Megadeth Releases “So Far, So Good…So What!” – January 19, 1988
Posted 1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM

Megadeth Releases “So Far, So Good…So What!” – January 19, 1988


Conversation starters:

  • It’s the 25th anniversary of Megadeth’s album “So Far, So Good…So What!” The album received a lot of criticism when it was released; what do you think of it?
  • Today marks the 25th anniversary of Megadeth’s “So Far, So Good…So What!” How should we celebrate?
  • Back in ’88, Megadeth released “So Far, So Good, So What!” Where does it rank among your favorite Megadeth albums?

Fast Facts

  • Released January 19th, 1988 via Capitol Records
  • Produced by Dave Mustaine and Paul Lani
  • It is the Megadeth’s only album recorded with Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, who were fired after the following tour
  •  “Set the World Afire” was written by Dave Mustaine after he was kicked out of Metallica
  • “502” is the U.S. Police code for a DUI
  • The year after the album is released, Dave Mustaine was arrested for impaired driving(“502”)
  • "In My Darkest Hour" was written in September 1986 after Dave heard about former Metallica bandmate and friend, Cliff Burton's death
  • Megadeth’s cover of “Anarchy in the U.K.” by the Sex Pistols featured erroneously altered lyrics attributed to Dave Mustaine admittedly mishearing the original lyrics
  • Despite eventually attaining platinum status, “So Far, So Good…So What!” was released to widespread critical panning
  • “Liar” is Dave Mustaine’s acrimonious send-off to disgraced former Megadeth member Chris Poland who was pawning band equipment to feed his drug habit
  • The opening of “Set the World Afire” is also heard in the teaser trailer for the post-apocalyptic video game Fallout 3. It is a sample from the song “I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire” by 1930’s vocal group, The Ink Spots

Track Listing

  1. Into The Lungs Of Hell
  2. Set The World Afire
  3. Anarchy In The U.K.
  4. Mary Jane
  5. 502
  6. In My Darkest Hour
  7. Liar
  8. Hook In Mouth

Billboard Charts

  • Billboard Top 200 – Peaked at #28 in 1988


  • Certified Platinum – May 26, 1998




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