Wake up to young Metallica: "Seek and Destroy" Metallica (1983)

@JohnRoberts (60101)
Los Angeles, California
September 4, 2017 8:45am CST
“Seek and Destroy” is an all-time Metallica fan favorite and one of the band’s signature songs. They play it at virtually every concert usually as the closer. Way back in 1981, guitarist James Hetfield answered an ad by drummer Lars Ulrich and the mighty Metallica was born. Written by Hetfield and Ulrich, “Seek and Destroy” was on the debut album “Kill ‘em All” launching Metallica to heavy metal god status. I was surfing You Tube looking at music clips. There are a number available of “Seek and Destroy” clips but this particular performance blew me away. We are used to larger than life Metallica thundering in huge arenas. The clip shows a young, raw and unpolished original Metallica in a club setting circa 1983. Look at Hetfield. He is an unrecognizable 20-year-old kid whose not so smooth. This “Seek and Destroy” is exciting and energized because it is from the beginning before the band performed it a million times.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
4 Sep
For those with short attention spans
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@FourWalls (14206)
• United States
4 Sep
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• Pakistan
4 Sep
My all time favorite is Enter Sandman. Do listen to it you will love it.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
4 Sep
@zainkhan121 I used to sing it a lot at karaoke
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@SonjaRae (4895)
• United States
4 Sep
John, I watched this and thought WOW, it's funny to me that I never got into Rock like this. My younger sisters listened to Twisted Sister, Kiss, Devo and probably this too. I just never found music that I couldn't sing, harmonize with or dance to appealing. Great nostalgia though, 1983 I was 21 years old!
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@JohnRoberts (60101)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Sep
So you weren't a headbanger?
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@SonjaRae (4895)
• United States
4 Sep
@JohnRoberts Nope. Never got into that! lol
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@JohnRoberts (60101)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Sep
@SonjaRae I guess you aren't as wild and crazy as your sister lol!
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@FourWalls (14206)
• United States
4 Sep
Just the title alone tells you that's no Lionel Richie song....
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• United States
4 Sep
Listening now John and waking up..hope you are doing okay with the fire there
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@JohnRoberts (60101)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Sep
The fire is essentially over. Nature lent a helping hand with some rain overnight and that dampened the flames.
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• United States
4 Sep
@JohnRoberts Oh good John..but I know you can still smell it for sure..glad you are fine.
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@EddieHands (37823)
• United States
29 Sep
i really like Metalica !!!
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@JohnRoberts (60101)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Sep
Metallica rocks the house down.
@RasmaSandra (18421)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Sep
Not a big fan but I do enjoy some of their music. Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
4 Sep
That must have been quite exciting to discover that video. They were like different people!
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• Richfield, Utah
4 Sep
Nice love this one.
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@ilocosboy (34405)
• Philippines
4 Sep
I'm fan of Metallica and i love to sing their song Nothing Else Matter and The Unforgiven, but looks like I missed Seek And Destroy.
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@snowy22315 (49059)
• United States
4 Sep
Thanks for sharing!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Sep
That was awesome!