"Exclusive - Lars Talks About The Incredible 8 Album Contract With Elektra"
Thanks to my old friend K.J. Doughton for pulling this out of his archives. So, without further ado, I present this archival gem from a conversation that most likely happened in the Summer of 1984:
There are some interesting details about the band's signing with Elektra and Lars' thoughts on the state of the band at that moment.. but a couple of highlights for me are:
"Look for 20 or so dates with KISS..." (... it did not happen)
... and the 20-year old me NAILED IT:
"It'll be interesting to see what Metallica is up to five albums down the line. With 8 albums to work with some kind of musical change is inevitable."
"Five albums down the line" ended up being Reload...
Anyway, these 2 pages are a pretty interesting time capsule from a moment in Metallica history when Lars was still living in a rented house in El Cerrito with 3 roommates (one of whom was the legendary Clive The Dog). It would have been very hard to imagine him attending a non-Metal event such as New York Fashion Week 30 years ago.. but sometimes the Metal (and Fashion) Godz work in mysterious ways, man. Cue 'Escape' I guess...
"Break away from your common fashion.. See through your blurry sight.."