Today’s the day. I’ve never been put under in my life, so mark this date on your calendar, readers! If all goes well, I’ll update you on how it went! In the meantime we’re on the third and most important song for Teeth Week. It had to be “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” by Metallica today. No other song would do it.
Today’s song was suggested by good friend Married And Heels. Go ahead and check out her Instagram and give her a follow if you enjoy the coolest of high heeled shoes (and who doesn’t?). Thanks for today’s song!
This track is an instrumental composed and performed by the late Cliff Burton for Metallica’s debut LP Kill ‘Em All. Surely it has to be one of the most famous bass instrumentals in the history of rock. The fuzzy bass sound is absolutely perfect, as Cliff plays a rhythm melody with tasty bass licks. His technique is insane, with fingers flying and tapping over the fretboard. Lars Ulrich and the rest of Metallica don’t even come in until the halfway point, leaving Cliff to lay down the most awesome of bass songs.
Check out the 1983 studio original, and a live version recorded in Chicago the same year. If I could play bass a fraction as well as Cliff Burton, I’d be happy!
Bring on the anesthesia — here I go. Wish me luck!