Library of Congress

I’m looking at the Time Magazine website today and I see an article about the Library of Congress and additions to the National Recordings Registry. Honestly, didn’t know there was such a thing, but as I read the article it made sense. The “non-musical” recordings added to the registry include:

  • George Marshall’s“Marshall Plan” speech from 1947
  • fourth quarter radio coverage of the 1962 basketball game between the Philadelphia Warriors and New York Knicks in which Wilt Chamberlain set the record for the most points scored in a single game (100)
photo of Quentin Tarantino on Metallica

Quentin Tarantino on Metallica

Then I started reading about the music selections that were included:

  • John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • Billy Joel – Piano Man
  • Metallica – Master or Puppets
  • The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

Yes, you read that correctly… Metallica. Master of Puppets.

Read the Library of Congress article here (courtesy of Time Magazine)

photo of Metallica Promo Photo for the release of Master or Puppets

Metallica Promo Photo for the release of Master or Puppets

Master of Puppets Getting Lots of Love

A couple of weeks back I noticed that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame was giving Master some love. The article was titled 30 Years Later: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” Still Badass“. You just have to love that. Great story on the making and release of Master as well.

A great quote too:

“Master of Puppets not only pushed the limits of the metal genre in terms of sheer musicianship and creative force, but also redefined the paths to success and critical acclaim”

Do yourself a favor and give it a read. Rock on Metalheads!