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So Far, So Good... So What!

Megadeth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
January 19th, 1988
Catalog ID:
7 48148 1
Label:
Capitol Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
16 reviews (avg. 86%)
Side A
1. Into the Lungs of Hell 03:29   instrumental
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2. Set the World Afire 05:49   Show lyrics
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3. Anarchy in the U.K. (Sex Pistols cover) 03:01   Show lyrics
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4. Mary Jane 04:25   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. 502 03:28   Show lyrics
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6. In My Darkest Hour 06:17   Show lyrics
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7. Liar 03:21   Show lyrics
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8. Hook in Mouth 04:40   Show lyrics
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Band members
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8)
Jeff Young Guitars
Chuck Behler Drums, Percussion
David Ellefson Bass, Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 4, 6), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
Guest/Session
Steve Jones Guitars (lead) (on track 3)
Miscellaneous staff
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Michael Wagener Mixing
Paul Lani Producer
Dave Mustaine Producer, Engineer
Tim Carr Executive producer
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-8)
Jeff Young Guitars
Chuck Behler Drums, Percussion
David Ellefson Bass, Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 4, 6), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
Steve Jones Guitars (lead) (on track 3)
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Michael Wagener Mixing
Paul Lani Producer
Dave Mustaine Producer, Engineer
Tim Carr Executive producer
Read You've heard better 85% McTague97 December 15th, 2014
Read Cigarettes & Burgers,... 93% Metal_Thrasher90 October 28th, 2014
Read Tired and Inconsistent 72% StainedClass95 July 27th, 2014
Read Which is better? 90% LordThurisaz March 23rd, 2013
Read A massively underrated effort 72% psychosisholocausto February 23rd, 2013
Read The moment Megadeth became... 99% Seducerofsouls85 June 16th, 2011
Read Dark, Dirty and Fucking... 98% heavens_coffin November 9th, 2009
Read A big disappointment! 50% evermetal November 2nd, 2009
Read The quintessential Megadeth... 90% The_Grand_Destructor April 21st, 2007
Read Weakest of the first four... 89% natrix April 17th, 2007
Read The Unsung Classic. 94% hells_unicorn April 17th, 2007
Read So Far, So Good.....So... 85% Kingarty January 29th, 2007
Read Their Last Gasp 75% corviderrant December 12th, 2006
Read Classic Megadeth 94% GuntherTheUndying December 11th, 2006
Read So Very Good 98% DawnoftheShred November 7th, 2006
Read Aweful album! So why can't... 84% emmitt246 November 25th, 2002

A video was made for "In My Darkest Hour".

The album reached #18 in the UK charts, and #28 in the US.

"Set the World Afire" is one of the band's earliest compositions, and was initially titled Megadeth, when the band was named Mechanix. When they switched to Megadeth, the song was retitled.

502 is U.S. police code for DUI (Driving Under the Influence of alcohol).

"Liar" is dedicated to Chris Poland, who was fired from the band for stealing Dave Mustaine's guitars.

"In My Darkest Hour" was written in late September, 1986, after Dave heard about Cliff Burton's death.

"Hook in Mouth" addresses censorship, and more specifically, the PMRC (:Parents Music Resource Center), a US organisation who campaigned heavily against metal bands' lyrics.

Dave Mustaine had originally wanted to cover the Sex Pistols' "Problems", then tried to record a medley of "Problems" and "Anarchy in the U.K. ", and eventually settled on just the latter. Sex Pistols' singer Johnny Rotten refused to provide them with a lyric sheet, however, leading to some mistakes in the Megadeth version. (Megadeth eventually covered "Problems", and it was included in the "Hidden Treasures" compilation.)

2004 re-issue re-mixed & remastered includes 4 bonus tracks:
9) Into the Lungs of Hell (Paul Lani Mix) (3:31)
10) Set the world Afire (Paul Lani Mix) (5:52)
11) Mary Jane (Paul Lani Mix) (4:08)
12) In My Darkest Hour (Paul Lani Mix) (6:13)

The original sound version is now out of print.

Recording information:

Mastered at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at The Entreprise, North Hollywood, CA.
Recorded at Music Grinder, Los Angeles, CA.

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