"V" Is for Vagina

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"V" Is for Vagina
Studio album by Puscifer
Released October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Trip hop, post-industrial
Length 48:51
Label Sony BMG, Puscifer Entertainment
Producer Mat Mitchell, Puscifer
Puscifer chronology
Don't Shoot the Messenger
(2007)
"V" is for Vagina
(2007)
"V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes
(2008)
Singles from "V" Is for Vagina
  1. "Queen B."
    Released: November 2007
  2. "DoZo"
    Released: February 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Billboard unfavorable[2]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
Metal Hammer 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[3]

"V" Is for Vagina is the debut studio album by Maynard James Keenan's side project Puscifer, released on October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30). The album features a significantly different, electronic sound and arrangements than Keenan's other bands: the progressive Tool and alternative A Perfect Circle. Keenan himself compared the sound of "V" Is for Vagina to "driving around in your car listening to those old Motown hits, James Brown, and cool R&B stuff".[4] "V" is for Vagina has sold 112,000 copies.[5]

Release[edit]

The album was preceded by a non-album, retail-only single called "Cuntry Boner", released on October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02). Released a week later was an iTunes-only four track EP titled Don't Shoot the Messenger, with tracks previously released only on soundtracks.

On October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30), a second single, and first actual radio single from the album, "Queen B." was posted into a flash audio player on the official website, along with selected tracks by Keenan projects. On October 1, 2007 (2007-10-01), the video was posted on the Puscifer YouTube channel.[6] The video features several fully CGI Maynards as pawns in a chess game between two women. The album debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200, selling about 27,000 copies in its first week.[7] On October 7, 2007 (2007-10-07), "Trekka (Sean Beaven Mix)" was published on Puscifer.com. And on October 25, 2007 (2007-10-25), the entire album was put up for listening.

In a message Maynard sent out on October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27) he said that Target stores decided not to carry the album after seeing the cover image, and Walmart never even returned a call to carry the record. In Canada, the album was available at Walmart, but with a large sticker obscuring most of the cover.

On October 17, 2008, an official music video for the song Momma Sed was released online via the official Puscifer YouTube channel.[8]

Remix album[edit]

On April 28, 2008, a remix album with versions of tracks from "V" Is for Vagina was released, entitled "V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes.[citation needed]

Dub remix album[edit]

Additionally, on October 17, 2008, a dub remix album with versions of tracks from "V" Is for Vagina was released, entitled "D" Is for Dubby – The Lustmord Dub Mixes.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Queen B."   Maynard James Keenan, T. Alexander 3:56
2. "DoZo"   Keenan, B. Lustmord 4:00
3. "Vagina Mine"   Keenan 5:35
4. "Momma Sed"   Keenan, T. Commerford, B. Wilk, J. Polonsky 3:24
5. "Drunk with Power"   Keenan, B. Lustmord 5:01
6. "The Undertaker"   Keenan, D. Lohner 4:00
7. "Trekka"   Keenan, B. Lustmord 4:46
8. "Indigo Children"   Keenan 6:22
9. "Sour Grapes"   Keenan, J. Polonsky, T. Alexander 6:45
10. "REV 22:20" (Dry Martini Mix) Keenan, D. Lohner 5:08
E-Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "The Undertaker" (Spanish Fly Mix) 3:44
12. "Lighten Up, Francis"   4:10
13. "Queen B." (BLESTeNATION Mix) 3:25
14. "Momma Sed" (BLESTeNATION Mix) 4:47
15. "Queen B." (music video) 4:12

Vinyl edition track listing[edit]

Also on April 29, 2008, the album was released as a limited edition double vinyl album featuring two bonus tracks (which were also made available on the E-Deluxe Edition).

Side A:

  1. "Queen B." (M. Keenan, T. Alexander) – 3:56
  2. "DoZo" (Keenan, B. Lustmord) – 4:00
  3. "Lighten Up, Francis" (Keenan, T. Alexander) – 4:10

Side B:

  1. "Vagina Mine" (Keenan) – 5:35
  2. "Momma Sed" (Keenan, T. Commerford, B. Wilk, J. Polonsky) – 3:24
  3. "The Undertaker" (Spanish Fly Mix) – 3:44

Side C:

  1. "Drunk with Power" (Keenan, Lustmord) – 5:01
  2. "Trekka" (Keenan, Lustmord) – 4:46
  3. "Indigo Children" (Keenan) – 6:22

Side D:

  1. "The Undertaker" (Keenan, D. Lohner) – 4:00
  2. "Sour Grapes" (Keenan, Polonsky, Alexander) – 6:45
  3. "REV 22:20" (Dry Martini Mix) (Keenan, Lohner) – 5:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. V Is for Vagina– Puscifer at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. ^ Titus, Christa L. ""V" Is for Vagina". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 25 September 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Serpick, Evan (29 November 2007). "Puscifer: V Is For Vagina". Music Reviews. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Side Project Special: Puscifer". Alternative Press #230.2
  5. ^ "Yahoo Music". 
  6. ^ Puscifer profile. YouTube. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.
  7. ^ Hasty, Katie (November 7, 2007). ""Eagles Fly Past Britney To Debut At No. 1"". Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.
  8. ^ "youtube.com/pusciferdotcom".