Last Patrol

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Last Patrol
Studio album by Monster Magnet
Released October 15, 2013
Genre Stoner rock, psychedelic rock
Length 60:58
Label Napalm Records
Producer Dave Wyndorf & Phil Caivano
Monster Magnet chronology
Mastermind
(2010)
Last Patrol
(2013)
Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol (2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth 9/10[2]
Blurt 4/5 stars[3]
Classic Rock 9/10[4]
CraveOnline 5/10[5]
Metal Forces 8/10 stars[6]
Revolver 4/5 stars[7]
The Rockpit 4.5/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[9]

Last Patrol is the ninth studio album by the American stoner rock band Monster Magnet.[10] It is the first recording since their 1991 debut album Spine of God not to feature long time member Ed Mundell who left the band shortly after their 2010 album Mastermind.

Last Patrol sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, peaking at no. 188 on the Billboard Top 200.[11]

Dave Wyndorf describes the album as "a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It's full-on psychedelic space-rock with a '60s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey. The songs are a kind of space-noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It's a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. [laughs] The lyrics aren't fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that's where these lyrics get trippy. There's also our cover version of DONOVAN's 'Three Kingfishers', which I thought fit the mood of the album."[12]

The band would perform the entire album for each show of the European leg in January and February 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Wyndorf except where stated.

  1. "I Live Behind the Clouds" - 4:25
  2. "Last Patrol" - 9:23
  3. "Three Kingfishers" (Donovan) - 4:33
  4. "Paradise" - 4:31
  5. "Hallelujah" - 4:13
  6. "Mindless Ones" - 5:30
  7. "The Duke of Supernature" (Wyndorf, Phil Caivano) - 4:59
  8. "End of Time" - 7:45
  9. "Stay Tuned" - 5:54
  10. "Strobe Light Beatdown" - 4:26 (Bonus Track)
  11. "One Dead Moon" - 5:19 (Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Wyndorf - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Philip Caivano - Bass, Guitar
  • Bob Pantella - Percussion, Drums
  • Garrett Sweeny - Guitar, Sitar

Production and art[edit]

  • Tim Cronin - Contributor
  • Dave Wyndorf - Producer
  • Philip Caivano - Producer
  • Matt Hyde - Additional Production
  • Joe Barresi - Mixing
  • Ryan Smith - Mastering
  • John Sumrow - Paintings, Cover Art

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 50
Belgian Albums Chart (VL)[13] 100
Belgian Albums Chart (WA)[13] 198
Finnish Albums Chart[13] 43
Swiss Albums Chart[13] 44
US Billboard 200[14] 188

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monster Magnet - Last Patrol Review" allmusic.com. Retrieved on October 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Van Horn Jr, Ray. "Last Patrol - Monster Magnet". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  3. ^ Toland, Michael. "Monster Magnet - Last Patrol Music Review". Blurt. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ Moody, Paul. "Last Patrol - Monster Magnet". Classic Rock. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  5. ^ Robinson, Iann. "Monster Magnet - Last Patrol Music Review". CraveOnline. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fisher, Mark. "Monster Magnet - Last Patrol". Metal Forces. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  7. ^ Chichester, Sammi (October 3, 2013). "Review: Monster Magnet - Last Patrol Album". Revolver. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  8. ^ Diggins, Mark (October 15, 2013). "Review: CD Monster Magnet - Last Patrol Album". The rockpit. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  9. ^ g, manos (15 October 2013). "Review: CD Monster Magnet - Last Patrol Album". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  10. ^ "MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Album! Confirm First North American Tour in Over 10 Years! Debut New Song". http://www.zodiaclung.com/. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  11. ^ "First Week Sales Revealed". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved on October 26, 2013.
  12. ^ "Entire 'Last Patrol' Album Available For Streaming". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved on October 27, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Monster Magnet - Last Patrol". australian-charts.com. Retrieved on November 13, 2013.
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 200". blabbermouth.com. Retrieved on November 13, 2013.