Last Caress/Green Hell

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"Last Caress/Green Hell"
Single by Metallica
from the album Garage Inc.
A-side Helpless/The Small Hours
B-side The Wait/Crash Course in Brain Surgery
Released October 1987
Format EP
Recorded A & M and Conway Studios, LA July, 1987
Genre Thrash metal
Length 3:29
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Glenn Danzig
Producer(s) Metallica
Metallica singles chronology
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
(1986)
"Last Caress/Green Hell"
(1987)
"Eye of the Beholder"
(1988)

"Last Caress/Green Hell" is Metallica's 1987 cover version of the Misfits songs "Last Caress" and "Green Hell", released on Metallica's The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited E.P. and on the Garage Inc. album.

History[edit]

Near the end of the song, the intro for Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" can be heard, deliberately out of key. Though released in an EP format, the song continues to appear on Metallica set lists to this day.

Cliff Burton originally got Metallica into the Misfits. While driving, Burton would commandeer the tape player and play the Misfits non stop. Eventually, the rest of Metallica got into the band.[1]

Reception[edit]

As an EP, it reached number 28 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the U.S. and number 27 on the UK Albums Chart.

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