"Mary Jane" is not about marijuana, as is commonly thought; it is actually about a girl who takes up witchcraft, and seeks forgiveness from her father only to be buried alive as punishment.

Most of the lyrics refer to a man being haunted by the girl. Ironically, or perhaps intentionally, the song's last beat is on 4:20, a reference to marijuana.


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Music Genre: 

Heavy / Thrash Metal 

Album Production information:


The album: "Mary Jane" was produced by: Dave Mustaine and Randy Burns

Dave Mustaine ( full-name: David Scott Mustaine ) born 1961 in La Mesa, California and best known as Singer and Lead Guitarist of the American Thrash Metal band "Megadeth". Mustaine started his musical career around 1982-1983 in as lead guitarist of the Thrash Metal band "Metallica". In 1983 he formed "Fallen Angels" which was quickly replaced with his own band "Megadeth" at the end of 1983. He appears on the official Metallica album "Kill 'em All" and is guest musician on the 1987 album "Refuge Denied" by the Heavy Metal band "Sanctuary"

Michael Wagener - Producer, Mix Engineer

  Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his productions with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s.Pre-1970 Wagener and Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O) performed together in a German band called "Band X", which was a predecessor to Accept. Michael Wagener was the original guitarist for the German band Accept.

  Michael Wagener is president of Double Trouble Productions

  His productions include records from the bands: , Accept , Alice Cooper , Dokken , Extreme , Great White , Janet Jackson , Kane Roberts , Keel , King's X , Lordi , Megadeth , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Outrage , Overkill , Ozzy Osbourne , Raven , Renegade , Sergeant Steel , Skid Row , Smashed Gladys , Stryper , Testament , The Rasmus , Warrant , W.A.S.P. , White Lion and many others

Paul Lani - Producer, Sound Engineer

Randy Burns - Producer, Sound Engineer, Musician

  Randy Burns is an American Music producer , Sound Engineer , and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert , Agent Steel , Aversion , Bitter End , Chris Poland ( Band ), Crumbsuckers , Dark Age , Dark Angel , DBC , Dead End , Death , Excel , Helstar , Kreator , Leatherwolf , Lizzy Borden , Ludichrist , Megadeth , Morgoth , Mortal Sin , Nuclear Assault , Possessed , Suicidal Tendencies , Uncle Sam , Zoetrope.

Tim Carr - Executive Producer

Mark Wilkinson - Cover Art

Pete Cronin - Photography

Pete Cronin has been a photographer for over 30 years and has photographed rock bands like: Demon Pact, Avenger, Metallica, Exciter, English Dogs, Plasmatics, Briar, Bow Wow, Thin Lizzy, Alice in Chains, Megadeth and others.

Record Label: 

Capitol Records 12CL 489

Record Format

12" Vinyl Stereo Maxi-Single  Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country 

1988 Made in USA

Track Listing of: "Mary Jane"

The Songs/tracks on "Mary Jane" are

    Side One:
  1. Mary Jane
    Side Two:
  1. Hook in Mouth
  2. My Last Words

Album cover photos of : Megadeth Mary Jane 12" Maxi-Single

Front Cover Photo of "Mary Jane" Album
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Back Cover  Photo of "Mary Jane" Album
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Close-up Photo of "Mary Jane" Record Label 
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