Saturday, February 9, 2019

Metallica - You're Looking At Country

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in ages:
Welcome to the colliding of your two little musical worlds, where that classic country connoisseur and twang hound in you meets the hard-driving metalhead who punched a hole in your bedroom wall in 7th grade while listening to Master of Puppets. This is what occurred when Metallica showed up in Nashville Thursday night (1-26) for their first show in Music City in 10 years, and were graced by the presence of other than country music legend Loretta Lynn who was there to soak it all in. 
About halfway through the show, frontman James Hetfield took a break, and guitarist Kirk Hammett and bass player Rob Trujillo took the opportunity to play a stripped down version of Loretta’s 1971 hit, “You’re Lookin’ at Country.”
That's so awesome that it's in danger of collapsing into a black hole of awesome - not least that Loretta went to their concert.  The video quality is pretty bad here but it's a cool moment.

And who knew there was a web site called Saving Country Music?


Old NFO said...

Hate to say it, but she did a LOT better with it...LOL

libertyman said...

Not sure I understood one word of their lyrics, a nice tribute to a star though.

pigpen51 said...

I have to say, I was moved by this song. Not by the way they played it, of course. But by the fact that they had the courtesy and respect to acknowledge a lady who is a national treasure. Many rock and roll stars are not like that, and it is somewhat shocking to have this group step up like this. My own respect for them just went up a few notches.

I think that I am like most music lovers, in that I don't focus on just one genre of music, but actually like several different kinds. From my first love, jazz, since I am a retired sax player, to old country, to classic rock and even pop and some disco, I have many diverse songs that fit my musical tastes. I even like some heavy metal, with my most recent favorite being the cover of Sounds of Silence by the group Disturbed.
I can even enjoy listening to a well done, well performed opera, at times. I respect the hard work and talent that goes into such a performance, of both the singer and the musicians.
Most of the musicians or groups that you see on television or hear on the radio making new music, have paid their dues by working the local bars and nightclubs, and the animal clubs, ala the Moose, the Elks, etc and playing mostly covers of other groups music, while sneaking a few of their own tracks in as they can, until the audience starts to ask for more of their own songs than covers of others stuff. That is how you know it is time to try and move up and get a deal to cut a record and get some serious management.
Thanks for posting this, it really does show me something of the respect that these guys have for the first lady of country music.