Getting into a band like Metallica which already has a large catalog is a daunting task. Where do you start? Where’s your entry point? Bassist Robert Trujillo has an answer, and it’s a surprising one.
As part of Revolver’s “Point of Entry” series, Trujillo named “Disposable Heroes” from 1986’s Master of Puppets as the song he would suggest to those that want to get into Metallica.
Trujillo said the track has “the perfect balance of what I call ‘power groove’.” He added, “I liked that song before I even joined the band…’Disposable Heroes’ has that groove that leans more in that sort of headbanging kind of funky zone…And then at the same time it shifts gears, and you get the speed in there. It’s very well-crafted and has a little bit of everything, well, not even a little bit, it’s got a lot of everything.”
He concluded, “It’s always one of my go-to classic Metallica songs. Now, I know some people call it a deep cut … but ‘Disposable Heroes’ would be my go-for-broke Metallica classic song right there, ’cause it has everything.”
Speaking of having a little bit of everything, that’s what Metallica offered in their headlining setlist over the weekend at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. The band performed eight songs, including “Nothing Else Matters” with country singer Mickey Guyton, who was also on the festival’s bill. The rest of the setlist included “Creeping Death,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Enter Sandman,” “Sad But True,” “The Unforgiven,” “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Master of Puppets.”
Photos from the Global Citizen Festival are below.