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Some Kind of Monster

Posted: October 15th, 2004, by Marceline Smith

For some inexplicable reason (Simon forgot), we haven’t linked up Dave Stockwell’s hilarious column about the Metallica documentary. I went to see it myself last night surrounded by metal fans wearing band tshirts and enjoyed myself tremendously. I was hoping the Metallica fans were going to start headbanging or screendiving but sadly not. I wonder how much they enjoyed watching the band look like total idiots. Maybe I should have hung back and eavesdropped but I was too busy trying to stop smirking.

There’s not much I can add to Dave’s review – he does cover all the greatest bits. My favourite was when their manager told them that if they didn’t do the crappy ‘Hi, we’re Metallica!’ things for a radio station then basically their next album would be boycotted by everyone in the world and they would become bankrupt IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? so they immediately gave in and then wrote a song about how unfair it all is. I was half convinced there would be a segment later on where they admitted they were only kidding and none of these songs ended up on the actual album but no, they were serious. Marvellous.

You might also have missed Jon Goodwin’s Guide To Leeds, the first in our new series of Talentspotter Towns. If you’d like to write about the best bands, labels, venues and stuff in your town then let us know and we might let you.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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