Of course Eddie’s upside down song was perfect in Stranger Things S4

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Weird stuff season 4 part 2.

What song does Eddie play in The Upside Down? Weird stuff season 4 part 2 finale? Weird stuff At the end of Season 4, Part 2, Hawkins’ Hellfire Club heads into the Upside Down to face Vecna, with Joseph Quinn’s D&D dungeon master playing a key role in Nancy’s four-stage plan to defeat him. And in probably the coolest ever Weird stuff At the moment Eddie Munson is playing guitar in Hawkin’s infernal alternate universe, as he faces a horde of infernal bats while his life is in grave danger. Which song Eddie plays in Upside Down is far from a coincidence, and his choice fits perfectly with both his character and the season’s story.

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Weird stuff season 4 part 1 had already given fans an incredible musical moment, with the use of Kate Bush’s “Running Up The Hill” as the soundtrack to Max’s escape from Vecna. The 1986 classic went on to dominate the charts, earning Bush piles of royalties and introducing an entire generation to the singer’s ethereal genius. It’s likely Eddie Munson’s guitar solo in Upside Down will do the same for the iconic rock band he chooses to channel. They couldn’t be anything but Kate Bush.

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What Song Eddie Plays Upside Down in Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2

When he records his guitar on top of the Upside Down version of his trailer, Eddie plays Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”the 1986 thrash metal classic. He plays an instrumental version of the much-loved Metallica song, which is a staple of LA heavy metal bands’ live sets even today.


Why Eddie’s Upside Down Number Is So Perfect For Stranger Things S4


Joe Quinn as Eddie Munson in Stranger Things Season 4

Looking at rock songs released in 1986, there were other options Eddie could have chosen, such as Van Halen’s “Dreams” given the way Vecna ​​kills his victims, or Europe’s thumping “The Final Countdown” for the sake of fame and emotion. But Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” is the perfect pick for Eddie’s Upside Down guitar solo for a number of reasons. First, it fits Eddie’s aesthetic – he’s clearly an early thrash metal fan – but the song is also about control and the idea of ​​losing yourself to drugs. The dark vibe of James Hetfield’s lyrics is the perfect match with Eddie playing defiantly to distract the bats.


While the drug motif of ‘Master of Puppets’ also fits well with Eddie’s story in Weird stuff season 4, the meaning is much deeper than that. As lyricist James Hetfield explained in an interview with Thrasher magazine: “Master of Puppets is pretty much about drugs. How things are turned around, instead of you controlling what you take and do, are drugs that control you. Like, I went to a party here in San Francisco, there were all these freaks shooting and geezin’ and this other girl was really sick.It’s also a very personal song for Hetfield, who in retrospect realized it had to do with his own struggles with alcoholism. The idea of ​​losing control fits well with Vecna, and Eddie and Eddie and the gang’s attempt to control the regaining control in the Upside Down makes the anthemic choice even more perfect.


In front of Weird stuffThe titular “Master of Puppets” cast of heroes can be read as Vecna, the dark force who literally sucks life from his Hawkins’ victims and instills fear at his name. And there’s a tragic element behind Eddie’s choice of Upside Down song, which is Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” – ultimately the song is about losing, it’s not a triumphant call, but a sad confession of defeat. Just as Eddie is eventually killed and Vecna’s defeat is short-lived, Metallica’s drug specter is victorious in James Hetfield’s lyrics.

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What are the lyrics to Eddie’s Upside Down Song, Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”?


Many of the lyrics James Hetfield wrote for “Masters of Puppets” are particularly suitable for Weird stuff the season 4 part 2 finale, as far as it could have been written for Vecna ​​and the finale. The image of “veins that pump with fear“, a force “feed on the destruction of your death“and especially the lines”Twisting your mind and crushing your dreams, Blinded by me, you can’t see anythingcorresponds almost directly to how Vecna ​​kills his victims. It’s a perfect choice:

End of passion play, crumbling I am your source of self-destruction Veins that pump with fear Sucking darkest clear Nourishing with the construction of your death

Taste me and you’ll see More is all you need Committed to How I kill you

Come crawl fasterObey your masterYour life burns fasterObey your masterMaster

Master of dolls I’m pulling your strings Twisting your mind and crushing your dreams Blinded by me, you can’t see anything Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream Master Master Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream Master Master

Crafting as you are, never betray you Life of death becomes clearer Pain monopoly, ritual misery Chop your breakfast on a mirror

Taste me and you’ll see More is all you need Committed to How I kill you

Come crawl fasterObey your masterYour life burns fasterObey your masterMaster

Master of dolls I’m pulling your strings Twisting your mind and crushing your dreams Blinded by me, you can’t see anything Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you screaming Master Master Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you screaming Master Master

Master, master Where are the dreams I’m looking for? Master, master You only promised liesLaughter, laughterAll I hear and see is laughterLaughter, laughterLaughter at my cryFix me

Hell is worth all thatNatural habitatJust a rhyme for no reasonEver mazeDrift on numbered daysNow your life is out of season

I’ll occupy I’ll help you die I’ll run through you Now I rule you too

Come crawl faster Obey your MasterYour life burns fasterObey your MasterMaster

Master of Puppets I’m pulling your strings Twisting your mind and crushing your dreams Blinded by me, you can’t see anything Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you screaming Master Master Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you screaming Master Master

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