Megadeth’s bassist David Ellefson on a visit to his hometown of Jackson / MN on Saturday played a Southern Rock acoustic version of Megadeth’s 1992 classic “Symphony Of Destruction.”
The event promoted the launch of the coffee company of the bassist “Ellefson Coffee Co” and the version had Ron Keel on vocals with the other members of his band completing the presentation.
“Symphony of Destruction” was released as a single from Megadeth’s 1992 album, Countdown to Extinction. The lyrics explore the hypothetical situation where an average citizen is placed in a position where he runs the country while the public is led by a phantom government.
Penned by vocalist and frontman Dave Mustaine, the song received significant radio play and charted in various territories, making it one of Megadeth’s best known songs.
The song was generally well received by critics, and its accompanying music video by Wayne Isham initially received heavy rotation on MTV, but eventually became controversial and was edited because of an assassination scene that MTV felt was “too harsh”.
The video features each band member individually playing, with a mostly black-and-white nonlinear narrative revolving around a political candidate who is assassinated, and the massive amount of anarchy and riots caused by the event. The song has been featured in several sources of media, and has been covered by several bands.
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