He loves you yeah yeah yeah
March 14, 2013 4:30 PM   Subscribe

Every James Hetfield "Yeah"... ever.

My dear Mefi friends, I had planned on doing something a little more... well, epic for this, my 500th post to the blue. But when I heard this audio montage today, it struck me as rather epic in its own right. The carefully constructed and much more involved post I had in mind for the big Five-Oh-Oh will have to wait til 501. Yeah.
posted by flapjax at midnite (42 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
While we're on the subject, the sporadic tweets from a guy that is neighbors with a member of Metallica is entertaining.
posted by mathowie at 4:36 PM on March 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


*reads tweets*

I actually met Newstead after a show at Uniondale back in '91. He was a very nice guy. Lars was kind of a choad. James and Kirk weren't there. Both Metallica shows I've been to stand out as great ones in my concertgoing life.

YEAH!
posted by jonmc at 4:42 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think someone made a mistake. I distinctly heard an "I AM THE TABLE!" at the end of that.
posted by koeselitz at 4:42 PM on March 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Now do Rob Zombie!

(Eh, scratch that, we'll be here all day)
posted by ShutterBun at 4:44 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man I wish they were in chronological order.
posted by elsietheeel at 4:44 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeeeahhh-ah. *chin jut/teeth*
posted by Smedleyman at 4:50 PM on March 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


Man I wish they were in chronological order.

Heh heh! Well, perhaps artistic considerations demanded otherwise. I have to say I was pretty impressed with the creator's montage skills. Brought to mind the work of John Oswald / Plunderphonics)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:51 PM on March 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Now do every Eddie Vedder constipated grunt and every John McCrea "Oooooh yeah. Aaaaw no."
posted by The World Famous at 4:56 PM on March 14, 2013


ShutterBun: I came in here to say basically exactly the same thing.

But I was too late. :~(
posted by aubilenon at 4:56 PM on March 14, 2013


This is incredible.
posted by DWRoelands at 4:59 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is all I hear whenever I listen to any Metallica song.
posted by codacorolla at 5:03 PM on March 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Man, I used to be into Metallica, and this is great. Laughing my ass off.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:07 PM on March 14, 2013


James Brown, Good God, Y'awl-ing please.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:13 PM on March 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh god. Oh god. Oh god.
posted by turgid dahlia 2 at 5:13 PM on March 14, 2013


How embarrassed should I be that I love pre-Black Album Metallica, but never noticed that he had such a predilection for "Yeah"?
posted by Bugbread at 5:16 PM on March 14, 2013


I need to put this together for John Darnielle's hopeful but kinda hesitant 'yeaaaah!' that he does at each show.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:17 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


James Brown, Good God, Y'awl-ing please.

Or just, you know... UGH!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:21 PM on March 14, 2013


If they had included all the 'hey's it would be twice as long.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:25 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Death!
posted by stltony at 5:32 PM on March 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Probably the best one is "OOOH...YEAH-HEAH"
posted by turgid dahlia 2 at 5:36 PM on March 14, 2013


I distinctly heard an "I AM THE TABLE! " at the end of that.

I did too. And while I think that was an awesome piece of internet, if I were to wish for one change, I'd have liked it more if it ended with a NOOOOO! (There would be plenty to choose from.)
posted by Metro Gnome at 5:44 PM on March 14, 2013


No no no no no no no no no. Yeeeeah!
posted by Foosnark at 5:58 PM on March 14, 2013


I THINK it was Lars I saw in that Pensacola Waffle House years ago.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:00 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


One of the running jokes with my metalhead friends is that album they made with the SF Symphony. In one track he goes "Fuckin Ayyyyyy, right!" and in another "You Betcha!" We would randomly pepper one of those into a conversation and just bust up laughing.
posted by Existential Dread at 6:17 PM on March 14, 2013


BARGAINS
IMPRISONING ME
ALL THAT I SEE
ABSOLUTE SAVINGS
WHAT A GREAT DEAL
WHAT A GREAT FIND
LOOK AT THESE JEANS
DAMN I LOOK SEXY AS HELLLLLLLLL

posted by Existential Dread at 6:20 PM on March 14, 2013 [11 favorites]


Metallica in the studio:

Bob Rock: Let's don't do a "Yeah" there. Let's do something else, like "Woo-maw."

James: DREAMS OF WAR! DREAMS OF LIES! DREAMS OF DRAGON'S FIRE! AND OF THINGS THAT WILL BIIIITE! WOO-MAW!





(SPOILER)





They wound up going with "Yeah".
posted by Broseph at 6:23 PM on March 14, 2013 [10 favorites]


Reminds me of Chuck Jones' Isolation Studies, only with more YEA-YEAHHHH!

