I am currently reading Dave Mustaine’s autobiography Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir and I cam across an interesting story about the recording of the first Megadeth record Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good. Back in te day, Dave explains that you didn’t want to do too many songs because they would bleed together on vinyl and so the band when recording on their incredibly low budget had seven completed tracks So, it was only natural that they were looking to record a final track for the record and the idea of cover came up. What cover would the band choose for their debut album? They could cover an iconic rock track like every other band in the world or they could do their own thing an be unique. Dave Mustaine made the executive decision to cover the Nancy Sinatra song These Boots Were Made For Walking. It took a little convincing, but Mustaine was able to get everyone aboard as they interpreted the song in their own way as well as modifying some of the lyrics on the track. The only problem is that the original writer of the song Lee Hazelwood had expressed how much he hated the track, but Mustaine explains in the book that he only complained about the track when the royalty checks stopped coming in the mail. Check out the track below and check out Dave’s book as well.

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