History Music / Megadeth

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: The final verse of "Black Curtains".
27th Dec '16 8:39:54 PM Willbyr
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* AccentuateTheNegative: Dave has the honor of being one of the few people who to have had an article on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} about people he hates.
** He "dedicated" the song ''Liar'' to former guitarist Chris Poland. The song as the name suggests is a very scathing attack.
* AddledAddict: This was true of all of them to some degree in the '80s (they were all heavy drinkers and heroin users, and it led to lots of sloppy performances), but it was particularly pronounced with Gar Samuelson. While probably the most technically skilled drummer that Megadeth had ever had up until Verbeuren, his extremely heavy drinking and near constant heroin usage made the quality of his performances vary wildly; one night, he could be absolutely nailing everything, and then the next night would come and he would constantly be going off-time, playing too fast or too slow, missing parts left and right, and just generally ruining everything. It eventually cost him his life by way of liver failure, too.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: AccentuateTheNegative:
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Dave has the honor of being one of the few people who to have had an article on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} about people he hates.
** He "dedicated" the song ''Liar'' "Liar" to former guitarist Chris Poland. The song as the name suggests is a very scathing attack.
* AddledAddict: This was true of all of them to some degree in the '80s (they were all heavy drinkers and heroin users, and it led to lots of sloppy performances), but it was particularly pronounced with Gar Samuelson. While probably the most he was a ''very'' technically skilled drummer that Megadeth had ever had up until Verbeuren, drummer, his extremely heavy drinking and near constant heroin usage made the quality of his performances vary wildly; one night, he could be absolutely nailing everything, and then the next night would come and he would constantly be going off-time, playing too fast or too slow, missing parts left and right, and just generally ruining everything. It eventually cost him his life by way of liver failure, too.failure.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mustaine and Ellefson... At least when they didn't want to kill each other. Ellefson rejoined the band in 2010.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mustaine and Ellefson... At at least when they didn't want to kill each other. Ellefson rejoined the band in 2010.



* WelcomeBackTraitor: Chris Poland (twice, actually,) Nick Menza and Dave Ellefson. In that order. Subverted with the two former; Nick just did not mesh with the reincarnation of Megadeth, and Chris Poland chose to be only a session musician for the ''Rust in Peace'' demos and later ''The System Has Failed''. Nick did, however, attempt to rejoin again in 2014, going so far as to record drums for several pre-production tracks. For a while, it seemed very likely that he would rejoin; the unseen drummer that Dave Mustaine's son posted a video of was indeed Nick. Then Mustaine offered him what was apparently an absolutely awful deal and cut off all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one.
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* WelcomeBackTraitor: Chris Poland (twice, actually,) actually), Nick Menza and Dave Ellefson. In Ellefson in that order. Subverted with the two former; Nick just did not mesh with the reincarnation of Megadeth, and Chris Poland chose to be only a session musician for the ''Rust in Peace'' demos and later ''The System Has Failed''. Nick did, however, attempt to rejoin again in 2014, going so far as to record drums for several pre-production tracks. For a while, it seemed very likely that he would rejoin; the unseen drummer that Dave Mustaine's son posted a video of was indeed Nick. Then Mustaine offered him what was apparently an absolutely awful deal and cut off all contact with him when he attempted to negotiate a better one.
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* AlbumTitleDrop: Aside from the {{Title Track}}s, even the borderline case "Peace Sells" (the chorus goes "''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Peace... Sells... But who's buying?]]''"), "Use the Man" has the line "''Cryptic writing(s)'' on the wall, the beginning of the end", "Kick the Chair" goes "You're going to jail / ''The system has failed''".

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* AlbumTitleDrop: Aside from the {{Title Track}}s, even the borderline case "Peace Sells" (the chorus goes "''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Peace... Sells... But Peace sells...but who's buying?]]''"), "Use the Man" has the line "''Cryptic writing(s)'' on the wall, the beginning of the end", "Kick the Chair" goes "You're going to jail / ''The system has failed''".



** "Last Rites / Loved to Deth", from ''Killing...'' is about a toxic relationship that carries over into hell (literally.)

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** "Last Rites / Loved to Deth", from ''Killing...'' is about a toxic relationship that carries over into hell (literally.)(literally).



-->''I lied just a little\\

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-->''I --->''I lied just a little\\



* ArcNumber: Thirteen for... Well, ''[=TH1RT3EN=]''.

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* ArcNumber: Thirteen for... Well, well, ''[=TH1RT3EN=]''.



* CallBack: Victory from ''Youthanasia'' is loaded with references to older songs.
* CensoredForComedy: The original writer of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Lee Hazlewood, objected to Megadeth's parody cover and its changed lyrics after its release. So when all of ''Killing is My Business'' got remixed and remastered in 2002, ''every'' lyric change got bleeped out, but the worst the song really got was "Now someone else can kiss your ass" and "Whaddya know bitch, you got a lot to learn." And what would you make of the line "One of these days, these boots are gonna [[spoiler: stomp]] all over you"?
** 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]].

