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Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good!

Megadeth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
June 12th, 1985
Label:
Combat Records
Reviews:
14 reviews (avg. 87%)
1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth 04:39   Show lyrics
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2. Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! 03:07   Show lyrics
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3. Skull Beneath the Skin 03:47   Show lyrics
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4. These Boots (Nancy Sinatra cover) 03:39   Show lyrics
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5. Rattlehead 03:43   Show lyrics
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6. Chosen Ones 02:55   Show lyrics
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7. Looking Down the Cross 05:02   Show lyrics
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8. Mechanix 04:23   Show lyrics
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Band members
Dave Mustaine Guitars (lead), Vocals, Piano, Songwriting
Chris Poland Guitars (lead)
David Ellefson Bass, Vocals (backing)
Gar Samuelson (R.I.P. 1999) Drums, Timpani
Miscellaneous staff
Karat Faye Producer
Dave Mustaine Producer
Jay Jones Pre-production
Dan Rizzi Photography
Donald J. Munz Design
Dave Mustaine Guitars (lead), Vocals, Piano, Songwriting
Chris Poland Guitars (lead)
David Ellefson Bass, Vocals (backing)
Gar Samuelson (R.I.P. 1999) Drums, Timpani
Karat Faye Producer
Dave Mustaine Producer
Jay Jones Pre-production
Dan Rizzi Photography
Donald J. Munz Design
Read Beginning Of The Business 95% electricfuneral9719 August 5th, 2013
Read A fast and furious debut,... 77% psychosisholocausto April 11th, 2013
Read Killing Is My Business...... 95% torment159 July 20th, 2010
Read It's good but it lacks... 75% evermetal October 30th, 2009
Read Where It All Started 92% 1stMetalheads May 12th, 2008
Read Fantastic Debut 89% MEGANICK89 January 31st, 2008
Read What a debut 90% morbert May 25th, 2007
Read Vic's late yet triumphant... 92% hells_unicorn April 16th, 2007
Read Megadeth's most primal... 78% erickg13 January 19th, 2007
Read A Debut Unparalleled 97% DawnoftheShred October 18th, 2006
Read Good debut, needs better... 77% music_shadowsfall July 2nd, 2004
Read Poor production and too... 89% HealthySonicDiet April 15th, 2004
Read Megadeth's Debut KILL'S! 92% Demon_of_the_Fall May 21st, 2003
Read Megadeth > Metallica? 85% Crimsonblood February 14th, 2003
Co-producer: Megadeth.

There are four versions of this album. The tracklist shown is for the original version released by Combat. 10 years after the original pressing, "These Boots" was deleted under pressure from writer Lee Hazelwood, who found it offensive. There was also a Century Media reissue in 1999.

Original Combat vinyl pressing in single sleeve. Reissue in gatefold sleeve with poster of the cover.

The original cover changes from pressing to pressing, with some showing the rattlehead in a black background, others having a more greyish/metallic hue.

The 2002 remixed & remastered version contains 3 bonus tracks:
9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Demo) [4:16]
10. Mechanix (Demo) [3:59]
11. The Skull beneath the Skin (Demo) [3:11]
"These Boots" was permitted to be on the 2002 version, but only on the condition that the offensive words Dave added were (literally) bleeped out. It appears as track eight.

"Mechanix" is the original version of the Metallica song "The Four Horsemen."
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