Lars Ulrich is the chief fucknugget in all of Fucknuggetville, James Hetfield is the crabbiest bastard on any continent (credit is due for this - although no one has any doubt of his politics, he's been pretty good about leaving them at the stage door. And I know, I'm being hypocritical since I agree with the Dixie Chicks - bugger off, my blog), and they both treated Jason Newsted, one of the genuinely nicer guys in rock, like hell for over a decade.
Nevertheless, the first 4 or 5 Metallica albums were near perfection (no, I won't accuse them of 'selling out' - it's their right to do whatever they want, but they certainly went in a radio friendly direction that was not my bag.). From Master, 'Sanitarium'.
I'm on a little 80's metal kick recently, not so much the Strip bands, almost universally dreadful, some rare exceptions, ie., both George Lynch and Steve Lynch could really play guitar, Tommy Lee could really play drums, Vince Neil really had a 'punch-me' face. I was primarily NWOBHM, Maiden and Priest especially, and early speed/prog stuff, Metallica, Anthrax. Accept. Also, somewhat out in left field, Triumph - really underrated band.
KISS sucks. A whole damn bunch. Nope, don't argue, I can prove it.
What's the first thing that crossed your mind? If it is anything other than
you are lying to yourself and need help. QED, FTMFW.
Some weird ones - a great song from a decent band that tried to catch the 'hair' wave and failed, thereby saving their souls, 'Mighty Mouth' by Kix.
Since I brought up Accept, have to do this.
Neck hurting? Advil and ice. Or whiskey and ice, no matter...