Sunday, November 30, 2008

James Hetfield: Heavy Metal 107's 1st President.

Post #45 [Poll winner: Heavy Metal Election '08- Favorite lead-singer.]

James Hetfield's inauguration:

James would first like to thank all those who voted for him. Democracy is a wonderful privelage, and in the presence of so many deserving candidates, is humbled to be the choice of the people. Heavy metal will never die. Hetfield will try to represent this music with dignity & respect in the years ahead. Remeber that the empty can rattles the most, so he will lead by example and let the music do most of the talking.

His theme song for his 1st term as president shall be...

"...And Justice for All"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cliff & Flea: A Tie for Favorite Bassist Poll!

Post #44
Since they tied for most votes in the "Favorite Bassist" poll, I'll review both Cliff Burton and Flea's contributions to the art of bass guitar.

Cliff Burton: Cliff is a true tragic hero for bass guitar in heavy metal. Having lost his life in a bus accident while on tour at such a young age, it is hard to speculate how much more he could have brought to the world of heavy metal with his bass guitar. Even in his short career with Metallica, he contributed significantly as a song-writer and made his unique bass-playing style prominent on many tracks. To hear some of the best work of this master of bass listen to:
-Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) This instrumental from Metallica's first album, recorded in one take, showcases Burton at his best!
-For Whom the Bell Tolls

Flea: Flea has made the tonality and technical playing of his bass guitar a signature trademark of the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. From funky, slapping bass techniques, to melodic strings of notes, Flea can play bass as good as the rest. For some Chili Peppers songs that highlight Flea's bass try:
-Higher Ground
-Soul to Squeeze
-Animal Bar