When I was a Freshman in high school, I started listening to Metallica. I was on a musical trajectory, getting into the heavier side of metal and just discovering that emotional response you can get from music. I wanted more. I wanted heavier. I wanted faster. When I discovered Metallica, those itches were being scratched. Master of Puppets was just released, and I was eating up Ride the Lightning. These 2 albums, are pretty iconic in the world of the heavy. It was the following year when I picked up Garage Days Re-Revisted EP, that my course began to change. On that great album of covers there was a pair of songs Last Caress / Green Hell. Those were originally Misfits tunes, and that changed my course again, but dipping into the world of punk / alternative / post-punk, etc. That was a major and important shift for me.
So when I saw the post about James’ guitar from “Garage Days”, I wanted to learn more. Check it out..
I’m a total sucker when it comes to connecting with your past, heritage, etc. It’s important was we all get a little older. To pay attention to those pivotal points of your life or career. Acknowledge the importance of it – and possibly, pay tribute. This video about the guitar really spoke to me. Even though it was very ostentatious to think about putting a garage in the room that they record in (exceeds what I would call “really *uckin’ rockstar-like”), I really liked the idea of putting the wood from the garage as the ‘top’ of that iconic Explorer body. That wood was there when those two albums were written (Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning). That’s some pretty strong mojo in my opinion.
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