Nov 27, 2008

Thursday Music

Most that know me personally understand I'm a huge fan of old Metallica. As a youngster I rocked the air guitar to the And Justice For All album and knew all the lyrics to Master of Puppets. After the self titled record, often referred to as the Black ablum, came about I started losing interest as most of the older fans did. Not that I expected them to keep playing 10 minute long speed metal songs, but it wasn't my thing.

That being said there are a few tracks they've done since their peak years which are mildly enjoyable. I really got into the S&M album as I love classical and Metallica so the blend worked for me.

One of my favorite tracks of recent years, and granted there are just a few, is actually a cover of Tuesday's Gone from the Garage Days LP, a favorite song of mine anyways. Most people scoff at this, but I have to admit not all of the music I listen to is quality. If I really wanted something to listen to that outlined impressive musical skill I would abandon modern music altogether.

So on this Thanksgiving I bring you Mettalica's cover of Tuesday's Gone:

"Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums." - Jason Newsted

4 comments:

JLee said...

I'm a "sporadic fan" haha
Happy Thanksgiving!

whatigotsofar said...

I was never a big fan. Got their moments, but few and far between.

grace said...

I'm kinda in the same boat as the others... I've liked some of their music here and there, but I can't say that I own any of their albums.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Big Ben said...

I'm more of a fan of their new stuff, but I can get down to some real heavy metal once and a while.

You can't fault them for changing with the times.