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Th1rt3en Best: Dave Mustaine Of Megadeth's Favourite Albums
Mark Eglinton , March 16th, 2016 12:19

Continuing our celebration of three decades since 1986 marked a pivotal moment for thrash, the co-founder, singer and guitarist of one of the "Big Four" gives Mark Eglinton a rundown of his most formative records


UFO – Phenomenon
Great record for me. Although I had a hard time comprehending that the guitar player in the band was 19 years old when he did it. I was never really a huge, huge fan of the way Phil Mogg sang, but I loved him as the singer for UFO. To me there was nothing heavier at that time: screaming vocals, shredding guitar and Pete Way was as dangerous a bass player as there was at that time. Also, UFO was my permission to be the guitar player I wanted to be. It was as if there were no age requirements. I remember to this day, when we went from Huntington Beach up to the mountains to go skiing, we always took UFO and AC/DC. Also, Michael Schenker was probably the reason that I picked up a Flying V, because I liked the way that it looked on him. He's a tremendously talented player who has had a very turbulent career. I'd love nothing more than to see him jump back in Scorpions and have them do some dates with Megadeth. Or maybe UFO would get back together and do Force It, Lights Out and Phenomenon live again. Those records set me on my course.