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* CallBack: Victory "Victory" from ''Youthanasia'' is loaded with references to older songs.
* CensoredForComedy: The original writer of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Lee Hazlewood, objected to Megadeth's parody cover and its changed lyrics after its release. So when all of ''Killing is My Business'' got remixed and remastered in 2002, ''every'' lyric change got bleeped out, but the worst the song really got was "Now someone else can kiss your ass" and "Whaddya know bitch, you got a lot to learn." And what would you make of the line "One of these days, these boots are gonna [[spoiler: stomp]] [[spoiler:stomp]] all over you"?
** According to Dave, the reason why the censorship happened in the first place indeed stemmed from Lee's objections... However 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]].



* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of Mustaine'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 Hangar" from ''The World Needs a Hero'' was written as a SequelSong to "Hangar 18" from ''Rust in Peace''.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of Mustaine's lyrics deal with conspiracy; conspiracy, such as "New World Order", "Washington is Next!" and "Endgame." He was also a friendly guest on the Alex Jones Show.
* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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"Return to Hangar" from ''The World Needs a Hero'' was written as a SequelSong to "Hangar 18" from ''Rust in Peace''.



* FilkSong: The second part of "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" is about ComicBook/ThePunisher, from Frank Castle's point of view.

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* FilkSong: FilkSong:
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The second part of "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" is about ComicBook/ThePunisher, from Frank Castle's point of view.



* {{Gorn}}: A large part of "Black Friday"'s lyrics are about the... Very messy things the song's subject does to his victims.

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* {{Gorn}}: A large part of "Black Friday"'s lyrics are about the... Very very messy things the song's subject does to his victims.



* InTheStyleOf: Parodied as ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' had them do a commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uo_hugLlwQ a Christmas album]]. On the other end, Dave's daughter Electra is trying to make a career in country music, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4-BAMPcOA recorded Megadeth in that genre.]]

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* InTheStyleOf: Parodied as ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' had them do a commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uo_hugLlwQ a Christmas album]]. On the other end, Dave's daughter Electra is trying to make a career in country music, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4-BAMPcOA recorded Megadeth in that genre.]]genre]].



* MetalBandMascot: Vic Rattlehead, the sensory deprived skeleton who appears in some fashion on all their album art and is portrayed by a man in costume during concerts.

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* MetalBandMascot: Vic Rattlehead, the sensory deprived sensory-deprived skeleton who appears in some fashion on all their album art and is portrayed by a man in costume during concerts.



--> ''(song ends, but drums continue)'' \\
'''Dave:''' Nick. Nick! NICK!!!\\
'''Nick:''' ''(almost inaudibly, due to him not having his own mic)'' [[spoiler:Fuck...me...running!]]

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--> ''(song ---> [''song ends, but drums continue)'' continue''] \\
'''Dave:''' Nick. Nick! NICK!!!\\
NICK!!! [''drums abruptly stop'']\\
'''Nick:''' ''(almost *almost inaudibly, due to him not having his own mic)'' [[spoiler:Fuck...mic* Fuck...me...running!]]running!



** Metallica can be seen as the first bullseye of Mustaine's declarations, for obvious reasons.
*** The "Don't wear no leather to fit in / Don't wear no spikes to be cool" in "Rattlehead" from ''Killing...'' is very easy to interpret as a shot at the lyrics "No life 'til leather" and "[...] with your leathers and your spikes" from "Hit the Lights" and "Whiplash", respectively, from ''Kill 'em All''.

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** Metallica can be seen as the first bullseye of Mustaine's declarations, for obvious reasons.
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reasons. The "Don't wear no leather to fit in / Don't wear no spikes to be cool" in "Rattlehead" from ''Killing...'' is very easy to interpret as a shot at the lyrics "No life 'til leather" and "[...] with your leathers and your spikes" from "Hit the Lights" and "Whiplash", respectively, from ''Kill 'em All''.



* TalkingToThemself: The lyrics of "Sweating Bullets" are written to resemble this.

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* TalkingToThemself: The lyrics of "Sweating Bullets" are written to resemble this.this and says so in the last verse.
-->Well, me, it's nice talking to myself\\
A credit to dementia



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The 2004 re-releases of all their prior work count as this, as they went beyond simply remastering and remixing the music and actually re-recorded some portions. (This was because some of the original multitrack master tapes were said to be lost, necessitating Mustaine to re-record some guitar and vocal teacks) While they didn't change the songs much, the new versions feature an older Dave. True to the spirit of this trope, the release of the new versions put the originals out of print.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion:
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The 2004 re-releases of all their prior work count as this, as they went beyond simply remastering and remixing the music and actually re-recorded some portions. (This was because some guitar and vocal tracks, as some of the original multitrack master tapes were said to be lost, necessitating Mustaine to re-record some guitar and vocal teacks) lost. While they didn't change the songs much, the new versions feature an older Dave. True to the spirit of this trope, the release of the new versions put the originals out of print. However, the original mixes of ''Rust in Peace'' and ''Countdown to Extinction'' have both been reissued, but are straight remasters from the original mixdowns and not re-mixed.



*** The original mixes of ''Rust in Peace'' and ''Countdown to Extinction'' have both been reissued, but are straight remasters from the original mixdowns and not re-mixed.



** NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's been depicted as various things, from [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Megadeth_-_Holy_Wars.jpg a general]] to a {{Cyborg}} [[http://static.musictoday.com/store/bands/1845/product_large/MDT66241.jpg assassin]].

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** * NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's Vic's been depicted as various things, from [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Megadeth_-_Holy_Wars.jpg a general]] to a {{Cyborg}} [[http://static.musictoday.com/store/bands/1845/product_large/MDT66241.jpg assassin]].



* ThePowerOfRock: In a episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'', Megadeth successfully fought off a martian invasion by performing the song "Back in the Day". Dave Mustaine had a modified electric guitar that shot laser beams at space ships.

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* ThePowerOfRock: In a episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'', Megadeth successfully fought off a martian Martian invasion by performing the song "Back in the Day". Dave Mustaine had a modified electric guitar that shot laser beams at space ships.
27th Dec '16 8:11:39 PM CapnMP
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** "Five Magics" from ''Rust in Peace'' is about the Lyndon Hardy novel "Master of the Five Magics"
22nd Oct '16 2:51:18 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* AddledAddict: This was true of all of them to some degree in the '80s (they were all heavy drinkers and heroin users, and it led to lots of sloppy performances), but it was particularly pronounced with Gar Samuelson. While probably the most technically skilled drummer that Megadeth has ever had, his extremely heavy drinking and near constant heroin usage made the quality of his performances vary wildly; one night, he could be absolutely nailing everything, and then the next night would come and he would constantly be going off-time, playing too fast or too slow, missing parts left and right, and just generally ruining everything. It eventually cost him his life by way of liver failure, too.

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* AddledAddict: This was true of all of them to some degree in the '80s (they were all heavy drinkers and heroin users, and it led to lots of sloppy performances), but it was particularly pronounced with Gar Samuelson. While probably the most technically skilled drummer that Megadeth has had ever had, had up until Verbeuren, his extremely heavy drinking and near constant heroin usage made the quality of his performances vary wildly; one night, he could be absolutely nailing everything, and then the next night would come and he would constantly be going off-time, playing too fast or too slow, missing parts left and right, and just generally ruining everything. It eventually cost him his life by way of liver failure, too.
12th Oct '16 6:14:45 PM igordebraga
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-->--'''The Eager Young Space Cadet''', ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'', "In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock"

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-->--'''The -->--'''[[WesternAnimation/PorkyPig The Eager Young Space Cadet''', Cadet]]''', ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'', "In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock"
12th Oct '16 6:13:08 PM igordebraga
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* MonsterMash: On Halloween 2013, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4BGeWE-9A the band performed in]] Hollywood for Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.braingell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Megadeth-with-Kimmel.jpg dressed as classic monsters]]. Mustaine was FrankensteinsMonster (possibly because it allows to hide his hair...), David Ellefson the WolfMan, Chris Broderick ThePhantomOfTheOpera and Shawn Drover was {{Dracula}}. (the "DonkeyKong" in the picture is Kimmel himself)
10th Oct '16 7:34:56 AM igordebraga
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* InTheStyleOf: Parodied as ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' had them do a commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uo_hugLlwQ a Christmas album]]. On the other end, Dave's daughter Electra is trying to make a career in country music, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4-BAMPcOA recorded Megadeth in that genre.]]
10th Sep '16 8:33:16 PM NotDaveMustaine
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[-[[caption-width-right:350: Current [[RevolvingDoorBand Megadeth lineup]]. L - R: Bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]], Drummer [[Music/{{Soilwork}} Dirk Verbeuren]], guitarist [[TheLeader Dave Mustaine]], and guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350: Current [[RevolvingDoorBand Megadeth lineup]]. L - R: Bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]], Drummer drummer [[Music/{{Soilwork}} Dirk Verbeuren]], guitarist [[TheLeader Dave Mustaine]], and guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]].]]-]
10th Sep '16 8:33:01 PM NotDaveMustaine
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[-[[caption-width-right:350: Current [[RevolvingDoorBand Megadeth lineup]]. L - R: Drummer [[Music/{{Soilwork}} Dirk Verbeuren]], guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]], guitarist [[TheLeader Dave Mustaine]], and bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350: Current [[RevolvingDoorBand Megadeth lineup]]. L - R: Bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]], Drummer [[Music/{{Soilwork}} Dirk Verbeuren]], guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]], guitarist [[TheLeader Dave Mustaine]], and bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]].guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]].]]-]
10th Sep '16 8:31:27 PM NotDaveMustaine
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[-[[caption-width-right:350: Current [[RevolvingDoorBand Megadeth lineup]]. L - R: Drummer [[Music/Soilwork Dirk Verbeurent]], guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]], guitarist [[TheLeader Dave Mustaine]], and bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350: Current [[RevolvingDoorBand Megadeth lineup]]. L - R: Drummer [[Music/Soilwork [[Music/{{Soilwork}} Dirk Verbeurent]], Verbeuren]], guitarist [[Music/{{Angra}} Kiko Loureiro]], guitarist [[TheLeader Dave Mustaine]], and bassist [[TheLancer David Ellefson]].]]-]
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