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