Sunday, June 28, 2009

Megadeth: DOTM

I did one of these for Metallica recently and I have always thoughts that for the most part Megadeth was a better band so I can't leave them out.

Killing Is My Business...And Business is Good
Released in June 1985 by Combat Records.
Produced by Dave Mustaine and Karat Faye.
Band lineup:
Dave Mustaine - vocals, guitar; Chris Poland - guitar; David Ellefson - bass, backing vocals; Gar Sameulson - drums.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Killing is My Business and Business is Good"

Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
Released in November 1986 by Combat / Capitol.
Produced by Dave Mustaine, Randy Burns and Andy Somers.
No lineup changes.
Highlights:
"Wake Up Dead" and "Peace Sells"

So Far So Good...So What!
Released in January 1988 by Combat/Capitol.
Produced by Dave Mustaine and Paul Lani.
Lineup changes:
Chris Poland was replaced by Jeff Young and Gar Sameulson was replaced by Chuck Behler.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"In My Darkest Hour"

Rust in Peace
Released in September 1990 by Combat/Capitol.
Produced by Dave Mustaine and Mike Clink.
Lineup changes:
Jeff Young was replaced by Marty Friedman and Chuck Behler was replaced by Nick Menza.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Hangar 18" "Lucretia" and "Holy Wars"

Countdown to Extinction
Released in July 1992 by Combat/Capitol.
Produced by Max Norman and Dave Mustaine.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Symphony of Destruction" "Foreclosure of a Dream" and "Sweating Bullets"

Youthanasia
Released in November 1994 by Capitol.
Produced by Max Norman and Dave Mustaine.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"A Tout le Monde"

Hidden Treasures
Released in July 1995 by Capitol.
Prduced by Max Norman and Dave Mustaine.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"No More Mr Nice Guy" "Angry Again" and "99 Ways to Die"

Cryptic Writings
Released in June 1997 by Capitol.
Produced by Dann Huff and Dave Mustaine.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"Trust"

Risk
Released in August 1999 by Capitol.
Produced by Dann Huff and Dave Mustaine.
Lineup changes:
Nick Menza was replaced by Jimmy DeGrasso.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"Breadline"

Capitol Punishment
Greatest hits album released in October 2000 by Capitol.
Various producers.

The World Needs a Hero
Released in May 2001 by Sanctuary Records.
Produced by Bill Kennedy and Dave Mustaine.
Lineup changes:
Marty Friedman was replaced by Al Pitrelli.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"Disconnect" and "Return to Hangar"

Rude Awakening
Live album released in March 2002 by Sanctuary.
Produced by Bill Kennedy and Dave Mustaine.
No lineup changes.

Still Alive...and Well?
Compilation album released in September 2002 by Sanctuary.
Produced by Dave Mustaine and Bill Kennedy.

The System Has Failed
Released in September 2004 by Sanctuary.
Produced by Dave Mustaine and Jeff Balding.
Lineup changes:
Marty Friedman and Nick Menza returned on guitar and drums, respectively for this album.
Tracks: 12

Back to the Start
Greatest hits album released in June 2005 by Capitol.
Tracks: 17

Gigantour
Live album released in August 2006 containing songs by Megadeth, Dream Theater, Anthrax, and others.
Band lineup:
Dave Mustaine; Glen Drover - guitar; backing vocals; James MacDonough - bass; Shawn Drover - drums.
Megadeth Tracks: 3
"She-Wolf" "A Tout Le Monde" and "Kick the Chair"

United Abominations
Released in May 2007 by Roadrunner.
Produced by Dave Mustaine, Jeff Balding and Andy Sneap.
Lineup changes:
James MacDonough was replaced by Lames Lomenzo.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Never Walk Alone" "Gears of War" and "A Tout Le Monde"

That One Night
Live album released in March 2007 by Image Entertainment.
Produced by Shalini Waran and Michael Sarina.
Lineup:
This was recorded while James MacDonough was still playing bass for the band.
Tracks: 23 (2 discs) + a 20 track live DVD.

Warchest
Box set released in October 2007 by EMI/Capitol.
Produced by Kevin Flaherty.
Tracks: 5 Discs.
Disc 1 - 17
Disc 2 - 19
Disc 3 - 17
Disc 4 - 15
Disc 5 - live DVD w/10 tracks.

Set the World Afire
Greatest hits album released in September 2008 by Capitol.
Tracks: 35 (2 discs)

Endgame
Scheduled to be released September 2009 by Roadrunner.
Line up changes:
Chris Broderick plays guitar on this album.
Tracks (confirmed): 11

I didn't realize that Megadeth had so many best of and compilation albums. Talk about milking it!

Videos!

This one is a live video of the song "In My Darkest Hour." It was recorded in Phoenix, AZ in November 2001.



This one is a video of the song "Hangar 18" from the album Rust in Peace. This song is probably my all time favorite Megadeth song.



Here is a link to the video for "Foreclosure of a Dream". Embedding was disabled for this song.

This one is a video for the song "A Tout Le Monde."



Video for "Breadline" from the album Risk



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