Music Video of the Day: Wake Up Dead by Megadeth (1987, directed by Penelope Spheeris)


In this video, Megadeth performs behind a wire fence while their fans attempt to get to the band.  It doesn’t have much to do about the song, which is about a man sneaking back into his house after cheating on his girlfriend.  But it probably is a fair representation of what it was like to be in a popular thrash metal band in the 80s.

Directing this video was Penelope Spheeris, who has previously celebrated metal in the documentary, The Decline of Wester Civilization Part II.  Spheeris would later direct the film for which she is best remembered, Wayne’s World.

Enjoy!

One response to “Music Video of the Day: Wake Up Dead by Megadeth (1987, directed by Penelope Spheeris)

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