Singled Out: Steve'N'Seagulls' Seek + Destroy (Metallica)
Before recording our first studio album Farm Machine we spent lot of time together planning the tracklist. We already had many heavy rock classics that would surely work on the album. Still we felt something was missing. We had an insuperable need of disarming some ultimate severe piece of heavy metal. After hours of headbanging and drivin' tracktor the outcome was Seek & Destroy by Metallica.
This classic would give the speed needed for the album. Those killer riffs would be tamed by mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and so forth. Double bass played with a bow and a drum set with maraca would surely make the music 'ride' to its conclusion.
There was only one issue. We didn't have time for the most important job - practicing. We were superimposed by gigs, home duties and recording sessions. So we managed to sit down and rearrange the song only a day before recording Seek & Destroy.
Since we recorded all the instruments (not vocals) at the same time, there was no room for mistakes or such. Eventually the song was tamed. We're not sure if it's good or bad but you can hear kind of a savage grasp in the track - like wild boars hunted.