Garage, Inc.

Garage, Inc.

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For many years, Metallica's 1987 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited was the most sought-after item in their catalog; it was constantly bootlegged in the '90s, and often supplemented by a host of covers Metallica had released on singles and compilations throughout the years. By 1998, the band had understandably grown frustrated with this situation and decided to confront the problem head-on by reissuing all these rarities. Savvy businessmen that they are, they also realized they needed to give hardcore fans who already owned all the covers a reason to purchase the new set -- hence, the expansion of the Garage Days EP to the double-disc blowout Garage, Inc. The second disc's rarities are balanced by the first disc's new covers, the bulk of which were recorded following the Reload tour. It shouldn't come as a surprise that these covers recall the blooze 'n' boogie heavy rock of the Loads, but what is a surprise is that Metallica seems to have found their footing in this style through other people's songs. Whether it's Bob Seger, Blue Öyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Nick Cave, or the all-star jam on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone," the band effortlessly makes the songs seem like their own, through a bizarre mix of respect and ballsy irreverence. Sure, it may not be nearly as raw as early Metallica, but it is a better listen than either of the Load records. And if raw is what you want, the equally diverse disc two provides all the thrills you could hope for. At one time, it might have seemed a little odd that Metallica would cover Budgie, Diamond Head, the Misfits, and Queen, but if Garage, Inc. proves anything, it's that the group's musical instincts, risks, and sense of humor have made them the greatest metal band of the '80s and '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2013
Label: Blackened Recordings
UPC: 0856115004552
catalogNumber: 013
Rank: 7774

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Metallica   Primary Artist
Kirk Hammett   Guitar
James Hetfield   Guitar,Vocals
Jason Newsted   Bass
Lars Ulrich   Drums
Cliff Burton   Bass

Technical Credits

Black Sabbath   Composer
Danzig   Composer
Killing Joke   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Metallica   Producer
Holocaust   Composer
Mike Clink   Engineer
Brian Dobbs   Engineer
James Hetfield   Producer
Jeffrey Norman   Engineer
Csaba Petocz   Engineer
Bob Rock   Producer
Bob Seger   Composer
Randy Staub   Engineer
Lars Ulrich   Producer
Toby Wright   Engineer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Mark Whitaker   Producer
Sweet Savage   Composer
Ross Halfin   Back Cover Photo
Anton Corbijn   Cover Photo
Traditional   Composer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Hutz Fujibayashi   Contributor
Shermann   Composer
Chihiro Saito   Contributor
Bourge   Composer
Van Zandt   Composer
Tatler   Composer
Azumi Takahata   Contributor

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