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

Last Rites


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7 reviews (avg. 92%)
1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth 04:16   Show lyrics
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2. Mechanix 03:59   Show lyrics
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3. The Skull Beneath the Skin 03:11   Show lyrics
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Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals
David Ellefson Bass
Gar Samuelson (R.I.P. 1999) Drums
Read Dave...You Animal 95% AxlFuckingRose December 11th, 2021
Read This is what getting thrown... 95% Inhuman_Abomination October 29th, 2020
Read Holy Shit. This is fast. 98% RRMustaineRR June 24th, 2012
Read The Horseman's Mechanic. 88% hells_unicorn April 18th, 2007
Read Best riffset ever. 97% langstondrive December 15th, 2003
Read A highly competent demo. 87% Minion December 15th, 2003
Read Vicious... uncontrolled!!! 84% UltraBoris October 18th, 2002

While David Ellefson gave a detailed account of the recording of this demo on his Instagram profile on June 28th, 2023 following early Megadeth drummer Lee Rauch's death in which he "sets record straight" in that Gar Samuelson was the drummer on this recording that was released in summer '84, Dave Mustaine has said a number of times that Rauch was the drummer on this demo.

The remastered version of Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! features this demo as bonus tracks.

"Loved to Deth" is indeed spelled that way - the extra "a" was added for the album version.

A version of "Rattlehead" from the same recording session has circulated in the underground, but was never officially on the demo.

A certain vinyl bootleg includes "Last Rites / Loved to Deth" and "Skull Beneath the Skin", mistitled as "Rock Me" and "You and Me".

Recording information:

Recorded at Hitman Studios in Hollywood, California.

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