Metallica - Garage Inc. (2CD)

Metallica - Garage Inc. (2CD)

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For many years, Metallica's 1987 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited was the most sought-after item in their catalog; it was constantly bootlegged in the '90s, and often supplemented by a host of covers Metallica had released on singles and compilations throughout the years. By 1998, the band had understandably grown frustrated with this situation and decided to confront the problem head-on by reissuing all these rarities. Savvy businessmen that they are, they also realized they needed to give hardcore fans who already owned all the covers a reason to purchase the new set -- hence, the expansion of the Garage Days EP to the double-disc blowout Garage, Inc. The second disc's rarities are balanced by the first disc's new covers, the bulk of which were recorded following the Reload tour. It shouldn't come as a surprise that these covers recall the blooze 'n' boogie heavy rock of the Loads, but what is a surprise is that Metallica seems to have found their footing in this style through other people's songs. Whether it's Bob Seger, Blue Öyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Nick Cave, or the all-star jam on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone," the band effortlessly makes the songs seem like their own, through a bizarre mix of respect and ballsy irreverence. Sure, it may not be nearly as raw as early Metallica, but it is a better listen than either of the Load records. And if raw is what you want, the equally diverse disc two provides all the thrills you could hope for. At one time, it might have seemed a little odd that Metallica would cover Budgie, Diamond Head, the Misfits, and Queen, but if Garage, Inc. proves anything, it's that the group's musical instincts, risks, and sense of humor have made them the greatest metal band of the '80s and '90s. - by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Specifications+

Format
CD
Artist(s)
Metallica
Number of discs
2
Track list
1, Free Speech For The Dumb, It's Electric, Sabbra Cadabra, Turn The Page, Die Die My Darling, Loverman, Mercyful Fate, Astronomy, Whiskey In The Jar, Tuesday's Gone, The More I See, 2, Helpless, The Small Hours, The Wait, Crash Course In Brain Surgery, Last Carees/Green Hell, Am I Evil?, Blitzkrieg, Breadfan, The Prince, Stone Cold Crazy, So What, Killing Time, Overkill, Damage Case, Stone Dead Forever, Too Late Too Late
Label
Warner
Edited
No
Brand
Anderson Merchandisers
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
5528340
UPC
7559622992
SKU
10227207

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