UNH!
posted by not_on_display at 7:01 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


A fine 500th post. YEAH
posted by wallabear at 7:38 PM on March 14, 2013


I THINK it was Lars I saw in that Pensacola Waffle House

I think it was Lars I saw
in that Pensacola Waffle House
and then, in a Mickey D's
I could swear I saw Modest Mouse
and that time at a Taco Bell
I saw David Bowie, I think
and then at a Hooters, I saw Bono
having a drink
and at Kentucky Fried Chicken
who did I see but Michael Stipe
and at a Chick-fil-A, I saw Ted Nugent
man, he smelled ripe
but the best was down at the Burger King
yeah, the best by far
cause that's where I saw Charlie Watts
and ol' Ringo Starr
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:49 PM on March 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I had planned on doing something a little more... well, epic for this, my 500th post to the blue.

Bah. Waiting for "Epic" just holds you back. This is a very nice 500th post. Thanks!
posted by homunculus at 8:05 PM on March 14, 2013


hell, i'm still into (certain albums from) metallica and i am laughing my ass off.
posted by nadawi at 8:09 PM on March 14, 2013


A little depressing that I can recognize and place almost every one.

Lars was kind of a choad.

Kind of is being... kind. The guy should have choad stamped on his forehead. I have this fantasy that I wake up one day and Cliff Burton is still playing base and he somehow got rid of Lars without causing any suspicion.

The fact that all 5-3 of Lars is still around enjoying groupies is all the proof I need that god doesn't exist (or at the very least has piss poor taste in drummers).
posted by justgary at 9:31 PM on March 14, 2013


A little depressing that I can recognize and place almost every one.

Oh, someone's totally gotta do a Sporcle audio quiz. "Can you name the Metallica song based on the James Hetfield 'Yeahhh'?" Yeah.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 11:17 PM on March 14, 2013


Companion piece.
posted by palbo at 11:47 PM on March 14, 2013


This is why I try to avoid the urge to do karaoke. In the past I've always been tempted, in the heat of the moment, to throw in Hetfield "YEAHS" or "HEH-HEAAUGHHS" at inopportune times, e.g. "It Was a Very Good Year"
posted by Z. Aurelius Fraught at 5:32 AM on March 15, 2013


Bob Rock: Let's don't do a "Yeah" there. Let's do something else, like "Woo-maw."

Some of my friends and I still like to throw Hetfieldian "Woo-maw"s at each other, 15 years after seeing that clip.
posted by COBRA! at 5:35 AM on March 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


In the past I've always been tempted, in the heat of the moment, to throw in Hetfield "YEAHS" or "HEH-HEAAUGHHS" at inopportune times, e.g. "It Was a Very Good Year"

Hey, go for it! I mean, if Sinatra can pull a "something in the way she moves... JACK! ... attracts me like no other lover", then "and now the days are short... YEAH! ... I'm in the autumn of the year" should be fine.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:38 AM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man I wish they were in chronological order

I think they are, at least in the beginning. l don't hear any "real" Metallica after 0:12 or so when it kicks into the Black Album. I don't recognize much after that. My takeway is that the rate of "yeah" rises in direct proportion to the distance from Cliff.

Did I miss something later in the mix?
posted by snottydick at 8:35 AM on March 15, 2013


I sometimes run with a crowd that used to be really active in this twice-a-year trivia contest at Williams College, and one of the guys once came up with a fantastic round of questions - he made a compilation of clips from 32 Billy Joel songs, stringing together clips in which Billy Joel sings "whoa" or some variation thereof. (The contest archive has a list of other similar audio clip themes over the years.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:58 AM on March 15, 2013


Oh man this is great, I just sent it to my pal in the Army. When we worked together, we used to run through all the Hetfieldisms (the "yeah-YEAAAAGH"s, the "Whoa-WHOAAAGH"s etc). It fucking KILLED us on that one episode of South Park when the kids were holding a music related protest (because Cartman started a successful Christian Rock band), and various rock stars showed up, among them Lars and James, the latter of which states simply "Wee wanna help out with your proteeeeehhst mmYeah."
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 12:30 PM on March 15, 2013


Man I wish they were in chronological order.

There is absolutely no reason why a person couldn't make each "Yeah" a quicktime snippet, log 'em in a database by year, intensity, length, etc., and then have a simple app that generates a chain of snippets based on the entered criteria.

there is also absolutely no reason why anyone should do this
posted by davejay at 12:56 PM on March 15, 2013


Maybe someone could make a compilation of Randy Savage saying "Ooh yeahhh!" in his promos. Maybe even a video version.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 3:04 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


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