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Monster Magnet (EP)
Monster Magnet EP
Extended play by Monster Magnet
Released November 9 1990
Recorded June 1990 in Red Bank, New Jersey
Genre Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock
Length 27:41
Label Glitterhouse
Producer Monster Magnet
Monster Magnet chronology
We're Stoned, What Are You Going To Do About It?
(1990)
Monster Magnet (EP)
(1990)
Spine of God
(1991)

Monster Magnet is the eponymous debut EP by the New Jersey band of the same name. Recorded in 1989 after a series of demos had been self-released on cassette through that year it would be their debut studio release. The German label Glitterhouse Records would put it out while that same year two singles featuring four of the same songs saw release via different labels: Lizard Johnny (1990, Circuit Records) and Murder (1990, Primo Scree).

This would be the first Monster Magnet release that featured the band as a quartet and the only release to feature drummer Tom Diello. All of the songs except "Freak Shop USA" had appeared on their demos prior to this release. "Snake Dance" and "Nod Scene" would later be re-recorded for their debut album Spine of God which was released the next year. "Tractor" would later be re-recorded eight years later for the band's 1998 breakthrough Powertrip.

According to John McBain both singles came out after the release of the EP. In an interview via Freak Shop USA, John states the following: [The EP was recorded] Middle of June 1990 in Red Bank at the recording studio/loft of Chris McKenna, a friend and one time drummer for Existential Moped. He was great to work with. His Tom Sholtz loving assistant walked out during the first day. He couldn't stomach our music and quit after we recorded the basic tracks. A fitting beginning for Magnet, don't you think?".[1]

TracklistEdit

Monster Magnet - Monster Magnet EP (1990)

Monster Magnet - Monster Magnet EP (1990)

NOTE: Track 6 is only on the CD version.

  • 1. Snake Dance (3:21) (Wyndorf)
  • 2. Tractor (3:25) (Wyndorf)
  • 3. Nod Scene (From The Resin Scrapers) (7:15) (McBain, Wyndorf)
  • 4. Freak Shop USA (4:37) (McBain, Wyndorf)
  • 5. Lizard Johnny (5:25) (McBain, Wyndorf, Cronin)
  • 6. Murder (3:37) (Wyndorf)

PersonnelEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. / Freak Shop USA via Wayback Machine
V·T·E Monster Magnet
Current Members Dave WyndorfPhil CaivanoBob PantellaGarrett SweeneyAlec Morton
Past Members John McBainTim CroninTom DielloEd MundellJim BaglinoJoe CalandraJon KleimanMichael WildwoodChris Kosnik
Studio Albums Spine of GodSuperjudgeDopes To InfinityPowertripGod Says NoMonolithic Baby!4-Way DiabloMastermindLast PatrolMindfucker
Extended Plays Monster MagnetTabSuperjudge / She Digs That HoleDopes
Demo Albums and Remix Albums Forget About Life, I'm High On DopeWe're Stoned, What Are You Going To Do About It?The TAB RemixMilking the Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol Cobras and Fire: The Mastermind Redux
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. The Atomic BitchwaxGallery of MitesBlack NasaBlack NasaDaisycutterShrapnelThe Desert SessionsLove MonsterThe Ultra Electric Mega Galactic • Godspeed • Riotgod • Dirty Bird • Jakalope • Raging Slab • The Ribeye Brothers • A Thousand Knives of Fire • Love Among Freaks • Dog of Mystery • Pinque Phloyd • Acid Reich • The Wellwater Conspiracy • 9 Chambers • Human Remains
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