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"Undertow"
Undertow
Artist: Tool
Length: 68:06
Previous release:
Opiate (EP)
Next release:
Ænima

Undertow is the debut full-length album by American rock band Tool, released in 1993. According to Allmusic, Undertow 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. Allmusic saw the album's success in the "striking, haunting visuals that complemented the album's nihilistic yet wistful mood." It was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA on May 14, 2001. As of July 7, 2010, Undertow has sold 2,910,000 copies in the US.

The album spawned two singles, Prison Sex and Sober.

Track listingEdit

No. Track Credits Length
1 Intolerance Tool 4:54
2

Prison Sex

Tool 4:56
3 Sober Tool 5:06
4 Bottom Tool and Henry Rollins 7:14
5 Crawl Away Tool 5:29
6 Swamp Song Tool 5:31
7 Undertow Tool 5:21
8 Tool 6:02
9 Flood Tool 7:45
69 Disgustipated Tool 15:47
Total: 68:06


"Disgustipated" is track 69 on most pressings in North America (tracks 10-68 are silent and are about 1 second in length). It also appears as track 39, track 10 (mostly in Europe) or as a hidden track following "Flood" on track 9. On certain Japanese imports, "Disgustipated" is track 70, with a short live version of "Flood" as track 71.

Credits[1]Edit

Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
Copyright (c) – BMG Music
Manufactured By – BMG Music
Manufactured By – BMG Music
Recorded At – Grand Master Studios
Mixed At – Ameraycan Studios
Pressed By – Disc Manufacturing, Inc.

A&r – Matt Marshall
Art Direction – Adam Jones
Artwork [3d Art] – Adam, Len Burge III, Paul D'Amour
Artwork [Art Concept] – Tool
Artwork [Creative Direction] – K. Lee Hammond
Bass [Bottom Feeder] – Paul D'Amour
Drums [Membranophones] – Danny Carey
Electronics [Machines] – Eric Anest
Engineer – Sylvia Massy
Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Chris Olivas
Engineer [Assistant Recording] – Brad Cook, Robert Fayer
Guitar [Bastardineter] – Adam Jones
Mixed By – Ron St. Germain (tracks: 1 to 68), Sylvia Massy (tracks: 69)
Other [Models] – Laurie Ann Arden, Richard Hawkins
Photography By – Dean Karr
Photography By [Cow Photo] – Danielle Bregmann
Photography By [Radiographic Photo] – Craig Caton
Producer – Sylvia Massy, Tool
Vocals [Möstresticator] – Maynard James Keenan
Written-By – Henry Rollins (tracks: 4), Tool

Recorded at Grand Master Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at Ameraycan Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Tracks 10 to 68 are each 0:01 of silence.
tmk(s) • registered • marca(s) registrada bmg music except zoo entertainment logo
℗ & © 1993 bmg music
manufactured and distributed by bmg music
printed in u.s.a

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.discogs.com/Tool-Undertow/release/1396044

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