January 04, 2007

Which It Be?

Give this a listen.

Then tell me: Blasphemy? Or a degree of cool?

And let me say... should you not know the original, that, my friends, is blasphemy.

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 4, 2007 07:54 AM | TrackBack

gorgeous. simply gorgeous.

That sounded a lot like Dan Tyminski....

Posted by: rave at January 4, 2007 08:10 AM

I don't know...it's kinda creepy. I really like the original. Of course, I like most Metallica songs. I know, that just seems wrong coming from a country music fan, but there is just something about James' voice...

Posted by: drc at January 4, 2007 08:13 AM

ok...I think Metallica have turned into whiners, particularly Lars...

however I will have to give this a degree of cool. I have heard that the Banjo is one of the hardest instruments to play.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at January 4, 2007 08:16 AM

Are you kidding? Very, very cool....

No such thing as a bad bluegrass song.

Posted by: Erica at January 4, 2007 08:38 AM

I like Metallica's version, but I refuse to listen to them since their uh, hum, greed war.

And you gotta tell me T1G, who sang that? Was it Tyminski?

Posted by: Rave at January 4, 2007 08:38 AM

Metallica has been re-created in orchestral, techno, etc. Anyone that produces that strong of music which can stand up to so many interpretations... impressive.

And think about where I live. Of course I'm all for the bluegrass. Every song could use a little more banjo.

Need I remind you of my copy of "Knocking on Heaven's Door" with Dolly Parton and Ladysmith Black Mombazo? Now THAT is some messed up stuff.

Posted by: rsm at January 4, 2007 09:51 AM

I have to agree with rsm...

...and I'm only 123,238. Still trying!

Posted by: Mrs_Who at January 4, 2007 11:57 AM

vewwy intewesting. Haven't listened to Ride the Lightning in several years. Now is a good time.

Posted by: Richard at January 4, 2007 12:24 PM

Very cool. And I have to admit, I've never heard of the original. I pretty much missed the whole Metallica wave, except for "The Unforgiven".

Posted by: Jerry at January 4, 2007 12:30 PM

That sounds a lot like Hayside Dixie, is it?

Anyway, dude, you are wrong. That's actually pretty cool.

Posted by: Contagion at January 5, 2007 08:49 PM

Not blasphemy so much as failure.

I believe it was Steve Martin who first pointed out that it's impossible to sound depressed while playing the banjo.

Posted by: Harvey at January 9, 2007 03:20 PM