Put… the… Banjo… Down…

On my way to work this morning, I heard on the local hard rock station something very, very wrong.

Four words: “Bluegrass Enter the Sandman.”

Yes, some bluegrass band out there put out a Metallica tribute. Oh. My. God. Sure, I’ve heard Metallica a’la Orchestral Version, and that’s actually pretty good, especially orchestral versions of their later stuff (that is, up to their current album, in which they retrograded to an earlier and, to some Metallica fans, cruddier sound). But BLUEGRASS? Don’t get me wrong — I like bluegrass. I have three bluegrass CDs, one of which is the _O Brother, Where Art Thou_ soundtrack. But bluegrass Metallica…

Does anybody remember “The Annoying Music Show” on KERA (the local PBS radio station here in North Texas)? Yeah, like that… good God…


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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