Dopes to Infinity

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Dopes to Infinity
Studio album by Monster Magnet
Released March 21, 1995
Recorded 1994 at The Magic Shop and Electric Lady Studios in New York
Genre Stoner metal, space rock, psychedelic rock
Length 62:21
Label A&M
Producer Dave Wyndorf
Monster Magnet chronology
Superjudge
(1993)
Dopes to Infinity
(1995)
Powertrip
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[2]
Rock Hard (de) 10/10[3]

Dopes to Infinity is the third album by New Jersey rock band Monster Magnet. It was released on March 21, 1995.

Overview[edit]

The song "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" became the band's first hit single, after having appeared the previous year in different form in the American movie S.F.W.. Other tracks, such as the title track and "Dead Christmas" however, received little or no airplay, resulting in sales of the album being only slightly better than their previous album, Superjudge. The album did reach #51 on the UK Charts and #30 in the German Charts.[4]

A shorter version of the song "Look to Your Orb for the Warning" appears in the soundtrack of the film The Matrix.

A music video was made for the song "Negasonic Teenage Warhead".

In 2011, Monster Magnet revisited the album when they embarked on "Dopes To Infinity 2011: The European Tour", performing the album live in its entirety at several European locations.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Dopes to Infinity was ranked number 406 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dave Wyndorf, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dopes to Infinity"     5:43
2. "Negasonic Teenage Warhead"     4:28
3. "Look to Your Orb for the Warning"     6:32
4. "All Friends and Kingdom Come"     5:38
5. "Ego, the Living Planet"     5:07
6. "Blow 'Em Off"     3:51
7. "Third Alternative"     8:33
8. "I Control, I Fly"   Wyndorf, Jon Kleiman 3:18
9. "King of Mars"     4:33
10. "Dead Christmas"     3:54
11. "Theme from "Masterburner""   Wyndorf, Joe Calandra 5:06
12. "Vertigo"     5:41
Total length:
62:21

Australian Tour edition bonus disc[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart[6] 77
German Albums Chart[7] 30
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 17
UK Albums Chart 51
US Top Heatseekers[8] 22
Year Single Modern Rock Tracks Mainstream Rock Tracks
1995 "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" #26 #19

Miscellanea[edit]

  • During the early days of MTV2 (1998), in between music videos, a conversation in the woods of two stoner types was shown whereby one of the two mentions that Dopes to Infinity was one of the best albums of all time.
  • The track "Look to Your Orb for the Warning" was featured on The Matrix soundtrack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom. "Dopes to Infinity". Entertainment Weekly. March 24, 1995, cited December 26, 2013
  3. ^ Kress, Hanno. "Rock Hard review". issue 93. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ [1] musicline.de (german, 10.07.2010)
  5. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 46. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  6. ^ a b "Monster Magnet - Dopes to Infinity". australian-charts.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2013.
  7. ^ [2] musicline.de. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Top Heatseekers". allmusic.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2013.