MEGADETH's 'Killing Is My Business' Digipack LP Miniature CD Available

June 5, 2009

A limited-edition "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" digipack LP miniature CD from MEGADETH has just been made available via and

This is a limited U.K. pressing of MEGADETH's classic 1985 debut album, housed in a miniature gatefold LP sleeve. The CD itself is made to look like a mini LP and is pressed on black plastic with grooves on the top to imitate a LP.

"Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!" features the first of many cover songs performed by MEGADETH — a speed metal version of NANCY SINATRA's classic "These Boots Are Made For Walking", with lyrics altered by mainman Dave Mustaine. The song sparked controversy in later years when the song's original author, Lee Hazlewood, deemed Mustaine's changes to be "vile and offensive", and demanded that the song be removed from the album. Under threat of legal action, the song was removed from all pressings released after 1995. In 2002, however, the album was re-released with a partial version of the song, though with the altered lyrics censored by a "beep." In the "Killing Is My Business..." deluxe edition liner notes, Mustaine is strongly critical of Hazlewood and notes Hazlewood received royalties for almost 10 years before objecting to the altered version.

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