Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has said that he can still “hear what color the [cocaine] was” at different points on band’s debut album, “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!”
Speaking with The SDR Podcast, (via MetalSucks) David reflected on the album’s creative process back in 1985, when MEGADETH were apparently given $8,000 by Combat Records to go out and record their debut record. Unfortunately, the group had to fire the record’s producer due to the fact that they blew a ton of money on drugs and booze.
Elleson says: “It was so fun in the studio playing with him, because I tell you, every time I hear, like, [Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!] I can just hear, like, ‘Okay, snort a big rail–’ *SNIFF* ‘Okay, Rattlehead, GO!’
He continues: “And then by the time it gets to the break, I remember NEEDING a break — we’re just looking at each other, me, Dave, and [drummer Gar Samuelson] in the room, like — ‘ *pant pant pant* ‘Holy SHIT! That tempo was way faster than we wanted it to be!’
He adds: “I can hear what color the powder was that we snorted at various tempo shifts!”
You can listen to the full interview below.