80s Metallica Money Tips Her Scales Again t-shirt Large
Chest 20 in.
Length 24.5 in.
Content: feels like a cotton blend
Tag Brand: unbranded
This '89 Metallica tee has been loved in hard over the years, rendering it perfectly worn-in, beautifully faded, and just the right amount of grunge. It immortalizes their greatest and most controversial album ever- ...And Justice for All. Features the iconic illustrations of Pushead aka Brian Schroeder with the lyrics "Money tips her scales again" from the album's namesake single.
Released in 1988, this fourth studio album was highly memorable for its hard-hitting sociopolitical lyrics, intense industrial sound, and virtually no bass. There was also controversy surrounding the tragic death of their bassist Cliff Burton and his replacement Jason Newsted. ...And Justice for All was written and released after Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton tragically passed away in a bus accident in 1986. Jason Newsted later entered the pictured, toured with the band, recorded an entire covers EP with them, and even received some time in the spotlight during concerts.
However, when it came his first full length album, Newsted's bass was nowhere to be heard. Many speculated it was just pure coincidence and a true lack of coordination between the newbie and his veteran band mates. On the other hand, various producers, engineers, and others who were actually in the studio have insinuated a much uglier truth- that the band aka Ulrich and Hetfield simply didn't want Newsted's bass in there. Some believe it was a their way of grieving the loss of Cliff Burton, others say it was just the boys going on a power trip. Some says it's a combo of all. Tragedy, controversy, and speculations aside ...And Justice for All remains a masterpiece worthy of immortal praise and remembrance.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. Distressed, lots of holes, see pics. This shirt is faded black. Double sided print.