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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Metallica: Helpless (song #21)

In between albums, Metallica has taken breaks to quickly record what they have called "Garage" music.  These have been cover versions of songs they like and/or by which have been inspired.

Before they recorded the album ". . .And Justice For All", they took then-new bassist Jason Newsted into a studio to record an EP called "The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited".

"Helpless" was originally recorded by Diamond Head.  There are a lot of fan favorites in this Garage album as well as "Garage Inc.", which folded in previous "Garage" covers and a whole new album of covers.  At their best, Metallica's cover versions of songs just bring out the best in the original while keeping true to their roots.

Here's a bluesy version of the tune they recorded for some kind of special on MTV.

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