First re-release of the third full-length studio album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
A largely uninspired effort recorded with a new guitarist and drummer, "So Far, So Good...So What!" lacks the conceptual unity and musical bite of "Peace Sells...", which helps push much of its lyrical material into the realm of self-parody, as Mustaine rants about the PMRC, the apocalypse, ex-girlfriends, and other people he is angry with, while hinting at the depth of his substance abuse problem with "502", a paean to driving drunk. The album wants to sound threatening but mostly comes off as forced and somewhat juvenile; typical is the embarrassing cover of "Anarchy in the U.K.", which is played in Megadeth's tightly controlled riffing style and without the looseness of the original, making it sound stilted and stiff - and Mustaine doesn't even get the lyrics right. This one is for diehards only.
It is the band's only album recorded with Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, who were fired immediately after the subsequent tour. This album features one of the first songs Dave Mustaine wrote for Megadeth, which was "Set The World Afire", being the first song he wrote after being fired from Metallica. He later admitted writing the lyrics during his journey home from the departure.
"So Far, So Good… So What!" sold 400000 copies one month after its release, becoming Megadeth's fastest selling album at that point. The record eventually went Platinum and indicated Megadeth's forthcoming emergence from the Underground scene.
Limited Edition Remastered 180 gram Audiophile Quality faithfully restored vinyl.
Capitol Records, LLC, 1988/2009 (C1-48148). Made in EU.
1. Into The Lungs Of Hell 3:22
2. Set The World Afire 5:48
3. Anarchy In The U.K. 3:01
4. Mary Jane 4:24
5. 502 3:29
6. In My Darkest Hour 6:26
7. Liar 3:20
8. Hook In Mouth 4:48
Total playing time: 34:38 min.