Big 4 show in a cinema? I dunno…


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We’re not anywhere cool enough (or in the right time zone) to get it live, but in a couple of weeks a local cinema is playing a recording of thrash metal’s “big 4” – Anthrax, Megadeth,Slayer and Metallica – playing together for the first time.

Given that I can’t be at any of the actual shows, I can’t decide whether it would be unbelievably cool or unbelievably lame to be at the cinema to see the recording.

First I asked Charp. His guess was leaning towards ‘really lame’ but he said he might be interested in going anyway.

Dave also thought ‘really lame’ was the probable outcome. He also suggested that three and three quarter hours sitting in an uncomfortable cinema watching an event that should by rights be watched on your feet would be a fairly unpleasant experience, especially when it will probably be released on DVD before too long. And sure enough a DVD release has already been announced

Reading an account of the event on MadMan’s Metal Harmony has me still kind of undecided.

But at the end of the day, I think it’s an event that almost definitely needs the accompaniment of beer, and as that’s not an option at an Australian cinema, I guess I’ll wait for the Blu-Ray.

In the meantime here’s the whole goddamn lot of them doing Diamond Head’s Am I Evil (after a big ole hugfest, that is):


Say what you will about the whole thing, that’s pretty cool.

~ by goat_admin on June 26, 2010.

2 Responses to “Big 4 show in a cinema? I dunno…”

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  2. […] Because we all know it’s when the zombie apocalypse comes, not if, right? I also posted some thoughts about the “Big Four” and whether a cinema experience would be worth having. We didn’t go, in the end, and don’t have the Blu-Ray yet although it IS on my “to get” […]

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