Longtime readers of the rock press may recall that this blog met Metallica way back in the day, long before they became peevish and crotchety. They were opening a Detroit-area show for W.A.S.P., a hair metal band whose very existence has since been wiped from human memory. We don't really remember very well because we got drunk with Blackie Lawless, but we're sure they were outstanding.
That was over 20 years ago, and no one's happier than Framed that Metallica now has the #1 album in the United States. Their astonishing Death Magnetic--certainly the finest record released in the last five or six weeks!--grabbed America's imagination and actually made its chart debut at #1. Mister, that's a low number!
To help celebrate, this week's Framed is all about their last album, St. Anger, a much-overlooked disc that...are we missing something here?...also debuted at #1. Well, we'll look into it.
This week's vid, the title track off St. Anger, was shot at California's San Quentin State Prison, site of the state's only death row. Groovy. As you'll see, the prisoners are incredibly excited that Metallica, or anyone, has even the vaguest interest in their miserable fates. Those crazy prisoners!
Of course, the only real crime here would be in not posting your deepest thoughts about Metallica and the St. Anger video! And if you'd like to comment on our wry captions, that would be welcome, too! So step right up and enjoy Framed, The Blog That Likes You and Only You.