Best ‘The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited’ Song – Readers Poll
Five songs make up Metallica’s 1987′s ‘The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited.’ These five songs are not ‘Tallica originals, but instead they are cover tunes from some of the band’s favorite musical groups. Ranging from Diamond Head and Holocaust to Killing Joke and Budgie, not to mention the one and only Misfits, ‘Garage Days’ was the first release by Metallica since their epic album, ‘Master of Puppets.’
Being the band’s first release since the death of Cliff Burton, ‘Garage Days’ would be newly hired bassist Jason Newsted‘s initial foray into the world of Metallica. The band was not ready to record a new album after Burton’s death, so they hit the studio and laid down the tracks to their first – of eventually two – cover collections.
Mixing songs from the genres of British heavy metal, punk and hardcore, Metallica completely let loose on ‘Garage Days.’ Not only does it rock hard from beginning to end, but the band did everything in their power to ensure it would not cost their fans too much to purchase. The original E.P. ran just two pennies under six bucks (the name of the release is a dead giveaway, huh?). The CD version was titled ‘The $9.98 CD: Garage Days Re-Revisited,’ costing fans a few more dollars.
Released on Aug. 21, 1987, the original vinyl version of ‘Garage Days’ has turned into a collector’s item, often times being sold for just a shade over $5.98. If you had to pick just one, what is your favorite track from Metallica’s first E.P.?
Cast your vote in the poll below and then tell us why you chose the track you did in the comments section!