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Metallica covers Blindman

Metallica did a cover of When a Blind Man Cries while performing yesterday, October 22, at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California.

19 Comments to “Metallica covers Blindman”:

  1. 1
    AndreA says:

    “Is it getting better no no nooooo..”

  2. 2
    Jacob Ferderigos says:

    Yeah! What a great freaking song to cover!

  3. 3
    Recaizade HaydutEkrem says:

    ..these things do happen.

  4. 4
    Dana McDermott says:

    I’m at the second concert tonight and hope to hear it in a few hours.

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Not bad for a retread….

  6. 6
    Adel says:

    Ian Gillan choice of words are so powerful and very clever and it relates to every generation. Blind Pale Drunk or Dead lying on the floor. Glad they stuck so much to the original as the one recoded on the Machine Head cover album was very hard and confused interpretation!!!!

  7. 7
    KC1961 says:

    Great song, average attempt.

  8. 8
    Claudio Alvarez says:

    Metallica doing covers, the best band ever, one of the best (twice)

  9. 9
    Chip says:

    Leaving this song off of Machine Head was a terrible decision. If memory serves me that was Blackers call…

  10. 10
    Dr. Bob says:

    Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, & Metallica. That’s how I rank them and they are interconnected in many ways.

  11. 11
    Jean says:

    @9 Was it off? If I remember correctly it was a single… ?

  12. 12
    Anthony says:

    @9 yeah Ritchie didn’t like it..a shame because its a classic song and great to see and hear a huge band like Metallica cover it..give the song the exposure it deserves

  13. 13
    Rock Voorne says:

    Which song would you then INSTEAD have left off the album?
    They favoured Never Before themselves.
    NB to me seemed to me as a youngster that just had jumped the bandwagon of heavy rock a b side or a single.
    Many years later I understood they themselves loved it and saw it a a side.
    SOTW they at first thought was filler.

    The original album was about 37 minutes?
    I think that wabm could have been added withouth too much loss of quality?

    If not they had to make that decision.

    I know people who dislike Maybe I m a leo……….

    I like them all but always feel frustrated they did not play PFM and WAMB live with Blackers.

  14. 14
    Ivica says:

    No passion play , no soul

    best Blindman
    amazing intro, two guitars solos “doctor” Steve Morse / Gilmour soul /,Ian voice…

  15. 15
    Rob says:

    Well, I prefer this to Rainbow’s Perfect Strangers on the new teaser! Funny old history to this song, isn’t it? Is this the song being referenced on Ted the Mechanic (‘banjo player took a hike, what’s that song I used to like’?) Anyway, I still love the original guitar solo on the MH session version … Yet Blackers claimed he wasn’t trying! Sounds like one of his very best slow solos to my ears, and although I’m a huge Morse fan, too, I always thinks he plays too fast in his solos on this one.

  16. 16
    Henning Larsen says:

    Claudio Alvarez it is a great song but thet did it so bad

  17. 17
    MacGregor says:

    Not sure where this song would fit in on Machine Head? I have always thought that, when I first heard decades ago that it was left off the original album. It is a nice song with a wonderful subtle Blackmore solo to boot,, but when you think about their other albums, MK2 that is, there are no ballads on those! Anyone’s Daughter is the closest they came to a laid back ‘quieter’ song, but at least that is at a good tempo & quirky also! It sort of worked on the Fireball album in a way! Sort 0f! Cheers.

  18. 18
    LRT says:

    @11 it was a b-side to Never Before, the first single. Highway Star and the rest followed in most countries they released in, which was way more countries than Zeppelin and Sabbath put together. That is why they’ve sold so many records. Not “sanctioning” singles in order to clean up on album sales. Machine Head sold 15 million in 1972. The rest of their “albums” do not come anywhere near close to that. Singles did all their sales except for around 30 million album sales. That’s a lot of singles sales in a lot of countries. They were actually better off for sales releasing singles. Everyone do the math.

  19. 19
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Ivica @14;

    I must concur with you on this. Matter of fact, that is one song in particular that I believe the Morse era improved upon immensely. That being said, since we are on about Covers of this great song… Give this one a listen. Richie Sambora doing an incredible version here. Truly an under-rated guitarist and singer.


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