miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2015

Megadeth (Essential Albums)

Dave Mustaine - Lead Guitars, Vocals, Piano
Chris Poland - Lead Guitars
David Ellefson - Bass, Backing Vocals
Gar Samuelson - Drums, Timpani
Megadeth was formed in late 1983 when Dave Mustaine (formerly of Metallica) threw a potted plant through the window of David Ellefson's apartment because Ellefson was practicing his bass too loud. When the band was formed Dijion Carruthers was their drummer and Greg Handevidt on guitars. They quickly replaced Carruthers with drummer Lee Rausch, recorded a demo and secured a few gigs in the San Francisco Bay area in February, 1984. Handevidt was fired for incompetence (he later formed Kublai Khan) They quickly found second guitarist Kerry King (Slayer), who played Megadeth's first three gigs: February 15th, 18th, and 19th, of 1984.
The band name was selected from a term referring to a million casualties, as a result of Nuclear Fallout. It was coined in 1953 by RAND military strategist Herman Kahn. The extra "a" was dropped by the band. The name Fallen Angel was considered, as it was the name of a short-lived Dave Mustaine/Matt Kisselstein (bass) project in 1983.
King left later that month when Mustaine wanted him to choose between Megadeth and Slayer. Then, Chris Poland was brought in, and more gigs were played, starting on April 15th, 1984. A demo was recorded with this lineup, and then Lee Rausch left (he would later that year show up in Dark Angel), and was replaced by Gar Samuelson. This lineup recorded the first two albums.
There were troubles with Chris Poland. He was replaced with Mike Albert for part of the 1985 tour, and was finally fired in 1987, for stealing Mustaine's guitars and other transgressions (read the lyrics to "Liar" for a somewhat biased but not entirely untrue account), and Gar Samuelson left as well (his parting wasn't entirely amicable either). Chuck Behler came in immediately, and several guitarists were tried out, including Jay Reynolds of Malice, who played a few gigs on the 1987 tour, before giving way to Jeff Young. This lineup recorded So Far, So Good... So What, but after a subsequent tour, both Young and Behler were fired.
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? 1986/2004
01. Wake Up Dead
02. The Conjuring
03. Peace Sells
04. Devil's Island
05. Good Mourning / Black Friday
06. Bad Omen
07. I Ain't Superstitious (Willie Dixon cover)
08. My Last Words
Bonus Tracks:
09. Wake Up Dead (Randy Burns Mix)
10. The Conjuring (Randy Burns Mix)
11. Peace Sells (Randy Burns Mix)
12. Good Mourning / Black Friday (Randy Burns Mix)
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.
Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! 1985/2002
"Mechanix" is the original version of the
Metallica song "The Four Horsemen".
01. Last Rites / Loved to Deth
02. Killing Is My Business ...And Business Is Good!
03. The Skull Beneath the Skin
04. Rattlehead
05. Chosen Ones
06. Looking Down the Cross
07. Mechanix
08. These Boots (Edited Lyrics)
Bonus Tracks:
09. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (1984 Demo)
10. Mechanix (1984 Demo)
11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (1984 Demo)
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

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