In 1998, Metallica released Garage, Inc., a two disc set of songs that were all cover tunes. The second disc were cover songs from their previous releases, and the first disc was all new covers by the band.
Out of all of the covers discs that have been released, this one is still amongst my favorites. Quite a few of the tracks in this set, I had no idea they were covers the first time I heard them.
I never listened to the Misfits, Budgie or Diamond Head, so the tracks Metallica covered by these groups were brand new songs to me. The Metallica versions of these songs were so good, that it did not matter to me once I knew they were covers.
One of my favorites has always been Metallica’s cover of Queen’s Stone Cold Crazy.
As far as cover discs go, this collection has the most bang for the buck for in 2007. This is probably the best collection of cover tunes by any hard rock band to date.
Die Die My Darling
Am I Evil?
Stone Cold Crazy
Turn the Page
Whiskey in the Jar
Rating: Out of 10
1. Free Speech For The Dumb – (originally recorded by Discharge)
2. It’s Electric – (originally recorded by Diamond Head)
3. Sabbra Cadabra – (originally recorded by Black Sabbath)
4. Turn The Page – (originally recorded by Bob Seger)
5. Die Die My Darling – (originally recorded by the Misfits)
6. Loverman – (originally recorded by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
7. Mercyful Fate – featuring Evil, Curse of the Pharaohs, Satan’s
8. Astronomy – (originally recorded by Blue Oyster Cult)
9. Whiskey In The Jar – (originally recorded by Thin Lizzy)
10. Tuesday’s Gone – (originally recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd)
11. The More I See – (originally recorded by Discharge)
1. Helpless – (originally recorded by Diamond Head
2. The Small Hours – (originally recorded by Holocaust)
3. The Wait – (originally recorded by Killing Joke)
4. Last Caress/Green Hell – (originally recorded by The Misfits)
5. Am I Evil? – (originally recorded by Diamond Head)
6. Blitzkrieg – (originally recorded by Blitzkrieg)
7. Breadfan – (originally recorded by Budgie)
8. The Prince – (originally recorded by Diamond Head)
9. Stone Cold Crazy – (originally recorded by Queen)
10. So What – (originally recorded by the Anti-Nowhere League)
11. Killing Time – (originally recorded by Sweet Savage)
12. Overkill – (originally recorded by Motorhead)
13. Damage Case – (originally recorded by Motorhead)
14. Stone Dead Forever – (originally recorded by Motorhead)
15. Too Late Too Late – (originally recorded by Motorhead)
16. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (originally recorded by Budgie)
B-Side Ourselves is only a 5 song EP, so it can hardly be considered to be a full length release.
On this disc, you get 4 studio tracks, and one live cut.
The band sounds great, but as with most covers discs, you enjoyment from this release will depend on how much you like the original songs.
There is a solid but not stellar duet with Rob Halford on Delivering the Goods.
The cover of the Jimi Hendrix song Little Wing is a very decent rendition. I don’t think most people realize they released a video for this song.
B-Side Ourselves clocks in under 20 minutes. You can find this one for next to nothing on the web. Did this disc start the cover disc trend? I am not sure, but I am positive this offering by Skid Row led to more releases of the same nature.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Psycho Therapy (The Ramones)
2. C’Mon And Love Me (KISS)
3. Delivering the Goods [Live] (Judas Priest)
4. What You’re Doing (Rush)
5. Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
WHITE LION To Be Part Of POISON US Tour After All?
According to BW&BK sources, WHITE LION might be on POISON’s US tour this summer after all. An official press release confirming the tour line-up is expected Monday morning (June 4th) at 9am PST. As we reported yesterday (June 2nd), VAINS OF JENNA had been officially tapped as their replacement for the tour. Rumour has it that White Lion’s apparent removal from the bill was the direct result of a cease and desist order, issued by former guitarist Vito Bratta, in regard to the use of the White Lion name.
Ronnie James Dio sells house!
Ronnie James Dio has sold a three-bedroom, 1,981-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for $1,110,000.
Buckcherry announced they are teaming up with Hinder and Papa Roach for the “Bad Boys of Rock” summer tour, starting July 13 in Lansing, Michigan at the Adado Riverfront Park (complete itinerary below). Having traversed the globe for the past year in support of their current release 15 (Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic Records), Buckcherry are ready to fill stadiums luring fans with smash hits “Crazy Bitch,” “Everything” and crowd favorite “Lit Up.” The tour was secured when Buckcherry were recently honored by Hinder and Papa Roach for their 200th show and one-year anniversary of “15” in April at Buzzfest in Houston, TX. “Guaranteed to be slammin’ — the rock tour of the summer!” said Josh Todd.
The track just passed 2200 spins at radio and is ranked #7 at active rock and #7 at mainstream and going to Top 40 now. “15” has remained in the Top 200 since its debut in April 2006
“Bad Boys of Rock” Itinerary
- July 13 Lansing, MI Adado Riverfront Park
- July 14 Chesaning, MI Chesaning Showboat Amphitheatre
- July 15 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
- July 17 Louisville, KY Louisville Gardens
- July 18 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
- July 20 St. Paul, MN MYTH
- **July 21 Council Bluffs, IA WestFair Amphitheatre **(KIWR radio show)
- July 24 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
- July 26 Valley Center, KS Kansas Coliseum
- July 27 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- July 28 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Fair
- July 31 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
- Aug 1 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
- Aug 3 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa – Field
- Aug 4 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino
- Aug 19 Lima, OH Allen County Fair
- Aug 21 Chicago, IL Northerly Island – Charter One Pavilion
- Aug 22 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
- Aug 24 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City
- Aug 25 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
- Aug 26 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Exposition
- Aug 28 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
- Aug 29 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
- Aug 30 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair Grandstand
- Sept 7 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Sept 8 Allegan, MI Allegan County Fair
- Sept 9 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
- Sept 12 York, PA York Fair Grandstand