Mind's Eye (song)

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"Mind's Eye"
Single by Wolfmother
from the album Wolfmother
B-side "Woman"
"The Earth's Rotation Around the Sun"
Released 16 October 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2005 (2005) at Sound City, Hollywood, California
Genre Hard rock, stoner rock, heavy metal, neo-psychedelia
Length 4:53
Label Modular
Writer(s) Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross, Myles Heskett
Producer(s) Dave Sardy
Wolfmother singles chronology
"Mind's Eye"
(2005)
"White Unicorn"
(2006)
Wolfmother track listing
Music video
"Mind's Eye" on Vimeo

"Mind's Eye" is a song by Australian hard rock band Wolfmother, featured on their 2005 debut album Wolfmother. When released as the first single from the album, it was well received by critics and reached number twenty nine in the ARIA Charts.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

"Mind's Eye" was released as a double A-side CD single in Australia on 16 October 2005. The second featured song is "Woman", which was later released as a separate single in 2006. "The Earth's Rotation Around the Sun", an instrumental, was featured as the single's B-side.

Australian music magazine Drum Media reviewed the single, summarising "Mind's Eye" as "Bloody good", particularly noting the "keyboard freakout in the middle [of the song]".[2] Brisbane-based Rave made "Mind's Eye" their "Single of the Week", reviewing it as "really good", despite its "retro and derivative" qualities.[3] Time Off were similarly positive, beginning their review with "'Mind's Eye' is an instant classic", and going on to describe it as "one of the finest songs of the new millennium".[4] In reviews of the album on which "Mind's Eye" is featured, the song has frequently been identified as one of the highlights, notably by Kerrang!,[5] Q[6] and NME, who note the track as a "standout tune".[7]

While "Mind's Eye" was largely received positively, it followed in the footsteps of Wolfmother by revealing similarities between the band and 'retro' or 'classic' hard rock acts. Both Drum Media and Time Off named Led Zeppelin as an influence on the song,[2][4] while the former also suggested Pink Floyd and Deep Purple as having "bits ... in [the song]".

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Mind's Eye", directed by The Malloys,[8] was nominated for "Best Rock Video" at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2006,[9] though lost out to The Darkness' "One Way Ticket".[10] It's often[when?] been compared to Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii concert, being said that it's a "rip off" or a "remarkable resemblance".[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mind's Eye"
  2. "Woman"
  3. "The Earth's Rotation Around the Sun"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography Wolfmother". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Drum Media (AUS) - Mind's Eye Single". Album Reviews. Wolfmother (originally published by Drum Media). Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Rave (AUS) - Mind's Eye Single". Album Reviews. Wolfmother (originally published by Rave). Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Time Off (AUS) - Mind's Eye Single". Album Reviews. Wolfmother (originally published by Time Off). Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Kerrang (UK) - Album". Album Reviews. Wolfmother (originally published by Kerrang!). Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Q (UK) - Album". Album Reviews. Wolfmother (originally published by Q). Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  7. ^ "NME (UK) - Album". Album Reviews. Wolfmother (originally published by NME). Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Wolfmother". NME. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  9. ^ "MTV Australia Awards nominees". The Sunday Mail. 2006-02-05. 
  10. ^ "Ashlee Rocks At MTV Australia Video Music Awards". MTV Asia. 2006-04-13. Retrieved 2008-12-30. [dead link]