Lou Reed & Metallica Release Video Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Lou Reed and Metallic are like pizza and ice cream, amazing in their own right but terrible when mixed together.  Their collaborative album LuLu was panned by pretty much everyone with eardrums, but that doesn’t mean you’ve heard the last of them.  "Loutallica" has released their first video, done by Black Swan, The Wrestler, and creepy PSA director Darren Aronofsky,  for the song "The View." Put your speakers on mute and click through to take a look.

"The first time I heard ‘The View’ I was stunned," Aronofsky said. "I had never heard anything like it. Half was all Lou. The other half all Metallica. It was a marriage that on the surface made no sense, but the fusion changed the way I thought about both artists and morphed into something completely fresh and new. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Lou’s crushing lyrics, and the band’s incredible licks."  

 
Shot in black and white noir-style with distorted frames and blurs, it looks rock-star cool in all elements, but you have to wonder if they used Aronofsky’s talents enough.  Where is the sex, the violence, the drug use? Shock value seems requisite from the man who made Requiem for a Dream, but maybe the music is already shocking enough. Thoughts?