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Post Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
To me, Dave's finest hour, by far.

I acknowledge that So Far / Rust had some fine moments, but seemed to lack that atonal, jazzy feeling that his riffs had on Peace Sells.

This stuff still holds up so well because of its brilliant originality. So Far & Rust were great album but to me marked a turn toward a more commercial sound and feel.

To me, The Conjuring and My Last Words are probably the best of what Dave did, or could do, with the sound he was experimenting with at the time. I so wish he had pushed this sound and feel further, rather than go for a more commercial appeal.

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I acknowledge that So Far / Rust had some fine moments, but seemed to lack that atonal, jazzy feeling that his riffs had on Peace Sells.


You can thank Chris Poland for that. He came from a jazz background (Gar Samuelson, too).

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So Far, So Good.... is probably their least accessible of the first four albums so I disagree with your statement of becoming more commercial. It's a pretty dark and ugly record.
Man, I wish that stupid Pistols cover wasn't on that album and an original was in it's place. :mad:


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Yep, it's still my favourite.. but who the fuck needed that cover song? Cover of album, amazing. Cover song, whack.


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So Far, So Good.... is probably their least accessible of the first four albums so I disagree with your statement of becoming more commercial. It's a pretty dark and ugly record.


I don't know about that, SFSGSW was my first Megadeth album and I got into it much faster than I did the other three at the time, finding it the most conventionally heavy-sounding and propulsive, despite a few speed bumps (like the cover, and "502"). All the other albums seemed more weird and harder to get into.

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Headquake wrote:
So Far, So Good.... is probably their least accessible of the first four albums so I disagree with your statement of becoming more commercial. It's a pretty dark and ugly record.


I don't know about that, SFSGSW was my first Megadeth album and I got into it much faster than I did the other three at the time, finding it the most conventionally heavy-sounding and propulsive, despite a few speed bumps (like the cover, and "502"). All the other albums seemed more weird and harder to get into.


I'm also amongst the (not too many) who bought SFSGSW before any other Megadeth album.


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Tyrannorabbit wrote:
Headquake wrote:
So Far, So Good.... is probably their least accessible of the first four albums so I disagree with your statement of becoming more commercial. It's a pretty dark and ugly record.


I don't know about that, SFSGSW was my first Megadeth album and I got into it much faster than I did the other three at the time, finding it the most conventionally heavy-sounding and propulsive, despite a few speed bumps (like the cover, and "502"). All the other albums seemed more weird and harder to get into.


I'm also amongst the (not too many) who bought SFSGSW before any other Megadeth album.

yeah, but what about your friends?

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Post Re: Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
I loved the first three albums the most.

Don't like their covers except "Nice Guy".

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their cover of paranoid is great.

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Post Re: Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
My favorite Megadeth album! :m: :m:


27 Aug 2014, 08:20
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Post Re: Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
Peace is my favorite. I agree with the jazzy feel of the album making it unique. It's unfortunate that they would lose that when Gar and Chris left.


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the first 4 are near flawless.
i always felt that SFSGSW seemed more like their 2nd album to me in terms of song writing/production etc..

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Post Re: Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
I hate the cover songs on the first three Megadeth records. The are very distracting and interrupt the flow of three of my favorite albums. "My Last Words" and "Good Mourning/Black Friday" are two of my favorite Megadeth songs and I like to take any chance I get to express my admiration for Gar Samuelson. He was a phenomenal drummer.

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Post Re: Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
Anyone who enjoys Gar's drumming should check out his post-Megadeth band, Fatal Opera. The first album is great!

"Dead by 1998": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXRolP5i_TY

"Evil Tears": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV75xBswIxE

"Sphere of Glass": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nbHy0DYL9U

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Post Re: Don't summon the devil, don't call the priest...
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the first 4 are near flawless.
i always felt that SFSGSW seemed more like their 2nd album to me in terms of song writing/production etc..


If you mean that Peace Sells sounded like it should have led right in to RIP, than I agree completely. I always thought that SFSGSW sounded more raw and rough in many ways. I like it a lot though, and love Peace Sells and Rust in Peace. I always thought that Killing is my Business sounded like a pile of hot garbage, and not in the charming way that some other stuff from that era did. Never liked it because of that, although I have been told that the reissue sounds a lot better.


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Anhur wrote:
deathstalker wrote:
the first 4 are near flawless.
i always felt that SFSGSW seemed more like their 2nd album to me in terms of song writing/production etc..


If you mean that Peace Sells sounded like it should have led right in to RIP, than I agree completely. I always thought that SFSGSW sounded more raw and rough in many ways. I like it a lot though, and love Peace Sells and Rust in Peace. I always thought that Killing is my Business sounded like a pile of hot garbage, and not in the charming way that some other stuff from that era did. Never liked it because of that, although I have been told that the reissue sounds a lot better.

yes, that is what i mean. :)

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SFSGSW, my fave track was always, "In My Darkest Hour"........appreciated

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Was just listening to Peace Sells the other day. I loved this record when it cam out, and I love it now.

However, I can't get over how Mustaine tinkered with the old records with the remasters. Seriously, why?

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Peace Sells *is* great.

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Was just listening to Peace Sells the other day. I loved this record when it cam out, and I love it now.

However, I can't get over how Mustaine tinkered with the old records with the remasters. Seriously, why?


Concerning the cover of "These Boots", from http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Me ... %21/426139 :

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This version of "These Boots" was permitted but only on the condition that the offensive words which were altered by Dave Mustaine were (literally) bleeped out.


And from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megadeth#1 ... Is_Good.21 :

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The album also included a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", at a faster tempo and with altered lyrics. Megadeth's version generated controversy during the 1990s, when its writer, Lee Hazlewood, called Mustaine's changes "vile and offensive". Under threat of legal action, the song was removed from pressings released from 1995 to 2001.


I'm glad I have the original pressing.

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Chaosmönger wrote:
Stallionforce wrote:
I acknowledge that So Far / Rust had some fine moments, but seemed to lack that atonal, jazzy feeling that his riffs had on Peace Sells.


You can thank Chris Poland for that. He came from a jazz background (Gar Samuelson, too).


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The first 4 Megadeth albums are unfuckwithable.

The Conjuring is easily one of the best speed/thrash tunes ever written.

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