Metallica: il bass playthrough di ‘Damage, Inc’ di Bryan Beller

Di Orso Comellini - 16 Dicembre 2021 - 11:48
Metallica: il bass playthrough di ‘Damage, Inc’ di Bryan Beller

Bryan Beller, il bassista di Dethklok, The Aristocrats e Joe Satriani, ha pubblicato il bass playthrough di ‘Damage, Inc’ dei Metallica, classico contenuto su Master Of Puppets. Di seguito il video.

Queste le parole di Bryan Beller:

It’s just such a fast riff and the song floored me. It also intrigued me because I wasn’t a pick player, and I couldn’t imagine how any fingerstyle bassist could keep up with it. So I started doing this flicking thing with my fingers, and a three-finger triplet thing, and after some work I could hang with it. Then no one asked me to play metal professionally for 20 years, until Brendon Small asked me to join Dethklok. Suddenly I was like, ‘Wait, I have this little bag of tricks I totally forgot about!’ Then earlier this year I started thinking about getting back to this tune and really doing something with it that I could share, just as a passion project.

I could tell these guys were going to take over the world – the energy in the room was just electric. But as a young bassist, I was also watching Jason Newsted hammering everything out with a pick, and I knew I couldn’t do that. And I never got to see Cliff Burton live, which means I never saw what he was doing with his fingers…and it wasn’t like the bass was mixed super loud on Master Of Puppets either, even though everyone talks about the lack of bass on And Justice For All to this day. So I figured, why not play what I would have played on it if I’d had the chance, as a tribute to the song that pushed my playing along all those years ago? Or put another way: If someone sent me this song for a remote recording today, what would I do with it?

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