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Posts Tagged ‘Metallica’

Music Monday Major Key — “Nothing Else Majeur” By Metallica (Sorta)

Posted by KingShamus on January 28, 2013

If you know the original version of the song, be prepared to get mildly weirded out.

Played in a minor key, “Nothing Else Matters” is a brooding ‘us against the world’  manifesto.  “Nothing Else Majeur” is relentlessly cheerful.  James Hetfield isn’t a grizzled road dog but a giddy school boy joyously expressing how much he digs his chick.

Metallica’s self-titled black album, where “Nothing Else Matters” first appeared, was a polarizing affair back in the day.  The dedicated metal-heads who made Metallica a platinum-selling act despite a complete lack of media exposure were annoyed by the group’s bid for mainstream success.  Outside of the thrash underground, millions of fans were stoked by the Black Album’s straight-ahead riffs and Hetfield’s arena-god menace.  Depending on musical taste, Metallica’s self-titled disc was either the end of a great band or the beginning of a string of successful grunge albums.

“Nothing Else Majeur” makes that fan dichotomy even more pronounced, which is kinda hard to believe.

I don’t understand the process of changing the key of a song, but no matter how it’s done this is pretty wild.  Even though I’m not a fan of “Matters”, “Majeur” throws off listener expectations in a goofy yet satisfyingly mind-warping way.  You’ve heard the song a million times, but throw in a key change and it goes from an old radio chestnut into something else entirely.  It’s kinda like taking a longer slightly more complicated ride home from work.  You still arrive at your destination, but you can’t just put your brain on auto-pilot to get there.

I snagged this from the Metal Sucks site.

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Music Monday Part II “Air Traveler’s Lament”-Song Parody by Innominatus

Posted by KingShamus on June 6, 2011

Innominatus continues to delight and amaze.  Homeboy puts an anti-TSA spin on the old Metallica classic “Fade To Black”…with awesome results.

Innominatus disses himself because ‘I still can’t sing…’, but fuck that noise.  If you just got sexually assaulted by an over-eager Transportation Safety Administrator in some broom closet, you’d be a little pitchy too.  Inn’s slightly off delivery just makes this more charming, and more hilarious as well.

Oh and if you thought the TSA was done taking swipes at both the Fourth Amendment and women’s biblical bits, think again.  This story ain’t even sorta over with.

In any case, I dunno if I have to say this but you should be checking out Innominatus  on a daily basis, ya’all.

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The American Plane Traveler’s Official Anthem

Posted by KingShamus on November 23, 2010

As brought to you by the great and hilarious Innominatus.

Sung to the tune of Metallica’s “Fade to Black“.

Dignity will fade away
Drifting further every day
Detained within airport walls
“Easy, dude! Those’re my balls”

I have lost the will to fly
Don’t like groping from a guy
There is nothing more to see
Scanner showing all of me

Things just what they seem to be
Got no bomb inside of me
Deathly lost, this can’t be real
Can’t stand this hand I feel

Latex glove is filling me
To the point of agony
Grinning asshole fondles a nun
I was free, but now freedom’s gone

No one but me can save myself, but it’s too late
Now I can’t think, think why I should even fly?

Bus travel always seemed kinda limp-wristed
But the Greyhound is warm, now I will just say goodbye, *Goodbye*


Inn,  I couldn’t let it just sit in the comments.  That thread just couldn’t contain all that pure unadulterated win, dude.  Great job.

Bow to Innominatus, everyone.

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