Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Metallica's New Song and the 80s

OK....so the truth is I was a Metallica fan way back in the day. I had all the albums - Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice for All, Metallica. I really have not followed them since after their album in 1991 Metallica except when I watched the fascinating documentary film Some Kind of Monster.

I was driving home from Regina after a hospital call a couple weeks ago and the radio station played the new Metallica song The Day That Never Comes. Right away I thought there was something familiar about it - especially at the beginning of the song. I finally figured it out. The rif that begins at 1:16 in The Day That Never Comes is almost exactly the same as a
Martha and a Muffins song called Echo Beach. Check it out and tell me if I am right. I am.

See how productive I can be on vacation? Truth is I am always hearing other songs in new songs. Actually I have another one in a Gnarls Barkley song I'll show you in a while.

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