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October 14, 2011 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Friday Fun - Mini Metallica (SYLT)
posted by numberstation (43 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I want to cryogenically freeze myself for 20 years so that when I wake up I can immediately marry that girl on the white guitar.
posted by saladin at 12:48 PM on October 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


I don't know; there's something wrong about using upstrokes to play a Metallica riff, even if it is from the black album. Even children should know that instinctively.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:50 PM on October 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


Are they sponsored by Mini Cooper?
posted by pinky at 12:51 PM on October 14, 2011


Alice Mini Cooper?
posted by zippy at 12:53 PM on October 14, 2011


There's no bass out of respect for Cliff Burton. Even though Cliff Burton would have killed himself rather than make the Black Album.
posted by spicynuts at 12:53 PM on October 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


I don't know why I expected a more Hetfield-esque vocal style, but I cracked up at, "Say yo pwayers wittle one/Don't foget my son/to incwude evwyone."

But, yes, that was great. I had a friend who worked for one of the Schools of Rock, and I went to one of their graduation shows, where probably 3/4 of the songs were songs I knew from Rock Band, which is hard to separate from merely being many of the most popular songs ever, but I still took it to confirm my theory that Rock Band is going to give rise to a generation of highly technical musicians, and especially drummers. There are a lot of highly competent preadolescent drummers out there nowadays.
posted by cmoj at 12:55 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


The drummer is already better than Lars.

And I love that the girl's solo face isn't rapt concentration, but rather just-doesn't-give-a-fuck.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:56 PM on October 14, 2011 [7 favorites]


Of Wolf and Boy
posted by Trurl at 12:57 PM on October 14, 2011


The drummer is already better than Lars.

To be fair, that's a low bar.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 1:01 PM on October 14, 2011


Spicynuts:

Actually, the bassist is offscreen for most of it; you can see him at the very end to the right of the girl.
posted by leviathan3k at 1:07 PM on October 14, 2011


My comment still stands.
posted by spicynuts at 1:10 PM on October 14, 2011


Downloaded, and saved into my "Stuff to help convince my daughter that 'princess' isn't her only career or hobby option" folder.
posted by googly at 1:26 PM on October 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


That solo face reminds me of Wata from Boris. That "I know I'm awesome, what are you looking at?" vibe.
posted by Fraxas at 1:26 PM on October 14, 2011


MORE 8 YEAR OLD FEMALE METAL GUITARISTS, PLEASE!
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:34 PM on October 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like the Melvins (a lot), yet I never thought to check out Boris. Thanks Fraxas. I am now a Boris fan (as if that wasn't inevitable).

OK. So after that thread derailment, I wish I could play the guitar like any of those kids. Just great. And Googly, I'm doing the same for my soon to be born baby....
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 1:35 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


'Even though Cliff Burton would have killed himself rather than make the Black Album.'

That's a meaningless statement, not least in light of the fact that prior to the production of the Black Album it must've surely seemed like all of the members of Metallica would rather have killed themselves than make a 'pop metal' album. But they did.

And say what you will, but that album changed my life and many others as well who would not have been introduced to metal any other way.

Never minding the fact, of course, that it is actually one of their best albums.
posted by TheRedArmy at 1:38 PM on October 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's friday, hoss....lighten up. This post is about some awesome kids...not a pissing match about which Metallica album is best, even though Kill Em All is the best and I was listening to Metallica on cassette tape before your momma stopped wiping your ass for you.
posted by spicynuts at 1:40 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, Wolfdog is correct. Metallica riffs (and all proper metal riffs) are played downpicked even when it often sounds like alternate picking. The classic example is the riff in the song 'Master of Puppets.' Hetfield is metal rhythm guitar incarnate.

There are some who say "Oh, but I can alternate-pick it and it sounds the same because I have good technique." It usually doesn't sound the same, though.

But mostly it's the principle. Downpicking is more metal, because it is more difficult. 'The easy way' should rarely apply in the creation and performance of metal music.

Also, alternate picking something that should be downpicked makes ou look stupid and lazy on stage, and girls will NOT show you their boobs.
posted by TheRedArmy at 1:43 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, it would rock if Ellen Degeneres had them on her show and then surprised them by having Metallica there. Indeed, this should happen every time anyone under ten covers a song by a living artist.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:45 PM on October 14, 2011


(The kid drummer is pretty metal already, though---complete with drummerface and tasteful drummer moves.)

