A Video Slideshow Featuring Audio Of Metallica Performing Their Very First Show With Cliff Burton Has Surfaced.
The bootleg audio was recorded at The Stone in San Francisco on March 5th, 1983, as bassist Cliff Burton played his first concert with Metallica.
Cliff was brought in after leaving the band Trauma to replace Metallica bassist Ron McGovney just three month prior to the show.
The show at The Stone was one of the few times Burton had played with Mustaine…
Dave would be booted from Metallica a month later.
Enter ex Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett!
A majority of the tracks from this bootleg recording went on to form most of the Metallica debut album Kill ‘Em All — released in July. ’83 — The LP also contained a few of their classic covers like ‘Blitzkrieg’ and ‘Am I Evil?’.
WATCH THE METALLICA SLIDESHOW HERE:
The standout moment of the entire show has to be Metallica’s first shot to show off their new bassist Cliff Burton’s amazing abilities as he performs — his not quite final version of the famous solo … “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”
“The studio is just a labor. Getting on stage is the reward” -- Cliff Burton