Sunday, March 12, 2017

Metallica in Moscow

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Writing and recording: [...] "Enter Sandman" evolved from a guitar riff that Hammett wrote. Originally, the riff was two bars in length, but Ulrich suggested the first bar be played three times. The instrumental parts of the song were quickly finished, but Hetfield did not come up with vocal melodies and lyrics for a long time. The song was among the album's last to have lyrics, and the lyrics featured in the song are not the original; Hetfield felt that "Enter Sandman" sounded "catchy and kind of commercial" and so to counterbalance the sound, he wrote lyrics about "destroy[ing] the perfect family; a huge horrible secret in a family" that included references to crib death. For the first time in Metallica's history, however, Ulrich and producer Bob Rock told Hetfield that they felt he could write better lyrics. Nevertheless, according to Ulrich, the song was the "foundation, the guide to the whole record" even before it had lyrics.


chickelit said...

I was an early fan of Black Sabbath (in their earliest days, with Ozzie), but I somehow never got into this band.

It's a catchy riff though, and that is an amazingly large crowd.

Steg said...

Metallica had their best stuff when Dave Mustaine was contributing to the writing. I love them both but Megadeth steals my ears and Metallica is left holding their ass.

I got the new Metallica album this year... I think James is trying to make it easy for us to sing along... yowch. Some pretty good riffs, rhythms, but I think his vocals have become the St. Anger snare drum.

bagoh20 said...

One of the greatest song intros in rock.