strip naked on stage
was very afraid of quite a lot: I was afraid of the world, I was afraid to speak, and I was a very, very modest guy, and music was the way to speak, that’s all. I could just keep a journal, compose poetry, write everything I could think of, and then sit down, play a couple of chords, put everything together and get myself. It’s me! So I tell the world about myself when I can not say in words. So the music was a voice that I didn’t have.
At my school there was one guy from a jazz band who was selling his guitar. He seems to have had a Gibson SG ’69 with a tremolo and he wanted to sell it. He asked me: “Do you want?”, And I told him: “Yes, how much will you take?”, To which he replied: “200 bucks!”. I begged my mother, did everything I could and finally, she gave the go-ahead and bought me my first real guitar. Continue reading
“… And justice for all” is what Metallica called their double album, released in 1988. For the first time since recording “Kill’em all,” the band came to the studio with finished material. The work moved very hard: the thought crushed that these were the first independent compositions, through the notes of which Burton’s eyes did not run through. Perhaps this album turned out to be the most interesting in the history of Metallica. In record time, he became platinum. The new album of the group appeared on the shelves on August 4, 1991 and by August 6 it was already twice “gold”. This work can be considered as not typical for the direction of “speed thrash metal” and at the same time quite logical, as applied to the concept of “Metallica”: the speed of performance, which at one time became an end in itself, gave way to melody (though the group had not suffered before absence), sound rigidity is preserved, but now it is achieved by acoustic instruments. Continue reading