Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Days 401-404

Thanks to my brother for letting me have a good chunk of his record collection including 3 of these Metallica records. It would have been four, but his copy of Ride The Lightning was only the jacket. Bummer.

Metallica- Kill 'Em All

My brother and I first heard Metallica when we heard "For Whom The Bells Toll" on Q102 in Dallas. He got hooked on Metallica quicker than I did and he bought that record first and then went back and got this one. Jim is 4 years older than me so he "got it" more than I did. I was 10 and still listening to more pop oriented stuff, but I wanted to be accepted amongst him and his friends so I pretended to totally be into it as well. Once I got older and more into music, I started to really like this record more.

Metallica-Master of Puppets

I still say that this is the greatest metal record of all time. 

Metallica- ...And Justice For All

I think this album gets overlooked sometimes because it came out after Puppets and before they mega selling Black album even though it has "One" on it. Great record and the first time I had a chance to see Metallica live. It was the 1988 Monsters of Rock tour with Kingdom Come, Dokken, Scorpions, and Van Halen. Metallica ruled the day.

Metallica- Death Magnetic

Eventually I'll get all of the Metallica records on vinyl (even St Anger). I'm not even sure how I ended up with this one. I sure don't remember buying it. Good record, but I just don't have the relationship with it like I have their 80's material. I need to give it more spins to really appreciate it.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Days 399-400

Only listened to two records over the weekend. I thought about waiting to post until I listened to more records, but I'm about to go on a Metallica run and figured those dudes deserve their own post.

Men At Work- Business As Usual

Yeah this record doesn't hold up very well. Even though I loved "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Be Good Johnny" back in the 80's, they both now sound really dated. But I really do dig "People Just Love To Play With Words" and "Down By The Sea".

Metal Church- The Dark

It's cracking me up that Men At Work and Metal Church are on the same blog post, but that's the way it goes.

Good album. My older brother was always more of a Metal Church fan that I was. Really good riffs, but they just seem to be missing that little extra something that kept them from being up there with the Big 4 of thrash.