God Lives Underwater (EP)

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God Lives Underwater
Art Direction and Design: Christine Cano
EP by God Lives Underwater
Released January 24, 1995
Recorded 1993
Genre Industrial rock, electronica, techno
Length 24:49
Label American
Producer Gary Richards and Rick Rubin
God Lives Underwater chronology
God Lives Underwater
(1995)
Empty
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 7.5/10 stars

God Lives Underwater was the first EP released by God Lives Underwater in 1995 but recorded in 1993. "No More Love" was also released on the band's second album Empty. The song "Drag Me Down" was featured in the movie The Doom Generation and the song "No More Love" was featured in the movie Johnny Mnemonic.

Musical and lyrical themes[edit]

The musical style of God Lives Underwater is a constantly contested issue and the genres that the band are categorized in vary depending on the source, however, the band is generally regarded as industrial rock, while showing influences of many different genres.[2][3] The influence of electronica, can be seen throughout the songs "No More Love," and "Try." Most songs include a portion of techno,[4] including the beginning of "No More Love." All songs are mainly classified as Industrial Rock, because the genre dominates in comparison to the rest of the genres.

The "No More Love" music video depicts the natural side of God Lives Underwater.

The album featured David Reilly as lead vocals, who has been with them since the formation of the band, which eventually led to them performing for American Recordings in 1995.

Reception[edit]

The God Lives Underwater EP was not as popular when it comes to ratings as other albums, but when it was rated, the reception was generally fair-to-well. Allmusic stated that "...the heavily compressed production on opening song 'Drag Me Down' lacks the more full-bodied beat and bass punch of the remainder of the EP. 'No More Love' sets things to rights, while 'Lonely Again' is the best song on the disc, with an echoed, beautifully epic guitar intro and a moody melancholy captured in both the singing and the slow music." Allmusic gave it 2.5, out of 5 stars. Rolling Stone gave it 7.5 out of 10 stars.

"No More Love" was a released as a single, and was later included on the band's 1995 full-length album Empty. Two music videos were shot for the song. The first featured the band playing outside, opening with cooling towers from a nuclear power plant. This video later appeared in the 1996 PlayStation game Slamscape. A second video was shot in conjunction with the song's use in the 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic, which was based on a short story by William Gibson.

Track listing[edit]

All songs performed by God Lives Underwater.

God Lives Underwater Extended Play
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drag Me Down"   David Reilly 3:19
2. "No More Love"   Reilly 4:16
3. "Lonely Again"   Jeff Turzo 5:00
4. "Nothing"   Turzo 4:18
5. "Try"   Adam Kary 3:40
6. "Waste of Time"   Reilly 4:14

Personnel[edit]

God Lives Underwater
Production

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
American release 1995 Warner Bros. Records Compact disc RR 4302-2
1995 American Recordings Compact disc RR 1451-0
1998 Sony Compact Disc RR 6566-7

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