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Metallica - Live in Berkeley, CA, USA, 1985

 Venue: Ruthie's Inn: Berkeley, CA, USA
 Date: August 24, 1985
 Time: 43:20/46:49
 Size: 2 CDs

 Sound: AUD, B/B+
 Notes: Lineage: cassette master > 1st gen cassette > DAT(1) > CDR(1) > .flac > CD
transfer: Tascam DA20mkII > Sony CDRW33 > EAC > Sounforge > CD Wave > .flac
This was a secret benefit gig, the band was billed as "The Four Horsemen". And they were drunk! :) This was the first time the band ever played this historic venue. 'We have finally made it to Ruthies' - Jaymz. This source surfaced only in Jan. 2007 and there was no equilizing done to it, so i guess there's a room for improvement but in general it does sound like a very good 20+ y.o. recording! One of the rare occasions the band covered "The Money Will Roll Right In" by a punk band named "Fang". The band planned to record this song (along with 'The Prince') for b-sides to whatever singles came off the 'Puppets' album. The tracks never got past the basic James/Lars scratch tracks, which is a bummer. 'Hey we are Bon Jovi! Hope we are not that heavy for you!' Really cool and funny early metallica show! Recommended!

 Disc 1: 1. Creeping Death
2. Ride the Lightning
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
4. No Remorse
5. The Money Will Roll Right In (w/ A. Andesen)
6. London Dungeon (w/ Skitchy)
7. Blitzkrieg
 Disc 2: 1. Whiplash
2. Am I Evil?
3. Motorbreath
4. Phantom Lord
5. Seek and Destroy
6. Fight Fire With Fire
7. post-show babble with Kirk, Verninhell, Ron, Andy, & a cast of idiots