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Rare Live Cliff Burton Solo (1986)

The Metal Den has just posted a Youtube clip including audio of Cliff Burton’s bass solo from a Metallica concert at the Coliseum Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa on May 30, 1986.

The solo is part improv, with Burton adding the themes from the Kill ‘Em All track, “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth.” Hailed as one of the greatest bassists of all time, Burton died in a bus accident months after this recording was made.

The clip begins with some enthusiastic but colorful language from singer James Hetfield, so sensitive ears beware.