Jump In The Fire
I discuss the first time I heard Metallica in some detail in The Story of Rock and Roll. The fact of the matter is that Metallica was exactly what I needed to find in the early to mid 80’s when Bon Jovi were riding high with Slippery When Wet and the biggest smash of the year was Europe’s The Final Countdown. In the mid 80’s everybody was a metal head for a brief period and to those of us who grew up on this shit it was a bit annoying. It really needed a shake-up and no-one shook it up better than Metallica, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer.