Master Of Puppets Track One: Metallica, Buckcherry, Jack Off Jill (Cure cover)

“BATTERY”                             METALLICA

“Battery” – the opening song on Metallica’s ultimate CD, Master of Puppets,  begins with an acoustic Spanish guitar solo until the drums and distorted guitars come in.   At 1:05, it’s classic Metallica thrash metal.    This one features the original bassist, Cliff Burton, and one of Lars Ulrich’s finest drum solos.     Metallica ruled metal in the 80’s and 90’s.   I’m still holding out hope for one more “garage styled” CD from the band.


“CRAZY BITCH”                         BUCKCHERRY

Just saw them last week in Tampa at the Straz Center (usually an arena for prim and proper  operas and orchestras!)     Buckcherry carried on their L.A. Sunset Strip glam metal style and closed the show with this mega hit.   Lead singer, Josh Todd, sang Prince’s Irresistible Bitch and segued into Crazy Bitch, everyone was shouting out the chorus!



“LOVESONG”                            JACK OFF JILL

Imagine The Cure’s prettiest love song being sung by an all-girl screamo punk band.    “Lovesong” is a classic with it’s haunting beats and beautiful lyrics professing “I’ll always love you”.    JOJ is from Ft Lauderdale, FL and were once a 90’s opening act for their friend, Marilyn Manson, from Orlando.    They disbanded in 2000 but left their mark with this song.   This song would be incredible in a sexual-thriller movie like Basic Instinct.   Those Robert Smith lyrics,  “I Will Always Love You”, – will never sound the same!

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