Our Metallica Monday commentary series continues with one of the earliest live documents in the bands history, the famous Metro gig on the Kill Em All For One tour with Raven in the fall of 1983. We've got bullet belts and bullet wrist cuffs, fingerless leather gloves, a small club full of sweaty metalheads, and Cliff Burton wearing all denim and showing us all how to headband in halftime. Hetfield learning how to be a frontman, Lars buried behind a mountain of drums, the slowest version of Seek and Destroy ever and Kirk sheepishly handing his guitar to an angry metal militia all too happy to rip it to pieces. Basically, this show is fucking awesome and a wonderful document of a young, hungry band slumming their way through the clubs of America introducing an unsuspecting world to the greatest metal band of all time. You also get to hear last week's Quarantine Covers tribute to the late, great Tom Petty. Enjoy!
Special thanks to listener Michael Grosvenor for providing the show audio. Check out his wonderful Billy Joel podcast here:
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