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PostSubject: Gone But Not Forgotten CLIFF BURTON R.I.P.   Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:52 pm

Cliff Burton was a bassist in metallica very talented musician, he died in a tragic bus accident while touring for their 3rd Album "Master of Puppets", to appreciate his genuis listen to "The Call Of The Ktulu" & "(Anethesia) - Pulling Teeth"...When he died Dave Mustaine (Megadeth frontman/Metallica Ex-Guitarist) wrote a masterpiece "In My Darkest Hour" in his memory

Cliff was born on February 10, 1962 at the Eden Hospital in San Francisco, CA at 9:38 pm. His parents were two San Francisco hippies, Jan and Ray Burton. It was from them that Cliff got his image, his hippie ideas, but most of all, his attitude. Cliff was the best heavy metal bassist then and now. By combining the styles of blues, jazz, and classical, he single-handedly transformed a then noisy, not-very-good Metallica into a very listenable group of musicians that they be came in the ensuing years.

From an early age, it was evident that Cliff had a love of music. At the young age of six, he began playing the piano, his first instrument. Although he played in a band commonly termed "thrash metal," his love always rested in the finer genres of music. He was educated in music theory, after taking college courses on the subject. He loved classical, blues, jazz and country, not the typical likes of the thrash player, but definitely those of a good musician.

Cliff picked up the bass in his teenage years, taking bass lessons from September 1978 to January 1980. Before he was in Metallica, he was in several other bands. Supposedly, everyone in the area wanted Cliff in their band.

Enter a bunch of kids doing really fast metal. This is late 1982. Said band are growing frustrated with their bassist, who lacks creativity and skill. This band is looking for a bassist with more creativity and who will contribute to the band more. They see Cliff, playing at the Whiskey, flailing away at his bass. So the love affair begins. Metallica knew they must have Cliff in their band. Cliff wouldn't go easily. After a few jams, Metallica finally agreed to leave their native L.A., to get Cliff. Not that leaving meant much to them, anyway. Metallica had never cared much for L.A. and the fans for the glam/poser scene had never cared much for their ripped jeans and fast music. The fans thought Metallica was a punk band because of their fast playing and their look.

Cliff played his first show with Metallica, in San Francisco, on March 3, 1983. Little did anyone know that this band, with its wild bassist, Cliff Burton, would go on to produce three of the most influential albums in heavy metal history. His second gig with Metallica was on March 19, 1983. Most of you have probably seen his solo from this show on the video "Cliff 'em All." Dave Mustaine dubbed him the "major rajor and the four string mother f*****". Well put, as only Dave could put it.

After gigging around the bay area with their wondrous new bassist they went to New York to record their legendary debut, "Kill 'em All", with Megaforce Records.

The "Kill 'em All for One" tour brought them home, Metallica now begins to prepare to record their next album. In the process, they sign with Electra records. Many said they had sold out when they heard a ballad on the album. These are Cliff's thoughts on this > situation: "We do what we wanna do--if they consider that selling > out...whatever."

Metallica's natural progression continued when Ozzy Ozbourne invited them to open for him on his "Ultimate Sin" tour. This would prove to be Metallica's real break to a wider range of audiences.

Sadly, Metallica and Cliff were not to be. After touring with Ozzy, the band went on a tour of Europe, playing various dates. Their last show with Cliff was on September 26, 1986, in Stockholm, Sweden. Metallica always liked Stockholm, they seemed to get a good response from the fans.

Later on that night, the band was in their bus, headed toward Copenhagen, Denmark, for a gig the next night. At about 3AM Stockholm time September 27, or 9PM Eastern Time US September 26, the bus began to slide on icy roads in the mountains between Stockholm and > Copenhagen. It was a long slide, about 20 or 30 seconds. In the process, Cliff was thrown out of the bus. Then it fell landed on its side, crushing him.

Mohamed El-Banhawy

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PostSubject: Re: Gone But Not Forgotten CLIFF BURTON R.I.P.   Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:56 pm


This Is The Best Topic On This Zone. Although I Hate Metallica But Cliff Was Someone To Brag About. Cliff Was One Of The Best Bassist In History Like In The Call Of Kthulu Man He's GREAT.


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PostSubject: Reply   Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:08 pm

Ppl i'd give Cliff 10/10 as the best bassist ever, he rocked metallica and the whole world!!, RIP Burton

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