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Metallica - "Stone Cold Crazy"


Metallica Stone Cold Crazy

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

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Author Notes

GUITAR/BASS: mrcoupdetat
VOCALS: EchoOfMystery
 
No one can deny that Metallica is one hell of a cover band. Before this series reaches its end, I'm sure they'll have several entries in it. If I had to choose just one Metallica cover, though, this would be it.
 
The reason this song works so well really has more to do with Queen than Metallica, I think. When this tune was written for Sheer Heart Attack, it was a bit prophetic. At the time, no one had any idea that a brand of metal called thrash would come along a few years later or what it would sound like. No one, except perhaps Queen, who, with "Stone Cold Crazy" delivered what is arguably the first ever song in the genre.
 
Of course, I could say that Metallica heavied the song up a little, but that's not really true. Maybe the guitar tones had a little more growl in them, and James Hetfield's voice certainly does, but they didn't deliver the song any faster than Queen. Still, it seemed as though it were a song that had been written just for Metallica to perform. Like Freddie Mercury and Brian May knew they were coming and said, "we'll write a little something that those boys can rip on one day."
 
And rip on it, Metallica does. With just as much energy and anger as the original. If there's a better version of the song, I guess it would have to be this one, with the surviving members of Queen, Hetfield and Tony Iommi.



6 Comments

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DemonUnicorns
October 13, 2017

Sweet

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bladekinslayer
October 13, 2017
Been waiting for this one! Thanks!
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hobbzee77
October 13, 2017

YEZZA \m/

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fakedrummer89
October 13, 2017

GH coversion?

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AJFOne23
October 13, 2017

GH coversion?

 

Umm no 

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fakedrummer89
October 13, 2017

 

Umm no 

whoops i forgot that the queen version was in GHM not the metallica version.