I think "Peace Sells" shows maturity on the bands part as far as song writing and the band playing together and having an overall better group sound. Just because we did a lot of touring in the first year and we've been playing around a lot together which makes the band a lot tighter when you tour a lot. I think that "Killing" is the first chapter and "Peace Sells" is chapter two.David Ellefson / Megadeth interview, Metal Meltdown #1, 1987
"Peace Sells" has been doing real good for us. Worldwide as well, not just here in the states. We've been able to get a lot of exposure to the band through press, magazines, and radio. And this last tour, we seemed to have real good attendence at our shows. Especially "Peace Sells", everyone knows the lyrics to it and stuff. We don't even have to fuckin' sing the songs because everybody knows the lyrics.
"Peace Sells" came out at the end of September (86) and we started this tour in the middle of October until mid-December. We just did dates all across North America. We were headling all of the shows except a few on the west coast which we did with Motorhead. The shows went real well.David Ellefson / Megadeth interview, Metal Meltdown #1, 1987
...we had a guy who had suggested us that we do the song ["I Ain't Superstitious"]. We were like, "Well, ya know, what the hell? Maybe, maybe not! Fuck you!" - this kind of shit. We went in the studio. We had ben there all day recording and it was about 4:00 in the morning. We were all kickin' back, drinking some brews, relaxing a little bit. We just started to fuck around with it a little bit. Me, Dave, and Gar were all just sitting around, trying to get the song together. Chris say in the guitar room, picked up his guitar, and wailed through some leads real quick. Almost all the leads that he did were first takes. In fact, I think all of them are. He did a couple takes of the ledas but the best ones he got were the first ones. After we kind of felt that it might work out, because it was just like a loose jam, we figured, "What the hell?, We'll just keep it on tape and see what happens with it." As it turned out, it turned out to be pretty good. We rearranged it a little bit ourselves.David Ellefson / Megadeth interview, Metal Meltdown #1, 1987