The Shortest Straw (6:34)

Cover of ...and Justice for All

From ...and Justice for All and 29 other releases

The Shortest Straw is the fifth track off Metallica’s 1988 album …And Justice For All.

The song deals with the blacklisting as a whole.

The blacklisting took place in the 1950’s where everyone whose view was a little out of the ordinary was immediately labeled for being a threat to the society - a communist. In Hollywood were a lot of people whose views didn’t fit in with the mainstream, so they all were shoved out of the entertainment industry just because of their convictions.

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