Episode 7: Metallica - Bleeding Me & The Outlaw Torn
On Episode 7 of Song Voyage, we’ve got not one, but two songs for you. We’ll be discussing the heavy metal giants, Metallica. But not the band you may be familiar with. Instead of the thrashing sounds of Fight Fire with Fire, the epic Master of Puppets, or the jaw-dropping super speed of Battery, we’ll be tackling two songs off the controversial album that typically splits Metallica’s fan base in two--Load’s The Outlaw Torn and Bleeding Me. In the next hour we’ll debate which is better, the studio versions or the live performances from the legendary S&M concert. We’ll talk about the heavy influences that classical music has had on the metal genre. And you’ll hear why legendary bassist Cliff Burton is absolutely responsible for Metallica’s evolution into Load and Re-Load.
- Metallica website
- S&M on iTunes
- Load on iTunes
- S&M version of Bleeding Me
- Load version of Bleeding Me with lyrics
- S&M version of Outlaw Torn
- Load version of Outlaw Torn with lyrics
- Temple of the Dog: Reach Down
- Favorite Cliff Burton clips:
- Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth): 1983
- For Whom The Bell Tolls (Day on the Green 1985) Greatest intro to a song ever, and Cliff is the greatest headbanger of all-time!
- Orion: Metallica playing this on 30 year anniversary of Cliff's death (Just an incredible song)
- Incredible bass isolated track of Orion (1:44 and 6:37 are the high points)
- Classical influences discussed: