History Music / Megadeth

22nd May '16 7:03:07 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: All over the place in some of the band's material. "Five Magics" goes through about five time signature changes in slightly over as many minutes, including segments in 7/4 and 5/4. ''Rust in Peace'' in general has a lot of this.
27th Apr '16 9:30:35 AM igordebraga
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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Megadeth was formed by guitarist Dave Mustaine after he was kicked out of Music/{{Metallica}} for drinking and violent behaviour. After two years of lineup instability, the band settled down and were signed to Creator/CombatRecords, where they released their debut album ''Killing is My Business... And Business is Good''. Despite poor production and a thrash metal cover of a Music/NancySinatra song that later got them in legal trouble, the album was well received.

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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Megadeth was formed by guitarist Dave Mustaine after he was kicked out of Music/{{Metallica}} for drinking and violent behaviour. After two years of lineup instability, the band settled down and were signed to Creator/CombatRecords, Combat Records, where they released their debut album ''Killing is My Business... And Business is Good''. Despite poor production and a thrash metal cover of a Music/NancySinatra song that later got them in legal trouble, the album was well received.



* AlbumTitleDrop: Every album except ''So Far...'' and ''Risk'' has had one song that does this. The ones that have no title track, though, are ''Cryptic Writings'' (which is namedropped in "Use the Man") and ''The System Has Failed'' (mentioned in "Kick the Chair.")

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* AlbumTitleDrop: Every album except ''So Far...'' and ''Risk'' has had one song that does this. The ones that have no title track, though, are ''Cryptic Writings'' (which is namedropped in Aside from the {{{Title Track}}st, even the borderline case "Peace Sells" (the chorus goes "''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Peace... sells... but who's buying?]]''"), "Use the Man") and ''The System Has Failed'' (mentioned in Man" has the line "''Cryptic writing(s)'' on the wall, the beginning of the end", "Kick the Chair.")Chair" goes "You're going to jail\''The system has failed''".


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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''[[Letters2Numbers TH1RT3EEN]]''


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* TitleTrack: Every album except ''Risk'', ''So Far, So Good... So What!'' and those listed in AlbumTitleDrop. Even then, there are the variants "Peace Sells" (the full title is a line on the song) and "13" (the album title is not the number itself, but it spelled out as a word).
16th Apr '16 11:39:21 AM Willbyr
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* ContinuityNod: "Return to Hanger" from ''The World Needs a Hero'' was written as a SequelSong to "Hanger 18" from ''Rust in Peace''.

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* ContinuityNod: "Return to Hanger" Hangar" from ''The World Needs a Hero'' was written as a SequelSong to "Hanger "Hangar 18" from ''Rust in Peace''.
16th Apr '16 11:05:02 AM Torturephile
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** According to Dave, the reason why the censorship happened in the first place indeed stemmed from Lee's objections...however between the album's original release in 1985 until it was being prepared for remastering, Lee had made no objection at all until [[MoneyDearBoy the royalty checks stopped coming in]].
* ConceptAlbum: ''Peace Sells...'', ''Rust in Peace'', ''Countdown to Extinction'', and ''Youthanasia'', all of them sort of.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of Dave's lyrics deal with conspiracy; such as "New World Order", "Washington is Next" and "Endgame." He was also a friendly guest on the Alex Jones Show.
* ContinuityNod: Return to Hanger from ''The World Needs a Hero'' was written as a SequelSong to Hanger 18 from ''Rust in Peace''.
* CountryMatters: The messed up line in their cover of "Anarchy in the UK" ("Or just another country/And other cunt-like tendencies", instead of "Another council tenancy") was due to Mustaine not being able to understand what Johnny Rotten was singing in many parts.

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** According to Dave, the reason why the censorship happened in the first place indeed stemmed from Lee's objections... however between the album's original release in 1985 until it was being prepared for remastering, Lee had made no objection at all until [[MoneyDearBoy the royalty checks stopped coming in]].
* ConceptAlbum: ''Peace Sells...'', ''Rust in Peace'', ''Countdown to Extinction'', and ''Youthanasia'', and ''Dystopia'', all of them sort of.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of Dave's lyrics deal with conspiracy; such as "New World Order", "Washington is Next" Next!" and "Endgame." He was also a friendly guest on the Alex Jones Show.
* ContinuityNod: Return "Return to Hanger Hanger" from ''The World Needs a Hero'' was written as a SequelSong to Hanger 18 "Hanger 18" from ''Rust in Peace''.
* CountryMatters: The messed up line in their cover of "Anarchy in the UK" U.K." ("Or just another country/And other cunt-like tendencies", instead of "Another council tenancy") was due to Mustaine not being able to understand what Johnny Rotten was singing in many parts.



* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Album Title!]]: ''Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!'' and ''So Far, So Good… So What!''
** [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Song Title!]]: "Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!", "Washington Is Next!" (from ''United Abominations''), "This Day We Fight!" (from ''Endgame''), and "Burn!" (from ''Super Collider'').

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* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Album Title!]]: ''Killing Is is My Business… and Business Is Good!'' and ''So Far, So Good… So What!''
** [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Song Title!]]: "Killing Is is My Business…and Business… and Business Is Good!", "Washington Is is Next!" (from ''United Abominations''), "This Day We Fight!" (from ''Endgame''), and "Burn!" (from ''Super Collider'').



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: The first four albums are mainly an 8, sometimes going down to a 7, with the exception of ''Rust in Peace'''s "Dawn Patrol" which is about a 2. However, ''Countdown to Extinction'' is less harsh in contrast, and its follow-up, ''Youthanasia'', is more melodic overall. Both albums are a pretty solid 7 for the most part (with "Foreclosure Of A Dream" and "Addicted To Chaos" being a 6, and "A Tout Le Monde" being about a 5). ''Cryptic Writings'' is more commercial, being mostly at about a 6-7. ''Risk'', missing many of the metal influences the band had before, is at about a 4-6 on the scale. The next three albums were mostly a 7 with an occasional step up to an 8. ''Endgame,'' however, returns to the mostly 8 songs. In contrast, ''Th1rt3en'' returns to the mostly 7 songs, while ''Super Collider'' is a 6-7. The band rarely made it into 9 territory, with "Loved to Deth" and "Good Mourning/Black Friday" teetering around 8-9.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: The first four albums are mainly an 8, sometimes going down to a 7, with the exception of ''Rust in Peace'''s "Dawn Patrol" which is about a 2. However, ''Countdown to Extinction'' is less harsh in contrast, and its follow-up, ''Youthanasia'', is more melodic overall. Both albums are a pretty solid 7 for the most part (with "Foreclosure Of A Dream" and "Addicted To Chaos" being a 6, and "A Tout Le Monde" being about a 5). ''Cryptic Writings'' is more commercial, being mostly at about a 6-7. ''Risk'', missing many of the metal influences the band had before, is at about a 4-6 on the scale. The next three albums were mostly a 7 with an occasional step up to an 8. ''Endgame,'' however, returns to the mostly 8 songs. In contrast, ''Th1rt3en'' returns to the mostly 7 songs, while ''Super Collider'' is a 6-7. This was reversed with ''Dystopia'', which returns to mostly 8 songs. The band rarely made it into 9 territory, with "Loved to Deth" and Deth", "Good Mourning/Black Friday" Friday", and "Head Crusher" teetering around 8-9.



* SpokenWordInMusic: The famous "Read my lips" quote by UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was sampled in 1992's "Foreclosure Of A Dream," and 2004's "The Scorpion" ends with a chain of news reports by the same anchorman while the music fades out.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: The famous "Read my lips" quote by UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was sampled in 1992's "Foreclosure Of A of a Dream," and 2004's "The Scorpion" ends with a chain of news reports by the same anchorman while the music fades out.



* TheXOfY: Without the ''The'', although is implied: "Symphony of Destruction", "Architecture Of Aggression", "Foreclosure Of A Dream", "Blood of Heroes", ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''...

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* TheXOfY: Without the ''The'', although is implied: "Symphony of Destruction", "Architecture Of Aggression", "Foreclosure Of A of a Dream", "Blood of Heroes", ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''...
28th Mar '16 7:36:43 AM NotDaveMustaine
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** [[Music/{{Budgie}} "Melt The Ice Away"]] (''Dystopia'')
26th Feb '16 10:11:43 AM Willbyr
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25th Feb '16 8:30:51 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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25th Feb '16 8:28:39 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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25th Feb '16 8:28:11 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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25th Feb '16 8:24:21 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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