Megadeth - So Far So Good So What ( Canada Combat records ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is the Canadian release of "So Far, So Good... So What!" the third studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1988. It is the band's only album recorded with Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, who were fired immediately after the subsequent tour. 

 

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Album Description:

Megadeth's "So Far, So Good, So What" 12" vinyl LP album was released on 19 January 1988, on Combat Records. The Canadian release of the album features a slightly different track listing than the US version, and has become a sought-after collector's item for fans of the thrash metal genre.

The album artwork features a menacing figure on the front cover, with a backdrop of flames and destruction. The figure, which appears to be a combination of a demon and a human, holds a large gun in its hand. The artwork sets the tone for the album, which explores themes of violence, war, and political corruption.

The Canadian release of "So Far, So Good, So What" features eight tracks, including the singles "In My Darkest Hour" and "Hook in Mouth". The album features the classic Megadeth lineup of Dave Mustaine on vocals and guitar, David Ellefson on bass, Jeff Young on guitar, and Chuck Behler on drums. The album showcases the band's technical skills, with fast guitar riffs, complex drumming, and Mustaine's signature vocals.

The Canadian release of "So Far, So Good, So What" features a slightly different track listing than the US version. The album opens with the track "Into the Lungs of Hell," which features a guitar instrumental that leads into the second track, "Set the World Afire".

The lyrics on "So Far, So Good, So What" deal with a range of dark and controversial topics, including war, drug addiction, and political corruption. The track "In My Darkest Hour" is a tribute to late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, and features lyrics such as "In my hour of need / Ha, you're not there / And though I reached out for you / Wouldn't lend a hand". The track "Hook in Mouth" deals with the topic of censorship, with lyrics such as "Got your degree in philosophy / And now you're lecturing me / You're trying to make me feel like a fool / Until I prove you wrong".

"So Far, So Good, So What" has become a classic of the thrash metal genre and has been praised by fans and critics alike. The album's intense and complex musical content, combined with its controversial lyrics and artwork, have cemented its place in the history of heavy metal. The Canadian release of the album is a rare and sought-after collector's item for fans of Megadeth and thrash metal.

Music Genre:

  Thrash Metal American 

Packaging Information:

  This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photo of Megadeth.

Album Production Information:

The album: "MEGADETH - So Far So Good So What" was produced by: Dave Mustaine and Paul Lani

Tim Carr - Executive Producer

Michael Wagener - Producer, Mix Engineer

Paul Lani - Producer, Sound Engineer

Stephen Marcussen - Mastering Engineer

Matt Freeman - Sound Engineer

Record Label Information:

  Capitol Combat CI 48148  

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 220 gram  
Year & Country:  1988 Canada  
Band Members and Musicians on: Megadeth So Far So Good So What
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dave Mustaine - Vocals, Guitar, Producer

    Dave Mustaine  ( full-name: David Scott Mustaine ) born 1961 in La Mesa, California. He is the co-founder, lead vocalist, and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Megadeth, which was formed in 1983. Mustaine is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians in the thrash metal genre and is considered a pioneer of the American thrash metal scene.

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    Mustaine was originally a member of the band Metallica , but he was eventually fired from the band due to personal and musical differences. He went on to form Megadeth , which became one of the "big four" of the thrash metal genre along with Metallica , Slayer , and Anthrax .

    Throughout his career, Mustaine has been recognized for his musical abilities and innovative style, and he has been awarded numerous accolades and awards, including several Grammy nominations. He is known for his fast and complex guitar playing, as well as his powerful vocals and distinctive songwriting.

    In addition to his work with Megadeth, Mustaine has been involved in various other musical projects and has collaborated with a number of other musicians. He is also a published author and has been involved in various business ventures and charitable causes throughout his career.

  • Chuck Behler - Drums

      Charles Conrad "Chuck" Behler an American musician best known for his work as a drummer in the heavy metal band Megadeth. He was born on May 13, 1965, in the United States and started playing drums at a young age. Behler joined Megadeth in 1987 and performed on their third studio album "So Far, So Good... So What!" and the subsequent tour.

