Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
|Killing Is My Business...|
|Album by Megadeth|
|Recorded||December 1984 & January 1985|
|Length||31 min 12 sec|
|Record label||Combat Records|
|Producer||Dave Mustaine and Karat Faye|
|Q||3 out of 5||March 2000|
|Allmusic.com||3 out of 5||Link|
|Winnipeg Sun (Darryl Sterdan)||Favourable||February 15, 2002|
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"These Boots" is a cover version of a Nancy Sinatra song with alternate lyrics. It was removed from the 1996 re-release because she demanded royalties for the song. The 2002 deluxe edition includes the track with the alternate lyrics bleeped out.
"Mechanix" was written by Dave Mustaine when he was in the speed metal band Panic, before he joined Metallica. Metallica's version of the song is slower, contains new lyrics (written by Hetfield after Mustaine was kicked out), and has a breakdown in the middle, the Megadeth version of the song is much faster and more straightforward. The solo at the end of both songs is essentially the same, although the Metallica version (played by Kirk Hammett) is much slower to match the pace of the song. "The Four Horsemen" can be found on the Metallica album Kill 'Em All.
- "Last Rites/Loved to Deth" – 4:40
- "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" – 3:06
- "The Skull Beneath the Skin" – 3:47
- "These Boots" – 4:39
- "Rattlehead" – 3:43
- "Chosen Ones" – 2:55
- "Looking Down the Cross" – 5:02
- "Mechanix" – 4:22
The deluxe edition released by Sanctuary Records in 2002 had three extra demo tracks:
- "Last Rites/Loved to Deth"
- "The Skull Beneath the Skin"