Sunday, June 1st 2014
Sorry, www.youtube.com was not working for me after the one blog on Saturday.
I’ve put this off long enough. Thet have more of my money than they need/deserve. I have 2 of their CDs and one album from iTunes that I thought might be better than the run of the mill Metallica. I bought the live album with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, even a Symphony couldn’t help them for me. I own the “Master of Puppets” CD and “The Black Album”/”S/T” album and out of those CDs I like the SONG Master of Puppets. When Rydell, Rob & Dave were in a band with me, the 3 of them were all about Metallica, me….not at all. We did play “Enter Sandman”, “Nothing else Matters” and their version of Thin Lizzy’s “Whiskey in the Jar” that was 1/3 songs liked of theirs and they didn’t even write it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boanuwUMNNQ
Thin Lizzy’s original version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TehFZ38kt6o
Even ruining 3 chords is difficult for Hetfield! Here’s the 2 other songs I like by Metallica.
From the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSDC3cHoZs
I have 3 problems with Metallica. 1. I really have trouble tolerating their music. 2. They have more of my money than they need/deserve, 2 CDs & 1 album from iTunes which I guess is my fault. 3. They were greedy when Napster was all the rage in 2000 or 2001, Metallica, Shaun Parker and Steve Jobs are all to blame for why the music industry is in brutal shape at the moment. 4. Founding members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, in the 2004 documentary “Some Kind of Monster” got sober and then realized that Jason Newsted was sick of being treated like the new guy after replacing original bass player Cliff Burton for the past 2 ½ decades Shaun Parker created Napster (free music). Metallica filed a lawsuit against any person that had their music from Napster, I guess the multi-millions they had weren’t enough for them? Steve Jobs created iTunes, cheaper music but not free. The money spent on iTunes mostly goes to the label and management of whatever group or artist, whatever/if any money is left goes to the artist.
I say let the group or artist decide on the price and limit them to $20 at most. Is it right that you can get a song for $0.99 yet it costs $100s for studio time creating/recording 1 song? $1000s for an album? You pay for your groceries don’t you? And a cut of that money goes to the farmer that did all of the work for whatever you’re buying. So why should all music be free especially if it’s a newer artist that can’t afford to play everywhere because they’re making $0.03 on an album sale on iTunes trying to get their name out there?
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
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