Not enough bass on …And Justice for All? How about all the bass?!? Youtuber Mgrocki posted a very unique cover of the Metallica classic, where he recreated everything (except, I'm assuming drums?) on bass.
In an interview with Metallica fan magazine So What!, James Hetfield says that new bassist Newsted probably did approach he and Ulrich about the lack of bass at some point. Hetfield adds that it wasn't a shot at Newsted either, but the result of the band being genuinely burnt out.
"He probably did. I don't know what my answer was then, but it was kinda done. I mean, I will say, it was not all about, 'Fuck him. Let's turn him down.' That's for sure. We wanted the best-sounding record we could make. That was our goal. We were burnt. We were frigging fried. Going back and forth [between touring and mixing the album]. Playing a gig. No earplugs, no nothing. You go back into the studio, your hearing is shot. If your ears can't hear any high end anymore, you're gonna turn it up. So we're turning the high end up more and more and more and all of a sudden, low end's gone. So I know that played a bigger part than any hazing or any ill feelings towards Jason, for sure. We were fried. We were burnt."
Previously, drummer Lars Ulrich defended the bass-lessness of …And Justice For All.
[via Ultimate Guitar]