If you’re a Metallica fan, then you know that frontman James Hetfield is fond of using the word “Yeah” in his songs – it’s quite prominent in the band’s music. The yeahs are all over Metallica’s 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All and can be heard on songs throughout their career, including their ever-popular Black Album all the way through their latest release, the EP Beyond Magnetic. It’s there on tracks like “Enter Sandman,” “Wherever I May Roam,” “Fuel,” and “The Memory Remains,” and even on cover songs, like Budgie’s “Crash Course In Brain Surgery” as well as the 11-minute fucking awesome medley of Mercyful Fate songs, both available on Metallica’s 27-track album of covers, Garage Inc. Let’s face it, at this point, the Yeah’ing has become an artform and Hetfield is the master.
Now, a clever bastard by the name of Kevin Conklin has compiled EVERY “Yeah” ever recorded by Metallica into one mega-awesome audio supercut. Check out the audio here below; it’s 3:16 minutes of pure “yeah-yeah” goodness.
This audio came out the other day and I saw it on the Metallica Facebook page and just knew I had to check it out, and so did everyone who knows me apparently, because within minutes of it appearing online people were posting it to my FB wall and emailing me about it. And they’re all right about me, I can listen to this audio all day. Yeah, yeah, yeah!