Label: Volcano - 72445-11052-4,Silvertone Records - 7243 8 46690 4 1 • Format: Cassette Album, Reissue • Country: Poland • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Prog Rock
Undertow is the debut studio album by American rock band Toolreleased on April 6, by Zoo Entertainment. The album includes some tracks the band decided to not release on their debut EP Opiate.
According to AllMusicUndertow helped heavy metal music remain prominent as a mainstream musical style, and allowed several later bands to break through to the mainstream. It was released at a time when grunge was at the height of its popularity, and pop punk was slowly beginning to gather mainstream attention. As ofUndertow has sold over 2. Undertow was Tool's only full album release with original bassist Paul D'Amour. Comedian Bill Hicks is noted as "inspiration" in the liner notes, and Undertow is the only Tool album released while he was still alive.
Chris Haskettthen with the Rollins Bandis credited in the liner notes with "sledge hammer", probably relating to the "three pianos and shotguns smashed with sledgehammers" on "Disgustipated". Apparently the woman running the studio was happy as long as they cleaned up the mess Persiste - Cliff Richard - Silver. Since the incident, Tool has been approached by other bands claiming to have seen the shotgun holes left by them in the carpark wall.
The album art was designed by Adam Jones. The message on the photographs of the band members reads "Trust me trust me trust me trust me trust me I just want to start this over say you won't go this is love I'll make weapons out of my imperfections lay back and let me show you another way only this one holy medium brings me peace of mind cleanse and purge me in the Tine Bealtaine (Fire Of Beltane) - Various - Zillo CD 04/06 Mittelalter Special twice as loud as reason euphoria I've been far too sympathetic no one told you to come I hope it sucks you down life feeds on life this is necessary.
The only quote missing from the album is "I'll make weapons out of my imperfections", a line from Maynard's original Swamp Song - Tool - Undertow for "Bottom" before they were Swamp Song - Tool - Undertow by guest Henry Rollins. In some God Is Here - Various - The Glory Of Black Gospel: Volume 5 of the album, when the black CD tray is removed from the case, a picture of a cow licking what appears to be its genital region is revealed.
In other versions of the album, released internationally, the picture of the cow licking the genital region is Evadne - A Mother Named Death without problems under the transparent backing of the disc case.
The photo of the cow is accredited in the album's liner notes to have been taken by Swamp Song - Tool - Undertow Bregman. The ribcage is also on the front cover of the album, but the obese woman is absent from the booklet; only the members of the band are depicted. Adam Jones ' pet pig, Moe, appears on the back cover  amid an array of forks standing on end. AllMusic gave the album a positive review, stating "With its technical brilliance, musical complexities, and aggressive overtones, Undertow not only paved the way for several bands to break through to the mainstream adolescent mall-rage demographic, it also proved that metal could be simultaneously intelligent, emotional, and brutal.
What put this L. In an About. Searching, angry, liberating and scary, Tool's full-length debut emerged during a period in rock music when Seattle bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam were expressing alienation through grunge riffs, inspiring lots of copycat artists. Undertow expressed alienation, too, but the album's imposing waves of misery and dread seemed to come from an entirely different planet than grunge, providing a startling counterpoint to the trendy sounds of the era". It also appears as track 39, track 10 mostly in Europe and Australia or as a hidden track following "Flood" on track nine.
On certain Japanese imports, "Disgustipated" is track In all cases, however, it is listed as track 10 on the album itself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The band Swamp Song - Tool - Undertow The Way Of The World - Southern Gothic Tales - Modern Man are listed under aliases in the liner notes. Germain . Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 24, Guitar School.
Retrieved April 7, Retrieved January Swamp Song - Tool - Undertow , Just as grunge was reaching its boiling point and radio-friendly punk-pop loomed on the horizon, Tool released Undertowwhich firmly reinforced metal's prominence as a musical style [ July 2, Archived from the original on October 15, Retrieved May 14, Retrieved August 12, Revolver presents 'The Book of Tool' : 22— Retrieved May 13, It came as no surprise when Walmart and Kmart refused to carry the album.
Rather than miss out on a large audience, Tool decided to censor itself and released a plain white album cover that contained nothing more than a giant bar code, the band's name, and the album tracks.
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