Cliff Burton is a legend. Just putting it out there. Sadly he didn't get to see what his band Metallica became. He died in a bus accident in 1986 while the band was touring in Sweden. It's a shame he died so young. Could you even imagine how far he could have taken the bass had he lived? He plays it like a lead guitar. Don't ever let anyone say the bass is basic. Clearly some talented people play the bass. Enjoy this vintage footage of the late, great, Cliff Burton playing "Anesthesia" back in '83. Side note, look at baby James introducing him!