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Garage Days Revisited Garage Days Revisited

Garage Days Revisited   Garage Days Re-Revisited
  Release Date: August 1987
  Released by: Elektra Records
  Produced by: Metallica
  Recorded at: A&M & Conway, Los Angeles, California
  Chart Position: #28 (USA), #2 (UK)
  Album Sales: 1 million (USA)

Line Up:

James Hetfield - Guitar, Vocals
Lars Ulrich - Drums
Jason Newsted - Bass, Background Vocals
Kirk Hammett - Guitar

Tracks (Song Titles link to the Lyrics):

1. Helpless (6:38)
2. The Small Hours (6:43)
3. The Wait (4:55)
4. Crash Course In Brain Surgery (3:10)
5. Last Caress (1:28)
6. Green Hell (2:00)

Singles:

None

Album Notes:

This all cover songs record was recorded in just six days after coming off the “Puppets World Tour.” This was Jason Newsted’s very first recording with Metallica. The reason for the price tag included on the title on the E.P. is so retail stores would not charge full album price. Originally it had 6 tracks, technically making it an album so retail stores could charge full price. So the band decided to combine the last 2 tracks, “Last Caress/Green Hell” into 1, thus making it a 5 track E.P.

Jason: “It was just some silly thing. We all been off the road, and we were all like dead and shit. We wanted to get back in to it. You know the story about the garage and everything, you know it was some place to practice, and so to get warmed up again, to get, well you know, hang out again and play loud we just started messing with a bunch of cover songs, and they were pretty cool, and we hadn't had a produced out for a while, so we just said, ya know, fuck, this sounds pretty cool, why don't we just do it and put it out. In one day, I did all tracks in four hours or something. I just blew ‘em out. Just for silliness, and that's pretty much how it came out too and you could tell it was done just to be silly.”


Lyrics and Song Info Lyrics and Song Info


HELPLESS
(Originally recorded by Diamond Head)

The song "Helpless" was originally released by Diamond Head in 1980 on the "Lightning To The Nations" album.  Diamond Head were the major musical influence for Lars. The original version of "Helpless" don't have a solo included. 

I've gotta see you moving fast, see you come my way
See the dreams, I hope they last, never fade away
Gotta see the lights above, make it loud tonight
Gotta set it all afire, set it all alight

See the flashing lights, hear the thunder roar
I am gonna set you all alight
Gotta make it man, I ain't got a choice
Gotta fill this hall tonight

Helpless, helpless, helpless, helpless

I still don't know what I'm gonna do, maybe not tonight
Gotta set you all afire, gotta treat you right
I can see the flashing lights, lit before your love
Gotta hear the thunder roar, coming from above

See the flashing lights, hear the thunder roar
I am gonna set you all alight
Gotta make it man, I ain't got a choice
Gotta fill this hall tonight

Helpless, helpless, helpless, helpless

I can see the stars, I can see what's going on
Every night alone I sing my song just for fun
Only time will tell if I'll make it myself someday
This stage is mine, music is my destiny

Cannot squeeze the life from me, yeah

I can see the stars, I can see what's going on
Every night alone I sing my song just for fun
Only time will tell if I'll make it myself someday
This stage is mine, music is my destiny

Cannot squeeze the life from me, yeah yeah yeah!

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THE SMALL HOURS
(Originally recorded by Holocaust)

The song "The Small Hours" was originally released by Holocaust in 1983 on the "Holocaust Live - Hot Curry and Wine" EP

Look hard at the darkness, and you will see
Just call my name and I'll be there
You cannot touch me, you would not dare
I am the chill that's in the air

And I try to get through to you, in my own special way
As the barriers crumble at the end of the day

Dark rivers are flowing back into the past
You are the fish for which I cast
And what of the future, what is to be
As the rivers flow into the sea

And I try to get through to you, in my own special way
As the barriers crumble at the end of the day

Do not take for granted, powers out there
Don't step into the demon's lair
Time is an illusion, rising from time
Steep is the mountain which we climb

And I try to get through to you, in my own special way
As the barriers crumble at the end of the day

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THE WAIT
(Originally recorded by Killing Joke)

The song "The Wait" was originally released by Killing Joke in 1980 on the "Killing Joke" album.

Metallica's version of Killing Joke's "The Wait" is much harder and not as "poppy" as the original. The original version of "The Wait" does not have a solo included. Metallica knew the song from a mixed tape which was given to Cliff Burton.

Motives changing, day to day
The fire increases, masks decay
I look at the river, white foam floats down
The body's poisoned, gotta sit tight

The wait, the wait, the wait, the wait

After wakening, silence grows
The screams subside, distortion shows
Mutant thoughts of bad mouthed news
Is just another birth of distorted views

The wait, the wait, the wait, the wait

The wait, the wait, the wait, the wait

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CRASH COURSE IN BRAIN SURGERY
(Originally recorded by Budgie)

The song "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" was originally released by Budgie on their debut album "Budgie" in 1971.


Look inside and you will see
The words are cutting deep inside my brain
Thunder burning, quickly burning
Knife of words is driving me insane
Insane yeah

Raven black is on my track
He shows me how to neutralize the knife
Show to me in surgery
The art of fighting words to conquer life
Conquer life, yeah

{Drunken Hollering}

Now the wicked lance of fear
Is driving from my heady mountain brain
Crash course in brain surgery
Has stopped the bloody knife of words again yeah, yeah, yeah

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LAST CARESS
(Originally recorded by The Misfits)

The song "Last Caress" was originally released by The Misfits in 1980 on the "Beware" EP. 

I got something to say, I killed your baby today
And it doesn't matter much to me, as long as it's dead
I got something to say, I raped your mother today
And it doesn't matter much to me, as long as she's spread

Ooh lovely dead, just waiting for your breath
Cold sweet death, one last caress

Ooh lovely dead, just waiting for your breath
Cold sweet death, one last caress

I got something to say, I killed your baby today and it
Doesn't matter much to me, as long as it's dead

Ooh lovely dead, just waiting for your breath
Cold sweet death, one last caress
Last caress today, yo-o-o-oh, yooo-oh

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GREEN HELL
(Originally recorded by The Misfits)

The song "Green Hell" was originally released by The Misfits in 1983 on the "Earth A.D." album.

Here in this place lies the key to your death
Touch it, see it
Here in this place is the means to your end
Touch it, feel it, green hell

You did your best as someone could
I bet you never knew you would
And did you run away from me
I bet you thought you really could

We're gonna burn in hell, green hell
Like every hell but kind of green, green hell, green hell
Try let me get back up there, green hell, green hell
Feel it burning in your cereal, green hell
Throw your fuckin' friends inside, green hell, green hell.
Gotta fuckin' pay and you must stay, green hell
Cannot refill the torch of death, green hell, green hell
Hell is reigning in your blood, green hell, green hell
Gotta burn it all, green hell

You did your best as someone could
I bet you never knew you would
And did you run away from me
I bet you thought you really could

Here in this place lies the key to your death
Touch it, see it
Here in this place is your world that ended
Touch it, feel it, green hell

You did your best as someone could
I bet you never knew you would
And did you run away from me
I bet you thought you really could
You've come to this as someone told
I bet you never knew you would
Gonna bring green hell, green hell

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