(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth is a bass solo written by late bassist Cliff Burton. It appeared on Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All as the fifth listed track. It is the band's first instrumental track, being succeeded by The Call of Ktulu, Orion, To Live is to Die and Suicide and Redemption, all of which appearing on future albums.
“(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth” has been performed live 125 times. The song was first played live on March 5, 1983 in San Francisco, CA, United States. It was last performed on June 8, 2013 in Detroit, MI, United States.