This was one of the first songs Metallica put together for their St. Anger album. James Hetfield wrote the lyrics and described them to producer Bob Rock as being like Frankenstein, or "Some kind of monster," which gave them the title.
The phrase "Some kind of monster" resonated with the band. They had been through a great deal of turmoil, which was on full display in the documentary filmed while they were making St. Anger, which was fittingly titled Some Kind Of Monster.
The version released as a single was shortened from the album version.
In the TV show Supernatural, there is an episode where the character Dean hums this to calm himself down on a plane.
Suggestion credit: Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for all above
Zero from Nowhere, NjThe only Metallica song where James uses a 7 string guitar.
Ian from Leeds, United KingdomAnyone who complains about St. Anger needs to go and watch 'Some Kind of Monster' when you see the kind of stress that they were going through at the time you'll appreciate St. Anger for what it was, a way of Metallica venting their frustration of the pressures they were under.
Matt from Houston, TxI saw the some kind of monster movie and it's kind of ironic that everone hated st. anger but didn't know the turmoil metallica was going through. I did miss the guitar solos though
Nady from Adelaide, AustraliaI watched the documentary on the making of St Anger called Some Kind Of Monster. Im loving this song
Nick from Cairns, AustraliaWho says Metallica sux with their cd st. anger? If you ask me, making a decent amount of songs without the use of much solos is a challenge metallica can complete pretty easily. My favourite off st. anger. I love the distorted riff that hits you right where there's silence after the clean intro.
Theartofbalance from Mary Esther, FlWhat was the point of this album, go out a legend? They would have been if this was never made.
Brandon from Ocean, Nji heard this song is about of rapist... i mean check out this line right here... 'This is the feel that's not so safe' and the boots and everything if you listen closely its more about a rapist than anything
Jt from Tullahoma, TnBout time this gets up here. This was one of my favorites off of St Anger