METALLICA – First Live Soundboard Recording!


TMD shares the earliest known soundboard recording by the mighty METALLICA from the Old Waldorf in San Francisco, California on October 18th, 1982. The track is “Hit The Lights” (the group’s first ever original tune) and the lineup is Mustaine, Ulrich, Hetfield and McGovney. As the story goes, this was a show the band played for Brian Slagel’s Metal Blade Records to help promote a local compilation album entitled “Metal Massacre I”. This is one of the oldest METALLICA recordings in existence… and by far the most amusing. Hetfield sounds like he’s still going through puberty with his voice cracking (at points almost too painful to hear) all throughout the historic performance.

Listen to the ancient live soundboard recording HERE!

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