Metallica and country

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by antonkk, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Could Metallica (or at least James) make a good country record? I mean Mama Said was such a killer tune. I totally gave up on them as a metal band but I think JH has a good country singer inside of him waiting to come out.

     
  2. Giant Hogweed

    Giant Hogweed Forum Resident

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    I would imagine such a concept might make Metallica sound even worse than Nickelback.
     
  3. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    Georgia
    Mama Said was a tune, I'll give you that.
     
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  4. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

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    No, that would be terrible.
     
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  5. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    Which county ? Wayne County ? That would be ... uhm... odd.

    D.D.
     
  6. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    And I really love his voice on it.
     
  7. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I already asked the gorts to correct the thread title.
     
  8. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    Maybe they can cover Mama Says (Beach Boys), also!?
     
  9. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    To Be fair, that's a lot ****ing better than this POS song where James is trying
     
  10. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    They should leave it as is. Adds to the surrealism.

    D.D.
     
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  11. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Professor of Dead Languages

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    Three Rivers, USA
    Could Hetfield theoretically pull it off? Yes, but he'd have to go 'all in' with outside writers and producers etc. and still keep it in a hard rock-ish vein, if possible. I imagine he'd alienate a lots of the hardcore fans that are left, but after Metallica did Lulu, who knows?

    In my mind, the end product would sound something like a hard rock modern country Nickelback.
     
  12. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

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    If he does, let's get Jason back in the saddle, and he can play pedal steel.
     
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  13. SizzleVonSizzleton

    SizzleVonSizzleton The Last Yeti

    Metallica? No. James? Sure. He's a very talented songwriter so I don't see why he couldn't write a bunch of slow songs and have them be good. I'm strongly inclined to hope these would be 'slow' songs, not 'country' songs as I dislike modern country and am just ignorant of old country.
     
  14. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

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    Unforgivin II had a country twinge to it as well.
     
  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I don't think so. Even Load and Reload were too rootsy for Metallica albums IMO. I love roots rock, but I don't think it should be mixed with heavier genres of music.
     
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  16. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    Thank you! You'd think I would like Bluesy Rock, but GODDAMN where they bad at it.
     
  17. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    Lars on the washboard. Austin City Limits here we come!!!

    D.D.
     
  18. SizzleVonSizzleton

    SizzleVonSizzleton The Last Yeti

    I don't think at this stage of his career alienating fans is a real threat with a side project. Especially given that James is 54 years old and at their usual pace there won't be another Metallica album until around 2024. Surely he could do a side album within the next 6 years and it wouldn't move the Metallica needle one way or the other.

    It's actually sad to me to think of a major song writer (which I consider James to be) putting out so few albums in their later years, particularly when money isn't any factor. There's no way something like this could cost a tenth of what their Through the Never film cost.
     
  19. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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    Hit the REPORT button, please. That is the proper way to let staff know there is a problem, and to do so in the most time-effective way.
     
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  20. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    At this point he'd be better at that than drums.
     
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  21. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example


    ... Or not.

    D.D.
     
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  22. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    Metallica? Hell no!

    I would actually be pretty interested to hear a James Hetfield solo album along the lines of Mama Said, Low Man's Lyric, Poor Twisted Me, etc.

    A southern/country type of album.
     
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  23. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

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    Dallas, TX, USA
    James sings


    I am a lineman for the county ....

    Could work but I'm not interested.
     
  24. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

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    Rahway, NJ, USA
    Has he ever guested on any country album?
     
  25. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    Fixed it for you. ;)

    D.D.
     

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