Re: Master of Puppets is 33 today

Author:Troll's Hole
Date:2019-03-04 15:18:09
In Reply To:Master of Puppets is 33 today by Pirage
I was young. Younger than BumZen even. Distorted guitars and shouting was very scary and satanic at the time.

There was a guitar tab for sanitarium in some magazine. The clean intro riff was simple enough to play even for a child who had never heard the song, and I enjoyed the sound of it. So I purchased the album.

It was a terrible album at the time. A guy screaming "BATTERY!!! I'M OUT OF BATTERY, CHARGE THE BATTERY!!" was comical. Sanitarium was the only good song on the album.

Some time later I heard Master of Puppets on some rock station. I thought it sucked as usual. But then they started playing some other song I liked. It had clean guitars again and sweet harmonized electric guitars and a cool guitar solo. Then some asshole started screaming "MASTER!! MASTER!!" again and I realized this was still the same song, I had just never gotten this far into it before.

And so on continued the journey of enjoying what was once terrible music for idiots. In baby steps. Slowly it all grew, and one day even distorted guitars were acceptable.

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