ride the lightning


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v. i.1.to be executed by electrocution in the electric chair.
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JD: Metallica's Ride the Lightning, from Virgin Megastore.
The band - Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammet and original bassist Cliff Burton - had ambitions beyond following previous album Ride The Lightning with more of the same.
I did buy--it's not very new--the Metallica reissue vinyl box set they put out for Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning.
The 33-1 winner came from a well-held tenth turning for home to thwart a gamble on 11-8 favourite Ride The Lightning.
Ennio Morricone's atmospheric 'The Ecstasy of Gold' had the crowd on tenterhooks as the lights went down, before James Hetfield and Co launched into long-time favourites 'Creeping Death' and 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' from the 1984 album Ride The Lightning.