Garage Inc.

1998 double compilation album by Metallica; covers album

Garage Inc. is a cover album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released in 1998.

Garage Inc.
Compilation album of cover songs by
ReleasedNovember 24, 1998
RecordedSeptember 14 – October 1, 1998 (disc 1)
StudioThe Plant (Sausalito, California) – disc 1
Genre
Length136:38
LabelElektra
Producer
Metallica chronology
Reload
(1997)
Garage Inc.
(1998)
St. Anger
(2003)
Singles from Garage Inc.
  1. "Turn the Page"
    Released: November 16, 1998[1]
  2. "Whiskey in the Jar"
    Released: February 1, 1999[2]
  3. "Die, Die My Darling"
    Released: June 7, 1999[3]

It includes recorded cover versions of other artists' songs, all of their b-side covers released up to that point, and the entire The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, which had gone out of print since its original release in 1987. The title is a combination of Garage Days Re-Revisited and their song Damage, Inc. Over 5 million copies have been sold in the US as certified by the RIAA.

ReceptionEdit

Professional reviews:

  • Rolling Stone (12/10/99, p. 122) - 4 Stars (out of 5) -"Gloriously hard as the album is, you can't miss Metallica's good natured side coming through."
  • Entertainment Weekly (12/18/98, p. 84) - "We'll have to wait until Metallica's next `proper' album to find out if this trip to the garage recharges their batteries. Still, all things considered, Garage Inc. is an intermittently exhilarating joyride." - Rating: B-
  • CMJ (12/21/98, p. 29) - "Those who still relate to the adolescent angst of the 'Metallicats' earliest days will find plenty to like on Garage Inc."

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

These tracks were recorded in September-October 1998 for the Garage Inc. album.

No. TitleOriginal artist (date) Length
1. "Free Speech for the Dumb"  Discharge (1982) 2:36
2. "It's Electric"  Diamond Head (1980) 3:34
3. "Sabbra Cadabra"  Black Sabbath (1973) 6:20
4. "Turn the Page"  Bob Seger (1973) 6:06
5. "Die, Die My Darling"  Misfits (1984) 2:29
6. "Loverman"  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1994) 7:53
7. "Mercyful Fate (medley)"  Mercyful Fate (1982, 1983) 11:11
8. "Astronomy"  Blue Öyster Cult (1974) 6:37
9. "Whiskey in the Jar"  Traditional (inspired by Thin Lizzy's version in 1972) 5:05
10. "Tuesday's Gone"  Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973) 9:06
11. "The More I See"  Discharge (1984) 4:49
Total length:
65:42


Disc twoEdit

These tracks are a collection of B-sides from artists Metallica were inspired by throughout the early years of the band.

The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987)
No. TitleOriginal artist Length
1. "Helpless"  Diamond Head (1980) 6:38
2. "The Small Hours"  Holocaust (1983) 6:43
3. "The Wait"  Killing Joke (1980) 4:55
4. "Crash Course in Brain Surgery"  Budgie (1974) 3:10
5. "Last Caress/Green Hell"  Misfits (1980/1983) 3:30
"Creeping Death" B-sides (1984)
No. TitleOriginal artist Length
6. "Am I Evil?"  Diamond Head (1980) 7:50
7. "Blitzkrieg"  Blitzkrieg (1981) 3:37
B-sides and one-offs (1988–1993)
No. TitleOriginal artist Length
8. "Breadfan"  Budgie (1973) 5:41
9. "The Prince"  Diamond Head (1980) 4:26
10. "Stone Cold Crazy"  Queen (1974) 2:19
11. "So What"  Anti-Nowhere League (1981) 3:09
12. "Killing Time"  Sweet Savage (1981) 3:04
Motörheadache ("Hero of the Day" limited edition CD single B-sides) (1996)
No. TitleOriginal artist Length
13. "Overkill"  Motörhead (1979) 4:05
14. "Damage Case"  Motörhead (1979) 3:40
15. "Stone Dead Forever"  Motörhead (1979) 4:52
16. "Too Late Too Late"  Motörhead (1979) 3:12
Total length:
70:51

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Metallica https://web.archive.org/web/20130208080149/http://www.metallica.com/releases/turn-the-page.asp. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Metallica https://web.archive.org/web/20130301211233/http://www.metallica.com/releases/whiskey-in-the-jar.asp. Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Metallica https://web.archive.org/web/20130301211236/http://www.metallica.com/releases/die-die-my-darling.asp. Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)

Other websitesEdit

Metallica
James Hetfield | Lars Ulrich | Kirk Hammett | Robert Trujillo
Jason Newsted | Cliff Burton | Dave Mustaine | Ron McGovney
Albums
Kill 'Em All | Ride the Lightning | Master of Puppets | Garage Days Re-ReVisited | ...And Justice for All | Metallica | Load | ReLoad | Garage Inc. | S&M | St. Anger | Death Magnetic | Hardwired...To Self-Destruct