Good God's Urge

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Good God's Urge
Studio album by Porno for Pyros
Released May 28, 1996
Genre Alternative rock
Length 38:22
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Perry Farrell
Thomas Johnson
Matt Hyde
Porno for Pyros chronology
Porno for Pyros
(1993)
Good God's Urge
(1996)
Singles from Good God's Urge
  1. "Tahitian Moon"
    Released: May 1996
  2. "100 Ways"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Dogs Rule the Night"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[2]
NME (8/10)[3]
Rip 5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Spin (6/10)[3]

Good God's Urge is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Porno for Pyros, released on May 28, 1996 on Warner Bros. It is the band's final album, and the only release to feature bass guitarist Mike Watt, who replaced Martyn LeNoble mid-way through the recording process.

Prior to the album's release, Porno for Pyros went on a brief hiatus shortly after this album's release because guitarist Peter DiStefano was diagnosed with cancer. There were three singles released from the album. The song "Porpoise Head" featured Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins from Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and The Bubblemen.

Featured on the album cover is Farrell's then-girlfriend, Christine Cagle.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Porpoise Head" - 4:15
  2. "100 Ways" - 3:42
  3. "Tahitian Moon" - 3:47
  4. "Kimberly Austin" - 3:13
  5. "Thick of it All" - 4:43
  6. "Good God's://Urge!" - 3:52
  7. "Wishing Well" - 3:40
  8. "Dogs Rule the Night" - 3:22
  9. "Freeway" - 4:23
  10. "Bali Eyes" - 3:28

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Daniel Ash : Guitar (1)
  • David J : Bass (1)
  • Kevin Haskins: Samples (1)
  • Matt Hyde: Intro Slide Guitar (3), Samples (8), Slide Guitar (10)
  • Dave Navarro: Guitar Intro (9)
  • Flea: Bass (9)
  • John Flannery: Space Guitar [intro & chorus] (9), Backing Vocals & Trash Can (6)
  • Josh "Bagel" Klassman: Backing Vocals (9)
  • Christine Cagle: Backing Vocals (6, 9)
  • Shawn London: Backing Vocals (6)
  • Kimberly Juarez: Backing Vocals (2)
  • Lili Haydn: Violin (2)
  • Ralf Rickert: Trumpet (2)
  • Leo Chelyapov: Clarinet (7)

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 20

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Tahitian Moon" Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 46
1996 "Tahitian Moon" Modern Rock Tracks 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Prato. "Good God's Urge - Porno for Pyros". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ Nisid Hajari (1996-05-31). "Good God's Urge Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Porno for Pyros - Good God's Urge CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  4. ^ Arion Berger (1996-06-13). "Porno for Pyros: Good God's Urge : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone: 80–82. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  5. ^ Gramlich, Chris (2013-04-08). "Jane's Addiction - What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been (Page 6) • Timeline •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-05-24.