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Listen to Metallica’s First Show with Cliff Burton

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Here’s an unmissable piece of metal history for ya: an audio recording of Metallica’s first-ever performance with legendary bassist Cliff Burton, which took place at San Francisco’s The Stone on March 5, 1983 (which, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, was before the group swapped Dave Mustaine for then-Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett). It’s safe to say the band knew they’d found a special talent in their new member, ’cause they were already devoting set time to the bass-only “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth.”

The setlist for the show was as follows (via Metal Injection):

  1. “The Mechanix”
  2. “Phantom Lord”
  3. “Jump in the Fire”
  4. “Motorbreath”
  5. “No Remorse”
  6. “Seek & Destroy”
  7. “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth”
  8. “Whiplash”
  9. “Am I Evil?”
  10. “The Prince”
  11. “Blitzkrieg”
  12. “Metal Militia”

The audio is below. Enjoy:

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