Man. I have tried to find the ART in this. Personally, never been a huge fan of Metallica's popular work. Loved the Load/Reload cds...the symphony cd...the Garage Days...and on this, they are exempt. If you listen to the massive effort to do the heavy lifting, I exonerate them. But Lou Reed's atonal old man monotone rap over what could have been good just kills this. It is better if you listen to the whole thing as a complete package, it is not a 'let's drop the needle down' kind of thing...still, it just wears on you instead of actually making you buy into the idea. I applaud the idea. just not the execution.
When I first read about Lou Reed and Metallica teaming up, lol, I thought that it was a joke.
Well, if anything, it might open up the possibility of having Bob Dylan team up with Cannibal Corpse.
Sorry, but watching the Eddie Trunk interview with Axl really made me appreciate just how special this band was. Axl is kind of like the Frankenstein of rock. Hated, yet you cannot deny just how amazing his mere existence is. Maybe that's a little pompous...but I HAVE been drinking.
I've got this on. The 1998 reissue.
It's ****ing great.