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With Lars Ulrich

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates the BBC's 1980s season with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and a special mixtape of her favourite tunes from the decade.

Mary Anne poses six questions to Metallica's Lars Ulrich, as part of the BBC's celebration of the 1980s.

Find out about the drummer's views on the early days when thrash was first breaking on the West Coast, what it was like to work with Lou Reed, and his feelings on that infamous 2014 Glastonbury show.

Also on the programme, Mary Anne puts together a special mixtape of her favourite tunes from the decade, featuring NWA, Beastie Boys, Nirvana and more...

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Temptations

    Get Ready

    • Motown.
  • Warpaint

    So Good

    • Rough Trade.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Chain Of Fools

    • Atlantic.
  • Sunriser

    • Burial

      Young Death

  • James Blake

    A Case Of You

  • King Creosote


    • Domino.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Back To Black

    • Back To Black.
    • Universal Records.
  • The Specials

    A Message To You, Rudy (feat. Rico Rodriguez)

    • Chrysalis.
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Dis Generation

    • We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service.
    • Epic.
  • Cream

    Strange Brew 

    • Polydor.
  • Cate Le Bon


    • Mug Museum.
    • Turnstile.
    • 001.
  • Roy Davis Jr.

    Gabriel (feat. Peven Everett)

    • Large Records.
  • Girl Ray


    • Moshi Moshi Singles Club.
  • Belle and Sebastian

    Lazy Line Painter Jane

  • Talking Heads

    Once In A Lifetime

    • EMI.
  • Coldcut & Roots Manuva

    Only Heaven (feat. Roots Manuva)

  • Lars Ulrich: Who Are You?

    • The Clash

      Train In Vain

      • Columbia.
  • The Beat

    Side To Side (feat. Ranking Roger)

    • DMF Records.
  • Lars Ulrich: Copenhagen

    • Agnes Obel

      It's Happening Again (6 Music Session, 28 Nov 2016)

  • The Beach Boys

    Heroes And Villains

    • Smiley Smile / Wild Honey.
    • Capitol Records.
    • 001.
  • Naughty by Nature

    Hip Hop Hooray

    • Big Life.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Hate To See You Go

    • Promotone B.V/International Music B.V..
  • Lars Ulrich: Working With Lou Reed

    • Lou Reed

      Walk On The Wild Side

      • Global Television.
  • She Drew the Gun

    Since You Were Not Mine

    • Memories Of The Future.
    • Skeleton Key Records.
    • 2.
  • Lars Ulrich: Music Online

    • Alabama Shakes

      Don't Wanna Fight (Radio 1 Session, 11 May 2015)

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Can't Keep Checking My Phone

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • The Cure

    Close To Me

    • Fiction.
  • Pixies

    Classic Masher

    • Play It Again Sam/PixiesMusic.
  • Lars Ulrich: Glastonbury

    • Arcade Fire

      Keep The Car Running

  • Formation

    Powerful People

    • Meno Records.
  • Lars Ulrich: Thrash

    • Metallica

      Master of Puppets

  • Dusty Springfield

    Breakfast In Bed

    • Philips.
  • Killing Joke

    Love Like Blood

    • Night Time.
    • 3.
  • 80's Mixtape

    • Jane’s Addiction

      Mountain Song

    • N.W.A

      Express Yourself

      • Global Television.
    • Beastie Boys

      She's Crafty

    • Nirvana

      Negative Creep

      • Bleach.
      • Sub Pop.
    • Happy Mondays


  • Clark

    Empty the Bone Thugs Of You

    • White.