6. LOVERMAN (1994)

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

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Amid th­ese love let­ters to 70s rock and 80s me­tal is this brood­ing al­ter­na­tive epic of ob­ses­sive lust, writ­ten in 1994 by an Aus­tralian gothic art-rock mae­stro. Loverman was al­ways the odd man out on Garage Inc, but

Papa Het made sure he felt right at home. “Cave is ex­tremely evil, whether he’s try­ing to be or not,” James ex­plained of his quirky pick. “I just love the feel of that song and I knew we could do it prop­erly, that we could do it jus­tice.”

Me­tal­lica recorded the song at 3am, burnt out af­ter a long, hard day in the stu­dio, which ideally cap­tured the mood: “It was the per­fect vibe to do that track,” Kirk said. “Def­i­nitely a high point.”

“NICK CAVE IS EVIL, WHETHER HE’S TRY­ING TO BE OR NOT”

JAMES HET­FIELD

Nick Cave: is he evil? Ex­tremely, ac­cord­ingto Papa het

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