DragonmasterAndy wrote:If you look back through history, they've indirectly stated Dave was the reason they became what they were. Dave Mustaine pretty much invented thrash metal, along with Gary Holt and Bobby Gustafson from Overkill. Those three were mainly responsible for it coming together the way it did. I'm simply stating a fact about Metallica. Kill 'Em All was a landmark release and Dave wrote a lot more of it than they claim he did. The best songs had his name written all over them. I hate Metallica now. I like two of their albums: Ride the Lightning and ...And Justice For All. Too bad Lars Ulrich can't drum to save his life!
Point taken on what you've had to say. I did not mean to say that your degree doesn't "mean" anything entirely. I was just saying that it doesn't make your opinion more valid than mine. Hell, I plan to obtain a degree in music myself. Anyway, there is no bad blood. I was not mad in the first place. Happy posting.
I know Dave wrote a lot of their earlier stuff, but I didn't know that they ever indirectly stated that he was the reason for their success. It's interesting to me that they would have the kind of falling out they had and still give him credit for anything. <shrugs> I always thought that whole story about "The Mechanix" and "The Four Horseman" was interesting though. I actually liked the sound of The Four Horseman quite a bit better than The Mechanix. As far as Lars is concerned, I'll admit he's not exactly a world class drummer, but he does enough to get by. I'm a sax player, so I'm a lot more or a "melodic" oriented musician. I tend to be not as anal about rythmic stuff as I am about melodic stuff. However, I do wish they'd ditch their loudmouth fearless leader and replace him with a more tallented drummer. Kirk and James are the people that make the band worth listening to for me.
As far as you getting a music degree is concerned, I hope you really follow through with that. For me, it was an experience that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. Lots of luck to you man.