Voltage Factory Playlist 09 June 16

When Metallica dropped Load in 1996, it sent shock-waves through the music industry on every level imaginable. First was the music which had completely dispensed with the thrash of old, replaced with more standard rock fare with a bluesy tint. Then there was the band’s newly revealed image where they were outfitted in silk shirts, suits or white A-shirts with suspenders. The most glaring though was the haircuts – Metallica were newly shorn, all four members,  and it was all anyone could talk about that entire summer. On the week of Load’s 20th anniversary, it was interesting to look back at what remains their most polarizing release to date.

A double dose of Motörhead was tapped into, and rifling around in the #VoltVault, I pulled out the AC/DC track “Cold Hearted Man” which was originally a part of the 1978 classic album Powerage, then lost to the sands of time when it was shuffled out of the tracklisting for three decades. It ended up reappearing on the band’s rarities collection, Backtracks, which came out in 2009.

Here are some highlights from this week:

Classic Album Spotlight: Metallica – Load (20th anniversary)
Volt Vault: AC/DC – “Cold Hearted Man”
Killer Cover: Ministry – “Under My Thumb” (The Rolling Stones)
Double-shot: Motörhead

As always, after a new show runs, I’ll be posting the playlist here before the rebroadcast. There is an opportunity to hear it again as the Voltage Factory repeats the following Monday at 10:00pm EST on VanyaRadio. The full playlist is after the jump.

Metallica-Elektra
A new look Metallica was introduced leading up to the 1996 release of Load.

09 JUNE 16 Full Playlist

Hour One:
Incubus – “Megalomanic”
Killer at Large – “Break You”
White Zombie – “Thunderkiss ’65”
Mötley Crüe – “Knock ‘Em Dead Kid”
The Kills – “Heart of a Dog”
The Joy Formidable – “Whirring”
Manic Street Preachers- “Yes”
Kasabian – “Where Did All the Love Go?”
AC/DC – “Cold Hearted Man”
Camarosmith- “It’s Alright”
Local H – “Creature Comforted”
The Subways – “With You”
Metallica – “Ain’t My Bitch”
Alice in Chains – “Again”

Hour Two:
Social Distortion – “Reach for the Sky”
The Whigs – “Right Hand on My Heart”
Metallica- “Cure”
The Soft Moon – “Black”
Muse – “Bliss”
The Smashing Pumpkins – “Rocket”
BXI – “We Are Witches”
Ministry – “Under My Thumb”
Faith No More – “Ashes to Ashes”
Metallica – “Wasting My Hate”
Motörhead- “Deaf Forever”
Motörhead- “Too Late Too Late”
Judas Priest – “Grinder”
Guns N’ Roses – “Nightrain”

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