Monolithic Baby!

Monolithic Baby! is the sixth studio album by American rock band Monster Magnet, released in 2004. It is a follow-up to 2000's God Says No. It would also be the first album featuring bassist Jim Baglino. Bob Pantella was hired to fill the band's drum position after the album's recording; the drums on the album were performed by Michael Wildwood.

Monolithic Baby!
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 25, 2004
RecordedSeptember/October 2003
GenreStoner rock, hard rock
Length54:23
LabelSPV
ProducerDave Wyndorf, Scott Humphrey
Monster Magnet chronology
Greatest Hits
(2003)
Monolithic Baby!
(2004)
4-Way Diablo
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
KNAC4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian2/5 stars[3]

The album features three cover songs – "There's No Way Out of Here" by Ken Baker. The song was originally recorded by Baker's English country rock band Unicorn[4][5] released in 1976 on their album Too Many Crooks (US title Unicorn 2). David Gilmour also recorded a version on his solo debut album. "The Right Stuff" by Robert Calvert is from his 1974 concept album, Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters, and Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs", the latter being available on the US edition of the album only.

Monolithic Baby! reached No. 13 in the German Charts.[6]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Dave Wyndorf except where noted.

  1. "Slut Machine" – 3:28
  2. "Supercruel" – 3:40
  3. "On the Verge" – 5:54
  4. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" – 3:42
  5. "Radiation Day" – 4:56
  6. "Monolithic" – 4:39
  7. "The Right Stuff" (Robert Calvert) – 4:32
  8. "There's No Way Out of Here" (Ken Baker) – 4:10
  9. "Master of Light" – 4:45
  10. "Too Bad" – 3:33
  11. "Ultimate Everything" – 7:26
  12. "CNN War Theme" – 3:35
  13. "King of Mars 2004" (bonus track) - 4:27
  14. "Venus in Furs" (Velvet Underground cover; bonus track) - 4:51

Tracks 13 and 14 are US bonus tracks. "King of Mars 2004" is a re-recording of the track "King of Mars" from Dopes to Infinity, and "Venus in Furs" is a The Velvet Underground cover from their 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Special editionEdit

Some special edition copies contain the two bonus tracks mentioned above and a bonus DVD with an interview with the band, live performances, and the uncensored music videos for "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" and "The Right Stuff".[citation needed]

PersonnelEdit

  • Dave Wyndorf – vocals, guitar
  • Ed Mundell – lead guitar
  • Phil Caivano – guitar
  • Jim Baglino – bass
  • Michael Wildwood – drums

Chart positionsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 46
Belgian Albums Chart (VL)[7] 37
German Albums Charts[6] 13
French Albums Chart[7] 140
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 19
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 26
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 7
Year Single Mainstream Rock Tracks
2004 "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" #31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Serba, John (May 25, 2004). "Allmusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved August 22, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Stingley, Mick (2004). "Monolithic Baby!". knac.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Pidd, Helen (February 12, 2004). "Album Review - Monster Magnet Monolithic Baby! The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved December 27, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Unicorn official site". Unicornmusic.net. Retrieved August 22, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Unicorn (12) Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved August 22, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Archived from the original on July 27, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Monster Magnet - Monolithic Baby!". australian-charts.com. Retrieved on November 14, 2013.