Dopes to Infinity by Monster Magnet (CD, Mar-2003, A&M (USA))
About this product
|Record Label:||A&M (USA)|
|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
1. Dopes to Infinity
2. Negasonic Teenage Warhead
3. Look to Your Orb for the Warning
4. All Friends and Kingdom Come
5. the Living Planet Ego
6. Blow 'Em Off
7. Third Alternative
8. I Fly I Control
9. King of Mars
10. Dead Christmas
11. Theme From "Masterburner"
|Playing Time:||62 min.|
|Producer:||Steve Rosenthal, Dave Wyndorf|
Monster Magnet: Dave Wyndorf (vocals, guitar, bass, Mellotron, Theremin, organ, percussion, bells); Ed Mundell (guitar, bass, background vocals); Joe Calandra (bass, guitar, background vocals); Jon Kleiman (drums, percussion, bass, background vocals).Additional personnel: Tim Cronin (percussion).Recorded at The Magic Shop and Electric Lady Studios, New York.All songs written or co-written by Dave Wyndorf.DOPES TO INFINITY includes an unlisted multimedia video clip.Personnel: Dave Wyndorf (vocals, guitar, organ, Mellotron, percussion, bells, Theremin); Joe Calandra (guitar, bass guitar, background vocals); Ed Mundell (guitar, background vocals); Jon Kleiman (drums, percussion, background vocals).Recording information: Electric Lady Studios; The Magic Shop, New York, NY.Traveling within the same musical sphere as Soundgarden and White Zombie, Monster Magnet's DOPES TO INFINITY is awash in thunderous rhythms and pounding chords. While Black Sabbath is an easy reference point, Monster Magnet counts this highly influential group as but one ingredient in their heavy soup. Doom and gloom are more condiments than main course, although they're the crux behind songs like "Ego, The Living Planet," on which Dave Wyndorf's disembowled howling and Ed Mundell's bombed-out, fuzz guitar are the soundtrack to Dante's descent.Wyndorf, Monster Magnet's conceptual visionary, is an architect of sound whose tools include odd instruments like Mellotron and theremin. He uses them to paste together noises that hint at a love of the bizarre. Swirling, sitar-like waves of sound coil around the core of the appropriately named "Vertigo," while the guitar solo in "King Of Mars" includes scratchy blips that bring to mind an interplanetary transmission gone bad. "All Friends And Kingdom Come," an acid-drenched piece of hypnotic psychedelia, speaks of mushroom clouds and futuristic prophecies.Monster Magnet's skill in the recording studio, coupled with a limitless imagination, makes DOPES TO INFINITY a one-way trip to Bizarro World.
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- rock2rock206Dec 11, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Dopes to infinity...
One of my favorite CD!
It rocks & it's original.
- 123pennyzJan 31, 2013by
MONSTER MAGNET'S "Dopes To Infinity" a must-have album. By J
Monster Magnet. One of the most original, cutting-edge, surreal, enduring and just plain kick-ass bands of the last two-plus decades. Fronted by self-proclaimed Rock God Dave Wyndorf, Monster Magnet continues to push all conventions aside and do whatever the hell they want. Pioneering what I lovingly refer to as "Space Rock", Monster Magnet is truly one-of-a-kind.
"Dopes To Infinity", their 3rd release, in this writer's opinion, is one of their GREATEST works to date. It just feels like everything fits into place on this record. In again, my humble opinion, this album seems to have become a template for some of their future releases. Songs like "Blow Em Off" and "Dead Christmas" seem like the original grooves that were updated on future releases like "Powertrip" & "God Says No". But here on "Dopes" you get the real deal, straight from the heart.
The first three songs (all connected like 1 big opus) really set the tone for whats to come- not only on this record, but with MONSTER MAGNET PERIOD. Tracks 1, 2 &3 (Dopes to Infinity, Negasonic Teenage Warhead & Look To Your Orb For The Warning) just rock so hard and fit together like Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions": You simply just don't EVER want to hear them alone- they BELONG together. Same with this record.
This record holds a special place in MY heart. I was lucky enough to be invited to the release party for Rage Against The Machine's second release "Evil Empire". As we all packed our way into Club Dragonfly and eagerly waited for Rage to take the stage, I heard something that would change me forever. The DJ was playing Dopes To Infinity from the beginning of the record to the end. I hadn't heard ANYTHING like them before, so I asked the DJ who they were. After that fateful day, MONSTER MAGNET has always been on my playlist.
Dopes To Infinity really does showcase MONSTER MAGNET at their best. Along with their follow-ups, The INCREDIBLE "Powertrip" and "God Says No" and "Monolithic, Baby!" "Dopes" is a definite MUST HAVE.
All you have to do is look at group leader and main songwriter/musician/lyricist and all-around rock-star frontman Dave Wyndorf and you'll know you're in for one hell of a ride. Dave is a musical mastermind (no pun intended...), creating and crafting almost every song HIMSELF, often times playing EVERY instrument on their studio recordings. In this writers humble opinion, he's one of the most underrated musicians working today, PERIOD.
Their live performances defy explanation. They simply have to be seen to be believed. Dave Wyndorf is truly a rock and roll frontman, and you'd be hard pressed to find the like ANYWHERE today.
To sum up, YOU NEED THIS RECORD. If you're a metal fan, or even jus a casual rocker, "Dopes To Infinity" is a masterpiece that will surly quench your desire for ego-driven space-rock. There's simply nothing like this band.
Jason Zellman firstname.lastname@example.orgRead full review
- 59256727@delete...Dec 8, 2006by
Don't leave Earth without it
Well, if going on a trip into infinity means a trip into forever, going on and on and on, AND on, I would DEFINITELY take my Monster Magnet with me for the ride. I can listen to their music over and over and over and over and there's no ad nauseum ad infinitum... well, the music is fantastic in the truest sense. It has a blend of fantasy, science fiction, psychedelia, reminds me of comic book space heroes, of old SF movies, and it's just plain fun. I like the "tough humor." Comic book heroes, space cowboys oughta be tough. The rhythm is driving and compelling, maybe at times even hypnotic but will definitely not put anyone to sleep.