28 years ago today...

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  1. Shuster

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    No Sir,,,,, this is the true "Black Album" and sounds great in doubly;)

     
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    As usual I'm missing something. It sez that "Stone Cold Crazy" from Queen-Sheer Heart Attack is the 2nd track but I can't find it. I'd like to hear them cover it.
     
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    I think the description of them making a Metallica album for non-Metallica fans hits the nail on the head. That's how it felt at the time. For them and the rest of the world, it was a great move as they became the behemoth they are now and have been ever since. I was eleven years-old at the time and hearing Enter Sandman being played on the local top 40 radio station felt like an affront. I listened to the record a bunch, but it never felt right and I haven't had the desire to listen to them much since. In those pre-adolescent days, it was intense, a band evolving. Kind of like your best friend moving away.

    However, I did buy the No Life Till Leather cassette that the released for record store day. That was a mythic demo that I never got my hands on back in the day.
     
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    When I was in college (early 90's), I'd read the alt.metallica usenet forum. People would say they sold out on RTL, then they sold out on MOP, then AJFA?

    It was a never ending cycle of them selling out but no agreement on when.

    @TheGoodTexan thanks for making me feel old today. :(
     
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    I don t see that one, the second track is sad but true.
     
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    Apparently they did cover it for Garage, Inc.


    I don't think the cover is a big deal, but the original song has been cited by some as the first thrash song ever.
     
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    On a heavier, bitchier side, As someone who loves good/great drummers - who is worse? Lars or Alex Van Halen?

    Is their even a point to Lars ? Wouldn’t it have been cooler if that was all just drum machine? Couldve been like super heavy techno ? And they never would’ve been held back as far as tempo was concerned on the earlier stuff.

    I’m sure there are people that have it ingrained in their brain that that’s what a kick drum is supposed to sound like but - yeesh...

    Incidentally Lars and I were born on exactly the same day in exactly the same year ...
     
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    The Black Album caught us all off guard. I remember going with a Buddy to the mall buying it. Popped the cassette in and kept waiting for the Metallica we were used to to show up. I go back and forth on how much I like the album. I will say FM radio has helped me no longer need to hear Enter Sandman. We saw them on tour a couple years back it was great, Sandman was the final song. I didn't mind leaving to beat a bit of the traffic while they played it.

    Give me Trapped Under Ice!!!
     
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    You do realize where you are saying that right? An internet forum where grown men and women discuss all manner of things old and new that didn't matter yesterday, let alone 28 years ago. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    First album I got the day it came out. Me and my best friend drove around and listened to the whole thing twice.
    How surprised we were to get back to school (senior year high school) and discover that the jocks and the cool kids suddenly were into Metallica.
    I never blamed the band. At the time I didn't care that it didn't sound like the other albums. It still rocked.
    Sad But True is probably my favorite Metallica song. As for the album itself, I could do without Through the Never, Of Wolf and Man, and even Enter Sandman - now. Back then I loved them all.
    Saw them twice on the tour. Indoor show that December (floor seats $25!), then the next summer with Guns (nosebleed seats $25!).
    I still have my tour shirt, and it still fits! I had to retire it though. The collar ripped. Just after I saw them on the Hardwired tour.
    Good times. I hated my high school experience. Metallica helped get me through it, even after the cool kids got on board.
     
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    On a heavier, bitchier side, As someone who loves good/great drummers - who is worse? Lars or Alex Van Halen?

    Ouch - that's a tough call, but I'm a huge Neil Peart fan.

    I would pay a lot just to see RUSH too busy working...:(
     
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    I've been listening to a lot of Metallica lately and I have to say that although I was glad they finally got a decent recorded sound on the Black Album, it's really not their best record.

    Also, it's noteworthy that the drum sound is almost identical to what Bob Rock did on Dr. Feelgood. Even though I always thought Lars' drum sound sucked, at least it was his, very unique and recognizable, sound.
     
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    The band has mellowed over the years:
     
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    I thought the best thing about the whole album release was when Modern Drummer asked Lars (a lifetime Tama player) how he got such a great drum sound- "oh yeah, man, we rented an old Gretsch kit from Ross Garfield".
    Tama must've been STOKED.
     
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    It was their contribution to an Elektra Records anniversary album, then issued as a b-side to... some single from the Black Album. Can't remember which. I do remember being very upset when the tape broke
     
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    Haha! Only the fireworks made Enter Sandman tolerable last time I saw them.
    It's not the anthem everyone else seems to think it is. To me.
     
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    This thread spurred me to finally replace the Some Kind of Monster DVD that I loaned someone at some point and never got back. Interesting look at band dynamics at that level if you haven't seen it. Well worth the $4 shipped IMHO.
     
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    I thought that was going to be a mashup. But no they did that


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    All I ve heard, they either play w mega distortion or acoustic. Do they ever play electric clean or w blues level distortion ?
     
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    Can you define "mashup" and I heard y'all have snow? We live in curious times indeed.
     
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