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(YouTube) Video Today's SHMHC remembers Metallica's Cliff Burton, who would have turned 51 today but had his life cut short in 1986. Here's the classic Disposable Heroes (Some not safe for work language, duh)   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2013-02-11 01:39:47 AM  
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Duck_of_Doom: rickycal78: It also doesn't help that Dave's gone just a bit nuts over the years, as well as some accusing Dave of using pre-recorded vocals at live performances.

That sounds like an improvement.  Unless they're using his vocals, then it's a wash.

It would really be hilarious if someone accidentally put some of Hetfield's singing on when Mustaine was lip synching. The look on his face just as he realized it would be priceless.
2013-02-10 12:55:16 PM  
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Rob Trujillo has been a member of Metallica for more than twice as long as Cliff ever was.
2013-02-10 09:35:46 PM  
1 vote:

mooseyfate: rickycal78: Ahhh, back when Metallica was still putting out metal. Good times. I still think the band started it's slow decline with Cliff's death. Sure Justice was still a metal album, but that was it. Pretty much everything that followed was more hard rock than metal. Nothing wrong with that mind you since I still like a fair amount of their stuff after Justice, but it just wasn't metal anymore.

I was with them all the way up until St. Anger.  That CD was....unforgivable.  At least before that CD you had the excuse of saying they sounded more polished, more like professional musicians.  St. Anger was just a confused, shiatty mess.

To be fair, Metallica were a confused, shiatty mess when they were making that album. Jason had just quit due to major creative differences between him and James, who would shortly thereafter check himself into rehab because of his alcoholism, and Lars was in the middle of suing Napster. Plus they were going through group therapy to try to iron out some of their kinks, with their therapist eventually becoming one of those kinks.

/and Kirk got a speeding ticket
2013-02-10 08:46:28 PM  
1 vote:
This concert happened two months before I was born.

I loved Metallica when I was in high school.

Just dropping by to make a bunch of you Farkers feel old.
2013-02-10 01:12:47 PM  
1 vote:

Hetfield: I'd forgotten how good they used to be live.

Your name with that post in this thread made me smile this morning.  Thanks.
2013-02-10 01:08:13 PM  
1 vote:
I'd forgotten how good they used to be live.
2013-02-10 12:38:35 PM  
1 vote:
Finally, a SHMHC that no one can complain about.   Unless, like me, you can complain that you missed the Ozzy/Metallica tour in 86.

In retrospect, Burton was definitely the soul of Metallica.  The modern Metallica is way too Lars-centric for my tastes.
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