10. TUESDAY’S GONE (1973)
The Skynyrd root in ’tallica runs deep. Papa Het said Sweet Home Alabama was “the first piece of vinyl I bought with my lawnmower money… I remember thinking, ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd, this guy’s great.’” Dave Mustaine later cheekily inserted the song’s riff into Seek And
Destroy, while Kirk fondly recalls
Cliff’s obsession with late Skynyrd guitarist Ed King. “He’d always ask me to show him Skynyrd licks, and then he’d end up saying, ‘Man, that’s tricky. That’s really tricky!’”
Metallica first dusted off this plaintive ballad, from Skynyrd’s debut album
(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-’nérd ‘Skin-’nérd), for an all-acoustic benefit organised by
Neil Young in October 1997. A month later, they recorded Tuesday’s Gone at San Jose radio station KSJO FM, joined by Jerry Cantrell, Pepper Keenan, Jim Martin, Les Claypool and Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington. “I always loved that one,” James told So What!
“It’s a movin’-on song: you’re splitting, you’re leaving your woman at home. You’re off doing your own thing.
It really fits the road.”
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