Sunday, October 17, 2010

9 - "Ronnie," Metallica



"Ronnie" by Metallica is a ballad, in the original sense of the word. It's a story told through song. It's a story about a guy named Ronnie. Everybody thinks he's weird. And, it turns out Ronnie goes crazy and kills everybody. Fun song.

Musically, "Ronnie" has a bit of a country-ish twang to it. I think it works for this song. Metallica has proven themselves to be good at stripping their sound down and focusing on good lyrics. That's the case here, as the words really drive the song as opposed to the instruments.

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