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?

The World Needs a Hero

Sanctuary, May 14, 2001

Produced by Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy

Dave Mustaine - vocals, guitars
David Ellefson - bass
Al Pitrelli - guitars, backup vocals
Jimmy DeGrasso - drums

Total running time: 57:48
Japanese version running time: 60:23

Cover design: Hugh Syme

The World Needs a Hero

Lyrics


# Track: Music, lyrics by: Single: Video: Length:
1. Disconnect1 Mustaine     5:20
2. The World Needs a Hero Mustaine     3:52
3. Coming Home2 Mustaine     2:35
4. Moto Psycho Mustaine info info 3:06
5. 1000 Times Goodbye Mustaine     6:25
6. Burning Bridges Mustaine     5:20
7. Promises3 Mustaine, Pitrelli     4:28
8. Recipe for Hate... Warhorse Mustaine     5:18
9. Losing My Senses3 Mustaine     4:40
10. Dread and the Fugitive Mind Mustaine     4:25
11. Silent Scorn4 Mustaine     1:42
12. Return to Hangar Mustaine     3:59
13. When Mustaine     9:13

1 Percussion by Chris Vrenna
2 Japanese bonus track
3 String arrangements by Suzie Katayama
4 Trumpet by Bob Findley


This album debuted at #16 on US Billboard charts but has not achieved Gold status so far.

"I think that the world needs a hero because there are no more rock stars, Axl [Rose] killed that. What the world needs is an enema, but there are to many assholes in the world to choose from to know where to put the hose, so a hero would be my second choice. It's kind of hard to find a rhyme for 'enema.'" (Mustaine, 2001)

"This record was written in spite of all the people who tried to turn us into an alternative pop machine. Basically, no one was allowed into the studio, and if they did get in we tried not to let them influence us. Feed us, sure, but anything else, forget about it!" (Mustaine, 2001)

"The World Needs a Hero is something of a musical antidote to Megadeth's last studio album, Risk. I think that the title was a warning that we were taking a 'risk' with the record. Only a daft punk would not have noticed that disclaimer. However, this record is nothing like Risk. Saying that could jinx, so let's just say the odds are increasing in our favor that this is a fans' record." (Mustaine, 2001)


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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