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"Opiate (EP)"
Opiate
Artist: Tool
Length: 26:52
Previous release:
72826
Next release:
Undertow
Opiate is an EP by American rock band Tool. It was produced and engineered by Sylvia Massy and former Minor Threat bassist Steve Hansgen. Released in 1991, it was the result of some two years of the band playing together after their formation in 1989. "Opiate" preceded Tool's first full-length album, Undertow, by a year. It is named after a quote by Karl Marx: "Religion [...] is the opium of the masses". The EP was certified platinum by the RIAA on April 1, 2004. As of July 7, 2009, Opiate has sold 1,155,000 Copies in the US.

The EP spawned one single, Hush.

Track listingEdit

No. Track Credits Length
1 Sweat Tool 3:46
2 Hush Tool 2:58
3 Part of Me Tool 3:17
4 Cold and Ugly Tool 4:09
5 Jerk-Off Tool 4:23
6 Opiate Tool 8:28
Total: 26:52


  • "Cold and Ugly" was recorded December 31, 1991 at the Jello Loft in Hollywood, California
  • "Jerk-Off" was recorded January 1, 1992 at the Jello Loft in Hollywood, California
  • "Opiate" ends at 5:20. The hidden track, "The Gaping Lotus Experience " begins at 6:06

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