(And say what you will about Lars, his drummerface is one of the best. He looks like someone has his balls in a vice and he's real angry about it.)
posted by TheRedArmy at 1:45 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Someone should have his balls in a vice. Have you seen the documentary?
posted by spicynuts at 1:51 PM on October 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Get a room, you guys.
posted by scrump at 1:57 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]



posted by TheRedArmy at 2:02 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sorry I have to waste more space here to say that was supposed to say *blush* but the <'s don't work like normal here.
posted by TheRedArmy at 2:03 PM on October 14, 2011


And I love that the girl's solo face isn't rapt concentration, but rather just-doesn't-give-a-fuck.

Exactly as it should be.

Awesome.
posted by DreamerFi at 2:12 PM on October 14, 2011


(And say what you will about Lars, his drummerface is one of the best. He looks like someone has his balls in a vice and he's real angry about it.)

That's called "compensation" in the musical world.
posted by gcbv at 2:14 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mini Metallica? That drummer looks bigger than Lars.
posted by nathancaswell at 2:19 PM on October 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Lars is going to sue the shit out of these kids.
posted by foggy out there now at 2:21 PM on October 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Good lord thank you for introducing me to Boris.

</derail
posted by humboldt32 at 2:32 PM on October 14, 2011


I'd love to see a show with those kids and these kids.
posted by puckupdate at 2:33 PM on October 14, 2011


One of my favourite parts of this is that their gig was "Live at the Bucklebury Beer Festival".
posted by rh at 2:35 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metallica riffs (and all proper metal riffs) are played downpicked even when it often sounds like alternate picking

richie blackmore fingerpicks the riff for "smoke on the water"

that is all
posted by pyramid termite at 2:37 PM on October 14, 2011


The rhythm guitar is sounding kickass! Loving the girls solo as well - Kirk would be so proud! This is definitely way better than I've heard a bunch of 14-15 year olds play it. I'd love to hear them play For Whom the Bell Tolls!
posted by Bron-Y-Aur at 2:48 PM on October 14, 2011


Mini Metallica? That drummer looks bigger than Lars.

...and plays better than Lars
posted by Renoroc at 2:48 PM on October 14, 2011


Hey, it's Zoe! My 6.5-year old daughter and discovered that YT channel the other week and had a blast checking out vids of all the kids--great talent all around. Don't miss Zoe at the age of 6 playing the theme to Pirates of the Caribbean and, at 7, playing Sweet Child O Mine and Cooking in the Kitchen (The Crave). And here's a vid of the Mini Band's first club gig.
Huge kudos to the folks at Newbury Rock School - they are good people.
posted by prinado at 4:12 PM on October 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Eight-year-old Zoe Thomson playing that guitar solo is just about the awesomest thing I've ever seen in my entire goddamn life. I have never wished I'd had a daughter so much as I did at that moment. She's like the Platonic ideal of the coolest eight-year-old girl. (Normally, I'd think that her hairstyle and clothing shouldn't be so conventional...but it really works as a counterpoint in this context.)

Ten-year-old Charlie Emmons on drums isn't flashy, but entirely solid, better than many competent adult drummers. I say this as a lifelong drummer, myself.

Thanks for this.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:34 PM on October 14, 2011


The Black Album isn't REAL Metallica.

Just joking , that was good! (Now let's hear Creeping Death.)
posted by Liquidwolf at 6:38 PM on October 14, 2011


Also, Wolfdog is correct. Metallica riffs (and all proper metal riffs) are played downpicked even when it often sounds like alternate picking.

Slayer says you are wrong; drop it and go faster. Actually, even Metallica lets it go from the likes of Whiplash and Damage, Inc. Rumors of Hetfield's unceasing downpicking are a bit exaggerated.
posted by ignignokt at 7:56 PM on October 14, 2011


Also, this makes me wonder what these destroyers are doing these days?
posted by ignignokt at 7:59 PM on October 14, 2011


"I'm 'fis many years old!" *hold up fingers like so* \m/
posted by KingEdRa at 1:51 AM on October 15, 2011


For more "vids to show my daughters" you should add this little girl kicking ass at parkour. Actually there's lots of really good traceuse footage.
posted by Iteki at 6:56 AM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


spicynuts: "There's no bass out of respect for Cliff Burton. Even though Cliff Burton would have killed himself rather than make the Black Album."

There was a bass. The camera panned far right and his was there. I bet his parents are pissed!

TheRedArmy: "Downpicking is more metal, because it is more difficult. 'The easy way' should rarely apply in the creation and performance of metal music."

I am fascinated by your theories and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:10 AM on October 15, 2011


A yes, 4:24 there was bass. But he's been ignored and left out of the limelight, as would be appropriate for the Black album. If they were playing something from Justice, however, then they would've just thrown an octave pedal on the guitar and the bassist could've sat out.

Also, in fairness, Lars's drumming isn't bad. It's his talking which is awful.
posted by molecicco at 11:02 AM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


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