Megadeth Albums


Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! :: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? :: So Far, So Good... So What! :: Rust in Peace :: Countdown to Extinction :: Youthanasia :: Hidden Treasures :: Cryptic Writings :: Risk :: Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years :: The World Needs a Hero :: Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Deluxe Edition) :: Rude Awakening :: Still Alive... And Well?

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!

Combat, June 1985

Produced by Dave Mustaine and Karat Faye
Co-produced by Megadeth

Dave Mustaine - vocals, guitars, piano
David Ellefson - bass, backup vocals
Chris Poland - guitars
Gar Samuelson - drums

Total running time: 31:12

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!

Lyrics


# Track: Music, lyrics by: Single: Video: Length:
1. Last Rites/Loved to Death Mustaine     4:40
2. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! Mustaine     3:06
3. Skull Beneath the Skin Mustaine     3:47
4. These Boots1 Lee Hazlewood     4:39
5. Rattlehead Mustaine     3:43
6. Chosen Ones Mustaine     2:55
7. Looking Down the Cross Mustaine     5:02
8. Mechanix Mustaine     4:22

1 not featured in 1996 re-release


This album was Megadeth's first, rawest, and angriest album. Recorded during the height of Dave Mustaine's bitterness toward Metallica, the hatred is apparent in Dave's voice and the band's playing.

"I listen to Killing Is My Business... now, and I scratch my head wondering, 'What the fuck was I on when I wrote that?' That was a point in my life when I was filled with a lot of angst and had a lot to prove. On those beginning records, I didn't really have an emotional balance, and I wasn't experiencing any feelings other than anger. I would feel pain and I would get angry. I'd feel lonely and I'd get angry. I'd feel guilt or shame and I would get angry. I would feel joy and I would feel uncomfortable about it, and I would think that someone was setting me up." (Mustaine, 1995)

The album was very poorly recorded, due to the fact that the producer was fired halfway through its recording, leaving the band to finish the recording itself. Combat Records gave Megadeth $8000 to make the album with, but they spent half of the money on drugs, before they even got into the studio, so they had to fire the producer halfway, since they couldn't afford to pay him if he stayed on any longer.


Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! :: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? :: So Far, So Good... So What! :: Rust in Peace :: Countdown to Extinction :: Youthanasia :: Hidden Treasures :: Cryptic Writings :: Risk :: Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years :: The World Needs a Hero :: Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Deluxe Edition) :: Rude Awakening :: Still Alive... And Well?

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