Episode 66 is here, The wheel picks us the 1994 album by Megadeth, Youthanasia. This is one of Sav’s favorite metal bands. What will Mark think of it? It’s metal, or is it?
Youthanasia is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released on November 1, 1994, through Capitol Records. It is stylistically similar to their previous album, Countdown to Extinction (1992). The title is a play on words, implying that society is euthanizing its youth. The cover art features an elderly woman hanging babies by their feet on a seemingly endless clothes line, a direct reference to a line in the title track.
Youthanasia received positive reviews upon its release. It was commercially successful, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and in 1995 was certified platinum for shipping one million copies in the United States.
Dave Mustaine – guitars, vocals
David Ellefson – bass
Marty Friedman – lead guitar on all tracks
Nick Menza – drums
Jimmie Wood – harmonica on “Train of Consequences” and “Elysian Fields”
Producer/Mixer – Max Norman and Dave Mustaine
Assistant engineer – Mike Tacci
2nd assistant engineer and drum technician – Bruce Jacoby
Guitar/Bass/Amplifier Technician and effects programming, demo recording engineer – Michael Kaye
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
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