Happy Cliff Burton day

Retro edition of Kerrang! magazine from 1988

Today would have been the 59th birthday of legendary Metallica bass player, Clifford Lee Burton.

Cliff tragically lost his life on 27 September 1986, aged only 24 years, in a bus crash in Sweden while Metallica were promoting their Master of Puppets album. I once had a poor quality bootleg recording of his final concert at the Solnahallen Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on 26 September 1986.

I’ll be spending the day listening to the first three Metallica albums, Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, and Master of Puppets as well as various early live recordings.

Happy Cliff Burton Day!

How to complete a music room

Steve Lawson poster

Of course, no respectable music room would be complete without a Steve Lawson Bass: The Final Frontier poster.

Or a wall of classic 80s and 90s REAL METAL on cassette.

Today’s random blast from the past from Gareth’s Amazing Wall of Metal™ is Crowforce’s self-titled album from 1992. Who could forget such metal/crossover classics as “White King”, “Judas Kiss” and “Eaten By Dogs”?

No one? I’ll just enjoy it on my own then.