    B ehler's drumming style is characterized by his speed, precision, and technical prowess. He often used double bass drumming and intricate fills to drive the band's aggressive sound. Behler's contributions to "So Far, So Good... So What!" helped to solidify Megadeth's reputation as one of the most musically talented bands in the metal scene.

     After his tenure with Megadeth, Behler continued to work in the music industry. He performed with other bands, such as Doug Marks' Metal Method and Altitudes & Attitude, a side project featuring Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Behler also worked as a session musician and producer.

     Behler's legacy in the heavy metal scene is cemented by his contributions to one of Megadeth's most iconic albums. His technical skill and powerful drumming style continue to influence and inspire drummers around the world. Despite not being as well-known as some of his contemporaries, Behler remains an important figure in the history of heavy metal music.

  • Dave Ellefson - Bass, Vocals
  • Dave Ellefson o-founder of Megadeth. Master of the bass. Dave Ellefson's story is the inside look at thrash metal's rise. Discover his journey now.

  • Jeff Young - Guitar
  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Young an American Guitar player born in 1962 Ann Arbor, Michigan. He started his musical career as a guitar teacher and replaced his student ( Jay Reynolds / Chris Poland ) in the American Thrash Metal band "Megadeth" , with whom he recorded the album "So Far, So Good... So What!."."

Track Listing of: "So Far So Good So What"

The Song/tracks on "So Far So Good So What" are

    Side One:
  1. Into the Lungs of hell
  2. Set the World afire
  3. Anarchy in the U.K:
  4. Mary Jane
    Side Two:
  1. 502
  2. In my Darkest Hour
  3. Liar
  4. Hook in the Mouth
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Band Description:

  Megadeth is a thrash metal band that was formed in 1983 by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. The band has released over 15 studio albums, selling over 50 million records worldwide. Megadeth is considered to be one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal, along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax.

  History

  After being fired from Metallica in 1983, Dave Mustaine returned to Los Angeles and formed Megadeth with David Ellefson, Greg Handevidt, and Dijon Carruthers. The band's first album, "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!", was released in 1985 and showcased the band's aggressive thrash metal sound. However, the band's early years were marked by numerous lineup changes, with Mustaine being the only constant member.

  Megadeth's breakthrough album, "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?", was released in 1986 and featured the hit single "Peace Sells". The album's political lyrics and heavy sound appealed to a growing audience of thrash metal fans, and it established Megadeth as a major force in the genre. The band's next two albums, "So Far, So Good... So What!" and "Rust in Peace", continued to cement their reputation as one of the top thrash metal bands.

  In the early 1990s, Megadeth's popularity began to wane, and the band struggled with substance abuse and internal conflicts. However, they rebounded with the release of "Countdown to Extinction" in 1992, which became their most commercially successful album to date. The album's more accessible sound and lyrics appealed to a wider audience, and it earned Megadeth a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.

  Over the next two decades, Megadeth continued to release albums and tour extensively, maintaining their status as one of the top thrash metal bands in the world. They have faced numerous lineup changes, with Mustaine remaining the only consistent member throughout the band's history. In 2020, the band released their 16th studio album, "Dystopia", which received critical acclaim and earned the band their first Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

  Musical Style

  Megadeth's musical style is characterized by fast, aggressive guitar riffs, complex song structures, and politically charged lyrics. Dave Mustaine's distinctive guitar playing style, which emphasizes intricate solos and rapid-fire picking, has influenced countless heavy metal guitarists. The band's sound is heavily influenced by classical music, with many of their songs featuring complex arrangements and multiple movements.

  Lyrically, Megadeth often tackles political and social issues, including war, government corruption, and environmentalism. Many of their songs also address personal struggles, such as addiction and mental illness. Mustaine's lyrics are often introspective and vulnerable, and they have resonated with a generation of heavy metal fans.

  Impact

  Megadeth's impact on the world of heavy metal cannot be overstated. Along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, they are considered to be one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal, and they have inspired countless heavy metal bands over the past three decades. Their aggressive sound and politically charged lyrics have influenced the development of numerous sub-genres of heavy metal, including death metal, black metal, and progressive metal.