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Garage Inc.
Compilation album by Metallica
Released November 24, 1998
Recorded New cover songs recorded & mixed from September–October 1998 at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California. Other songs recorded at various locations.
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal, speed metal
Length 136:09
Label Elektra (US/Canada)
Sony (Japan)
Vertigo (rest of the world)
Producer Bob Rock, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Mark Whitaker
Metallica chronology
ReLoad (1997) Garage Inc.
S&M (1999)

Garage Inc. is a cover album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released in 1998. Over 2.5 million copies have been sold in the US as certified by the RIAA. It includes recorded cover versions of songs, all of their b-side covers released up to that point, and the entire The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, which had gone out of print since its original release in 1987. The title is a combination of Garage Days Re-Revisited and their song Damage, Inc.



 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Q issue 253, August 2007 4/5 stars
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [2]
  • Penthouse (12/10/99, p.122) - 4 Stars (out of 5) -"Gloriously hard as the album is, you can't miss Metallica's good natured side coming through."
  • Entertainment Weekly (12/18/98, p.84) - "We'll have to wait until Metallica's next 'proper' album to find out if this trip to the garage recharges their batteries. Still, all things considered, Garage Inc. is an intermittently exhilarating joyride." - Rating: B-
  • CMJ (12/21/98, p.29) - "Those who still relate to the adolescent angst of the 'Metallicats' earliest days will find plenty to like on Garage Inc."

Track listing


Disc one

These tracks were recorded in September-October 1998 for the Garage Inc. album.

# Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "Free Speech for the Dumb"   Garry Maloney, Kevin "Cal" Morris, Tony "Bones" Roberts, Roy "Rainy" Wainwright Discharge (1982) 2:36
2. "It's Electric"   Sean Harris, Brian Tatler Diamond Head (1980) 3:34
3. "Sabbra Cadabra" (also covers part of the Black Sabbath song "A National Acrobat") Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward Black Sabbath (1973) 6:20
4. "Turn the Page"   Bob Seger Bob Seger (1973) 6:06
5. "Die, Die My Darling"   Glenn Danzig Misfits (1984) 2:29
6. "Loverman"   Nick Cave Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1994) 7:53
7. "Mercyful Fate" (a medley of the songs "Satan's Fall", "Curse of the Pharaohs", "A Corpse Without Soul", "Into the Coven", and "Evil") King Diamond, Hank Shermann Mercyful Fate (1982) 11:11
8. "Astronomy"   Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman Blue Öyster Cult (1974) 6:38
9. "Whiskey in the Jar"   Eric Bell, Brian Downey, Phil Lynott Thin Lizzy (1973) 5:05
10. "Tuesday's Gone" (recorded in 1997 as Metallica hosted a radio program out of San Jose, CA (KSJO)) Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973) 9:06
11. "The More I See" (contains a short segment of the Robin Trower song "Bridge of Sighs", from the album of the same name) Maloney, Morris, Purtill, Wainwright Discharge (1984) 4:49

Disc two

These tracks are a collection of B-sides from artists Metallica were inspired by throughout the early years of the band.

The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987)
# Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Helpless"   Harris, Tatler Diamond Head (1980) 6:38
2. "The Small Hours"   John Mortimer, John McCullim, Bryan Bartley, Ron Levine Holocaust (1983) 6:43
3. "The Wait"   Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin "Youth" Glover, Paul Ferguson Killing Joke (1980) 4:55
4. "Crash Course in Brain Surgery"   Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge, Ray Phillips Budgie (1971) 3:10
5. "Last Caress/Green Hell" (contains a mock parody of Iron Maiden's song "Run to the Hills" at the end. Iron Maiden responded to this on a B-side cover of the Montrose song entitled "Space Station No. 5") Glenn Danzig Misfits (1978/1983) 3:30
Garage Days Revisited (1984)
# Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
6. "Am I Evil?"   Harris, Tatler Diamond Head (1980) 7:50
7. "Blitzkrieg"   Ian Jones, Jim Sirotto, Brian Ross Blitzkrieg (1981) 3:37
B-Sides & One-Offs (1988–1991)
# Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
8. "Breadfan"   Bourge, Phillips, Shelley Budgie (1973) 5:41
9. "The Prince"   Harris, Tatler Diamond Head (1980) 4:26
10. "Stone Cold Crazy"   Mercury, May, Taylor, Deacon Queen (1974) 2:19
11. "So What"   Nick "Animal" Kulmer, Chris "Magoo" Exall, Clive "Winston" Blake Anti-Nowhere League (1981) 3:09
12. "Killing Time"   Vivian Campbell, Trevor Fleming, Raymond Haller, Davy Bates Sweet Savage (1981) 3:04
Motörheadache (1995)
# Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
13. "Overkill"   Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Phil Taylor Motörhead (1979) 4:05
14. "Damage Case"   Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor, Mick Farren Motörhead (1979) 3:40
15. "Stone Dead Forever"   Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor Motörhead (1979) 4:52
16. "Too Late Too Late"   Clarke, Kilmister, Taylor Motörhead (1979) 3:12


Guest artists on "Tuesday's Gone"


  • Bob Rock, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich – producers
  • Mike Clink, Brian Dobbs, Jeffrey Norman, Csaba Petocz, Randy Staub, Toby Wright – engineers
  • Leff Lefferts, Chris Manning, Kent Matcke – assistant engineers
  • Michael Fraser, Flemming Rasmussen, Randy Staub – mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • George Marino – remastering
  • Paul DeCarli, Mike Gillies – digital editing
  • Andie Airfix – design
  • Ross Halfin – cover design
  • Anton Corbijn, Ross Halfin, Mark Leialoha – photography
  • David Fricke – liner notes



Year Chart Position
1998 The Billboard 200 2
1998 Top Canadian Albums 3
2009 Mexico Album Chart 97


Year Single Chart Position
1998 "Turn the Page" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1999 "Die, Die My Darling" Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
1999 "Turn the Page" Modern Rock Tracks 39
1999 "Whiskey in the Jar" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4


Country Certification
United States 5x Platinum[3]


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1999 "Whiskey in the Jar" Best Hard Rock Performance


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