Whiplash - Live at The Metro, 1983

Acting like a maniac - WHIPLASH

Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension, although the exact injury mechanisms remain unknown. The term "whiplash" is a colloquialism. "Cervical acceleration–deceleration" (CAD) describes the mechanism of the injury, while the term "whiplash associated disorders" (WAD) describes the injury sequelae and symptoms.

A tribute to Metallica's headbanging fans, this song captures the feeling of thrashing to the music in concert. Whiplash is a pretty serious medical condition, and enough headbanging can bring it on, causing injuries similar to those sustained in a car accident.

Whiplash Megaforce Records ‎– MRS-04 1985

The song was covered by Motorhead for the Metallic Attack: The Ultimate Tribute album. The British rockers won the 2005 Best Metal Performance Grammy for their version.