Free Speech For The dumb (Morris/Wainwright/Molaney/Roberts)
The cover of:
The song "Free Speech For The Dumb" was originally released by Discharge in 1982 on
their album "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing".
The subject matter:
Although its lyrics consist just of an one-liner it could be interpretated in two ways.
Either it can be taken word-to-word or as a oxymoron because sometimes a mute person is
called dumb so the line "Free speech for the dumb" could be used as "Free speech for the
What Metallica says about it:
James: "I think we've slowed it down a little bit and tuned it
down to get more 'chug' out of the riff. I like to think
that they were the first crossover band, even before
us, as in combining aggression and good riffs."