Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by ScaryMonster, May 27, 2012.
So you don't value what you steal, no surprise there.
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Oh dear, next time I listen to some I'll bear that in mind,... this could be amusing, thanks!
They had said in an interview they weren't going to release singles, and if memory servers 'And Justice For All' saw the first UK single released, or at least, acknowledged by the media, probably thanks to the video. I guess they started to become a package, and I was used to seeing bands in sweaty venues, not on TV. I saw a divide, the popular 'Glam Metal' that got shown on TV, and the Death/Thrash Metal scene I was into. Latterly I saw 'Some Kind of Monster' and I wanted to punch them all for acting EMO.
I'll try and find recent footage of them playing 'Orion', it may be enough to make me forgive them.
Hmm... maybe they didn't make it to the UK, but the Metallica discographies I've seen list regular single releases dating back to before the release of Kill 'Em All. None of them made the actual charts anywhere to speak of before "One," though... Those later releases might have been the first ones to actually get distributed to mainstream radio stations, though. I get the impression that the earlier singles all went to underground college radio stations and rabid individual fans who bought them at concerts to support the band.
Yeah, by that point they were definitely a stadium phenomenon known to elementary-school kids (that's when I started listening to them, on the literal playground) and no longer a strict "underground" type of deal. Although, that point was still well short of where they'd be on their next album, what with Bon Jovi's producer and the heavy MTV rotations (up until that point, the video for "One" was still "that one scary video Metallica made that MTV only plays late at night").
Oh yeah, they definitely fell off hard after that, and I've personally avoided watching that documentary because it sounds absolutely dreadful. Really makes you appreciate Slayer, in contrast...
Fortunately for me, again, they were all killed in a tragic plane crash in 1993, and so none of that ever occurred :]
Yeah I poked around trying to find a link to that one but can't seem to find it. The live Orion performance I turned up just had the regular drum parts (and crap recording quality, at that). Anyway their latest album does seem to have somewhat rehabilitated their image, although I personally haven't gotten all that into it. It does seem to be a lot better than their previous releases, but not to the point where I'm actively excited about it. More like "well, maybe the days of the Napster bullshit and me actively hating Metallica are over. Now they can just be another band that used to rule but is just okay."
But speaking of thrash, do you go in for any of the newer thrash style releases? I've been doing a lot of Skeletonwitch lately, but don't reall go in for most of the other "New Wave of Thrash" bands. Also been filling in my Kreator collection - just picked up Pleasure to Kill, and was shocked to discover how similar to Reign in Blood it is, along with Violent Revolution, which I picked up because I really like a few of the hits on there (unfortunately, the rest of the album is kinda whatever).
Not really down with the current thrash scene, I'll check out 'Skeletonwitch' if they have some stuff on 'Spotify'. Used to like 'Kreator', got some on cassette somewhere, and saw them live in '87, at an all day indoor festival 'Christmas on Earth', with 'The Cro Mags', 'Megadeth', 'Nuclear Assault' and a couple of less memorable acts. I've got all my old gig tickets in a photo album, some I can recall vividly, others kinda blur into others, seems like I just went to just one 'Monsters of Rock' festival ever, as I can never remember who played with who which year. It's now called the 'Download' festival, and Rammstein are playing next year,... might be tempted there.
I don't use spotify so I can't say for sure, but my advice is to look for stuff off of their album Beyond the Permafrost. Their other releases I can't vouch for (my buddy picked them up and was kind of disappointed).
Awesome. I'm kinda kicking myself for missing some of the "monsters of thrash" type mega-tours in recent years, especially now that Dave Mustaine has gone all evangelical and annoying, and Hanneman is on indefinite leave from Slayer. Might never get another real chance. Generally I've been a real slouch about making it out to shows, although I did catch Iron Maiden earlier this summer...
Fun Fact: I used to live about 10 miles from Dave Mustaine. He held the book-signing for his autobiography release like 3 blocks from my apartment. Before that, I lived in the same neighborhood as Rob Halford and would sometimes spot him at the local coffee shop.
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