Monolithic Baby!

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Monolithic Baby!
Studio album by Monster Magnet
Released May 25, 2004
Recorded September/October 2003
Genre Stoner rock, hard rock
Length 54:23
Label SPV
Producer Dave Wyndorf & Scott Humphrey
Monster Magnet chronology
God Says No
(2001)
Monolithic Baby!
(2004)
4-Way Diablo
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
KNAC 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[3]

Monolithic Baby! is the sixth studio album by Monster Magnet, released in 2004. It is a follow up to 2000's God Says No. It would also be the first album featuring bassist Jim Baglino. Bob Pantella was hired to fill the band's drum position after the album's recording; the drums on the album were performed by Michael Wildwood.

The album features three cover songs - "There's No Way Out of Here" by Ken Baker. The song was originally recorded by the band Unicorn[4][5] released in 1976 on their album Too Many Crooks (US title Unicorn 2) . David Gilmour also recorded a version on his solo debut album. "The Right Stuff" by Robert Calvert is from his 1974 concept album, Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters, and Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs", the latter being available on the US edition of the album only.

Monolithic Baby! reached #13 in the German Charts.[6]

CD track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Wyndorf except where stated.

  1. "Slut Machine" – 3:28
  2. "Supercruel" – 3:40
  3. "On the Verge" – 5:54
  4. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" – 3:42
  5. "Radiation Day" – 4:56
  6. "Monolithic" – 4:39
  7. "The Right Stuff" (Robert Calvert) – 4:32
  8. "There's No Way Out of Here" (Ken Baker) – 4:10
  9. "Master of Light" – 4:45
  10. "Too Bad" – 3:33
  11. "Ultimate Everything" – 7:26
  12. "CNN War Theme" – 3:35
  13. "King of Mars 2004" (Bonus Track) - 4:27
  14. "Venus in Furs" (Lou Reed) (Bonus Track) - 4:51

Tracks 13 & 14 are US bonus tracks. "King of Mars 2004" is a rerecording of the track "King of Mars" from Dopes to Infinity, and "Venus in Furs" is a The Velvet Underground cover from their 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Special edition[edit]

Some special edition copies contain the 2 bonus track mentioned above, and a bonus DVD with an interview with the band, live performances, and the uncensored music videos for "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" and "The Right Stuff" (which shows Dave Wyndorf flying in a jet destroying other planes with different labels of musical genre.)

DVD track listing[edit]

  1. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" (music video)
  2. "The Right Stuff" (music video)
  3. "Interview with Monster Magnet" (interview video)
  4. "Monolithic" (Live at the London Astoria, December 2003)
  5. "Radiation Day" (Live at the London Astoria, December 2003)

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Wyndorf - vocals, guitar
  • Ed Mundell - lead guitar
  • Phil Caivano - guitar
  • Jim Baglino - bass
  • Michael Wildwood - drums

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 46
Belgian Albums Chart (VL)[7] 37
German Albums Charts[8] 13
French Albums Chart[7] 140
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 19
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 26
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 7
Year Single Mainstream Rock Tracks
2004 "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" #31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serba, John (2004-05-25). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ Stingley, Mick (2004). "Monolithic Baby!". knac.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Pidd, Helen (February 12, 2004). "Album Review - Monster Magnet Monolithic Baby! The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Unicorn official site". Unicornmusic.net. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Unicorn (12) Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Monster Magnet - Monolithic Baby!". australian-charts.com. Retrieved on November 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-08-22.