel completely normal around him.” This eventually led to him explaining how Bowie pushed for an LCD reunion, which somehow led to Murphy discussing Lou Reed’s collaboration with Metallica, the much maligned Lulu.

He expressed how Bowie had an ample amount of appreciation for the project stating:

“That’s some of the best writing Lou’s done. People are making a snap judgement and they aren’t listening.

This isn’t the only time Bowie went to bat for Lulu, either. During Reed’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, his widow Laurie Anderson said in her speech, ‘And after Lou’s death, David Bowie made a big point of saying to me, ‘Listen, this is Lou’s greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like Berlin. It will take everyone a while to catch up.’”

[via consequence of sound]

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