Speaking in a recent interview with Gibson TV, former Metallica producer Bob Rock revealed what he really thinks about Metallica’s iconic 1989 album ‘And Justice For All.’
Bob Rock also talked about his first met with Metallica members. He stated that ‘Sad But True’ was the first demo track he heard before the recording sessions of Black album. As you know, Bob Rock was the producer of the Black album.
On Justice album, Bob said:
“I bought the ‘Justice’ album. I liked the song that I saw on MTV, ‘One’… So I listened to the record, and there was just no bottom end, and I’m going, ‘Okay. This is kind of interesting.’ … Anyway, so I went to see The Cult and I stayed for Metallica.
And what I saw in Metallica was not the sound of ‘Justice’; I heard this big band that had weight and size. The record didn’t make sense to me. And I know it’s a standard for a lot of people, but I’m just being honest here.”
On first meeting with Metallica, he said:
“They flew up to Vancouver and we had a meeting. They brought a cassette deck. And they played it. And I’m just listening to the demos. I heard ‘Sad But True’ and I went, ‘Phew! Wow!’ It was all there — the tempos. In my head, I was just going, ‘I can do this. I can make a great record.'”
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