First Show Played 39 Years Ago Today

February 17, 1984 – On this day, 39 years ago, we played our first show at Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley, California.

Dave Mustaine – Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Kerry King – Second Guitarist
David Ellefson – Bass & Backup Vocals
Lee Rausch – Drums

Hook in Mouth [instrumental]
Burnt Offerings [Set the World Afire]
Chosen Ones
Skull Beneath the Skin
Looking Down the Cross
Last Rites/Loved to Deth
Next Victim [My Last Words]
Quicksand [Into the Lungs of Hell]
Bad Omen
Devils Island
[guitar solo incl. Jump in the Fire jam]
[bass solo]

(Soundcheck Photos: Brian Lew)