That said, the cover would never top the original, cos the former lacks quite a bit. Just saying. I have no idea what Metallica was thinking when they came up with this other than to sell records. Don't get me wrong, Metallica isn't a horrible band, it's just that they seem to have been taking a very odd turn in terms of musical styles, and I could say that "Garage Inc.
Then again, there have been worse things Metallica's done, but I don't need to remind you of those. Metallica's "Garage Inc. Even though these are cover songs, they are witnesses of the general controversial development of the band. These five songs are clearly the best on the release. James Hetfield's vocals are mean without overtly employing the strange pronunciation he would later use. The bass guitar is actually audible on here and Jason Newsted proves that he has a lot of technical talent but that he can also play with unchained energy.
The guitar riffs are raw and the soli don't overuse the wah-wah pedal yet. Even the drum play is precise and tight. I really wish Metallica had recorded some original material with this raw production and energizing performance as this could have potentially become the best Metallica release ever. These five songs are simply fun to listen to. The other songs on the second disc go downhill as the timeline passes by.
This is a general problem of this record as some artists are covered several times. Metallica missed the chance to introduce us to a few more obscure bands that influenced the band's early years. In addition to this, the sound of the more recent tracks is by far not as energizing and mean as the tracks recorded in the eighties. The first disc includes only new recordings and they are pretty much hit and miss, just like the "Load" and "ReLoad" records that both moments of sheer experimental brilliance and headless redundancy.
Some more courageous covers are actually grabbing my attention on here. The dark and plodding "Loverman" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is hard to sit through at first contact but has that special gothic atmosphere which I like a lot.
The live rendition of the southern rock classic "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd with banjo and harmonica is a nice experiment even though this kind of music is usually not really my cup of tea and also far too long with a running time above nine minutes. The cover of the old Irish folk song "Whiskey in the Jar" is probably the catchiest tune on here and the obvious single choice.
Metallica really managed to make this song sound like one of their own. It would have fit and been a highlight on any of the two previous releases.
The only slightly annoying thing is that the old-fashioned chorus coincidentally includes a mildly amusing pronunciation that suits James Hetfield's style of singing since the nineties. As a child, I always imagined James Hetfield singing that he doesn't want to listen to "Tabaluga tivi on a stereo" in the chorus. But back then, I also thought that that land mines had taken James' herring and not hearing on "One".
Anyway, several of the new cover songs are quite uninspired and boring like the repetitive Discharge's "Free Speech for the Dumb" or Misfits' "Die, Die My Darling" that sound like hastily recorded jam sessions where Metallica didn't put anything unique into the adaptions.
I don't mind faster, simpler and straighter songs at all but these songs don't have the passion and unique twist that similar songs on the second disc have. Metallica sounds like a more or less talented punk cover band on here and it doesn't suit them at all. Some negative examples also tend towards the other extreme. As much as I respect Mercyful Fate, a medley consisting of five songs and a running time of over eleven minutes is just an overkill to me. Half of it would have been more than enough for me.
I've never been a fan of medleys which are something that might be used in discotheques where people don't really listen to the music anyway but not on a metal record. While the shorter songs are too simple to leave any deeper impression, the longer songs really drag on for far too long.
All in all, this album is a lot of hit and miss to me but I must admit that there are more misses than hits. If you can grab the original, you should completely ignore this release. Otherwise, I only suggest you to grab this record if you see it for a very low price. This album is not as bad as the overlong "Lulu" or the extremely overrated "Metallica" but it's not far away from the latter either. I dusted this release off my shelf to give it a few spins after ten years or so and I completely understand why I haven't listened to this record for such a long time.
It's a really unspectacular and unnecessary filler compilation with a few hidden gems. This record was ordinary back in the days and it definitely didn't age well either. It would be best for most metal fans to just ignore that this ever happened. This is for truly dedicated fans only. After years of success, critical acclaim, personal loss, and fan backlash Metallica had seen it all. It also seemed that they had done everything they had really wanted to do.
So the question was quite simply: What to do next? Easy, make a covers album! Going back to the new covers of the album, all on disc one, are generally really good, but the choices of the artists to cover is somewhat suspect.
But one thing that they should be given credit for is that for the bands they did cover, they did some of the lesser known songs. Despite its oddity of covers ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Mercyful Fate, this range adds a lot of character to the first disc, it might otherwise not have.
Disc Two contains previously recorded covers, which might not have the same production quality; it has so much more energy and vigor. This disc will be enjoyed more by fans of their 80s material. Also it is quite interesting, is what they do to modify each song to fit them.
I must admit to being biased towards this disc. THis is the album that turned me onto real metal, the album that opened up my world. I went out and got all the metal I could find. This album still gets regular spins though, basically because there's two awesome but very different CD's on offer here. The first CD, full of the new covers, is full of experimentation and just a bit of goofing around.
The seconds CD, the one I guess you're all looking for, is just full of straight up, ass whooping thrash. I'll start with the first CD. Was just expecting the one disc; turns out there are two. So yeah! Pretty good value for money If you like early Metallica: then this is for you!
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It's Electric. Sabbra Cadabra. Turn the Page. Bob Seger. Die, Die My Darling. Glenn Danzig. Nick Cave. Mercyful Fate. Hank Shermann. Whiskey in the Jar. Make your stand. Now here I am, on the road again There I am, up on the stage Here I go, playing the star again There I go, turn the page Out there in the spotlight, you're a million miles away Every ounce of energy, you try to give away As the sweat pours out your body, like the music that you play, yeah… Later in the evening, as you lie awake in bed With the echoes of the amplifiers ringin' in your head You smoke the day's last cigarette, rememberin' what she said What she said Yeah!
There's a devil waiting outside your door It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls There's a devil waiting outside your door He's weak with evil and broken by the world He's shouting your name and he's asking for more There's a devil waiting outside your door Loverman!
There's a devil crawling along your floor There's a devil crawling along your floor With a trembling heart, he's coming through your door With his straining sex in his jumping paw There's a devil crawling along your floor And he's old and he's stupid and he's hungry and he's sore And he's blind and he's lame and he's dirty and he's poor I've him more There's a devil crawling along your floor Loverman!
There's a devil lying by your side You might think he's asleep but look at his eyes He wants you, baby, to be his bride There's a devil lying by your side Loverman! Astronomy [Originally recorded by Blue Oyster Cult] Clock strikes twelve and moondrops burst Out at you from their hiding place Like acid and oil on a madman's face His reason tends to fly away Like lesser birds on the four winds Like silver scrapes in May And now the sand's become a crust Most of you have gone away Come Susie dear, let's take a walk Just out there upon the beach I know you'll soon be married And you'll want to know where winds come from Well it's never said at all On the map that Carrie reads Behind the clock back there you know At the Four Winds Bar Hey!
Hellish glare and inference The other one's a duplicate The Queenly flux, eternal light Or the light that never warms Yes the light that never, never warms Or the light that never Never warms Never warms Never warms The clock strikes twelve and moondrops burst Out at you from their hiding place Miss Carrie nurse and Susie dear Would find themselves at Four Winds Bar It's the nexus of the crisis And the origin of storms Just the place to hopelessly Encounter time and then came me Hey!
Call me Desdinova Eternal light These gravely digs of mine Will surely prove a sight And don't forget my dog Fixed and consequent Astronomy Tuesday's Gone [Originally recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd] Train roll on, on down the line Won't you please take me far away Now, I feel the wind blow outside my door I leave my woman at home Tuesday's gone with the wind My baby's gone with the wind And I don't know oh where I'm going I just want to be left alone When this train ends, I'll try again I leave my woman at home Tuesday's gone with the wind Tuesday's gone with the wind Tuesday's gone with the wind My baby's gone with the wind Train roll on Tuesday's gone with the wind Tuesday's gone with the wind Tuesday's gone with the wind My baby's gone with the wind Train roll on, many miles from my home See, I'm riding my blues away Tuesday, you see, she had to be free But somehow, I've got to carry on Tuesday's gone with the wind Tuesday's gone with the wind Tuesday's gone with the wind My baby's gone with the wind [repeat "Train roll on" and "Tuesday's gone" etc.
Helpless [Original: Diamond Head] I've gotta see you moving fast, see you come my way. See the dreams, I hope they last, never fade away. Gotta see the lights above, make it loud tonight.
Gotta set it all afire, set it all alight. See the flashing lights, hear the thunder roar, I am gonna set you all alight. Gotta make it man, I ain't got a choice, Gotta fill this hall tonight. Helpless, helpless, helpless, helpless. I don't know what I'm gonna do, maybe not tonight. Gotta set you all afire, gotta treat you right.
I can see the flashing lights, lit before your love. Gotta hear the thunder roar, coming from above. I can see the stars, I can see what's going on. Every night alone I sing my song just for fun. Only time will tell if I'll make it myself someday. This stage is mine, music is my destiny. Cannot squeeze the life from me. Just call my name and I'll be there.
You cannot touch me, you would not dare. I am the chill that's in the air. And I try to get through to you, in my own special way, As the barriers crumble at the end of the day.
Dark rivers are flowing back into the past. You are the fish for which I cast. And what of the future, what is to be. As the rivers flow into the sea. Do not take for granted, powers out there. Don't step into the demon's lair. Time is an illusion, rising from time.
Steep is the mountain which we climb. I look at the river, white foam floats down, The body's poisoned, gotta sit tight. The wait, the wait, the wait, the wait. After wakening, silence grows, The screams subside, distortion shows. Mutant thoughts of bad mouthed news, Is just another birth of distorted views. Thunder burning, quickly burning, Knife of words is driving me insane, insane yeah. Raven black is on my track, He shows me how to neutralize the knife.
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