Iron-Cast

What happens when a metalhead, a classic rock fan and a semi-drunken semi-hipster decide to talk music and more.

Episode 97 - Off the Rails Month, Part X - Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu w/ Special Guest Evan Harris

September 30th, 2017

Today we're closing out this re-visitation of "Off the Rails Month", where we take a look at albums that seemingly came out of left field, with another ultimate off the rails album when we take a look at Lou Reed's and Metallica's collaboration, 2011's "Lulu". And we're bringing Evan Harris from The Bearded Ones: Comedy Podcast along for the ride. Seen as an odd collaboration from the start, "Lulu" was one of the more controversial releases for both Metallica and Lou Reed. But what of this album? Was it a masterpiece that will take a while for everyone to catch up to, or was it an expensive major label joke and failed high art concept? Tune in to find out.

Check out The Bearded Ones: Comedy Podcast right here.

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Episode 47 - Off the Rails Month, Part IV - Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

August 27th, 2016

Iron-Cast closes out "Off the Rails Month", where we review albums that came out of left field, with what has to be the ultimate off the rails album, Lou Reed's 1975 release, "Metal Machine Music". Even though this album (a double album that has only one hour-long song) was withdrawn within a few weeks of its release, "Metal Machine Music" has become a bit of a legend. This status has been aided by the fact that Lou Reed never really stated what brought about this album. So what of this album? Is it a piece of experimental avant-garde art and proto-industrial gold, or is it a gigantic middle finger designed to fulfill a recording contract? Tune in to find out.

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