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So Far, So Good... So What!

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So Far, So Good...
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Album by Megadeth
Released January 19, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Thrash metal
Length 34 min 26 sec
Record label Capitol Records
Producer Dave Mustaine and Paul Lani
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 2˝ stars out of 5 Link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gk6gtq6ztu45)
Megadeth Chronology
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
(1986)
So Far, So Good... So What!
(1988)
Rust in Peace
(1990)

So Far, So Good... So What! is a music album by Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music).

"In My Darkest Hour" was written by Dave Mustaine shortly after Cliff Burton's death. Burton was the bassist for Metallica, which Mustaine was a part of in the early 80's.

"Anarchy in the U.K." is a cover version of a Sex Pistols song with alternate lyrics. This cover also features Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

Track listing

  1. "Into the Lungs of Hell" - 3:29
  2. "Set the World Afire" - 5:48
  3. "Anarchy in the U.K." - 3:00
  4. "Mary Jane" - 4:25
  5. "502" - 3:28
  6. "In My Darkest Hour" - 6:16
  7. "Liar" - 3:20
  8. "Hook In Mouth" - 4:40

Personnel


Songs

  • "Into the Lungs of Hell" refers to the Bible, where Michael the Archangel and his cohorts "thrust into the lungs of Hell" to attack Satan.
  • "Set the World Afire" was originally titled Megadeth, but was chosen instead for the band name.
  • "Anarchy in the U.K." is a Sex Pistols cover with incorrect lyrics.
  • "502" is the police traffic code for impaired driving, which Mustaine would be arrested for in 1990.
  • "In My Darkest Hour" was written in mourning of Cliff Burton, Metallica's former bassist.
  • "Liar" was written about former band member Chris Poland, who Dave Mustaine accuses of stealing guitars for drug money.
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