Whiplash (Metallica song)
May 23, 2022
"Whiplash" (in Spanish: "Latigazo") is a song and single by the American thrash metal musical group Metallica, whose composition is credited to James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. It is the sixth song and first single from the album Kill 'Em All, which appeared in 1983. This song has been covered many times, most notably by Motörhead, whose version won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. . The lyrics of the song deal with the feeling while one is in a metal concert, which in English is called headbanging, moving one's head without stopping during concerts of this style. The English word "whiplash" in Spanish means "whiplash". In addition, almost at the end of the lyrics it says that "We will never quit because we are Metallica" (We will never quit 'cause we're Metallica), this being the only song by the band that says "Metallica". . Sometimes Hetfield changes the lyrics to that part by saying, "We never quit 'cause you're Metallica. According to Kirk Hammett, the song "Whiplash" was one of the favorite songs of renowned musician Kurt Cobain.