On August 21, 1987, Elektra Records released The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited By Metallica. The EP consisted entirely of covers of heavy metal and punk songs from the late 1970's through the early 1980's, and was recorded over a six day period in Los Angeles.
Scheduled to play the '87 Monsters of Rock festival in England, the band's label in the UK, Vertigo Records, suggested that Metallica release an EP for the festival. This is the first recording to feature Jason Newsted on bass since the death of Cliff Burton. In many ways, it was this recording that put away any concern fans and critics had about the band's ability to recover from the loss of Burton.
This was always meant to be a limited release EP. They purposely titled it to make sure that fans would not be over charged for the album since it was not a full length product. In fact, the original cassette release included a sticker which read "If they try to charge more, STEAL IT!"
Garage Days Re-Revisited includes covers of classics from Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and the Misfits.
Even with its limited run, it still charted at #28 on the Billboard 200. The new re-issue just debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200, and the album has been certified Platinum.
B.T.R.C. has picked the $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited as May's Rock Record of the Month. Out of print since 1989, the version we will be shipping to our subscribers is the Ltd. Ed. Remastered 180G Red-Orange Colored Vinyl.
B.T.R.C. - David W. Williams
Join B.T.R.C. by May 25th and choose ROCK to receive $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited in your first Subscription Box! Members choose the style / genre ROCK!
2. The Small Hours
3. The Wait
4. Crash Course in Brain Surgery
5. Last Caress/Green Hell