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SONG: “The Prince”
FIRST APPEARANCE: As the B-side to the One single, 1988; later appeared on Garage Inc.
WHY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN A-SIDE: Metallica has recorded dozens of cover songs, and while this Diamond Head homage wasn’t the group’s best remake moment, it did serve as a British-rock primer for several impressionable younguns (some of whom had no doubt never ever heard of the band until they picked up this cassingle).
Metallica – The Prince [MP3, link expired]