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For the Fatboy Slim song, see Retox (song).
Studio album by Turbonegro
Released June 11, 2007 (Norway)
June 13, 2007 (Sweden)
June 15, 2007 (Europe)
June 23, 2007 (Australia)
July 9, 2007 (UK)
August 14, 2007 (USA)
Recorded May–December, 2006, Crystal Canyon Studio & Fagerborg Lydstudio, Oslo, Norway
Genre Glam punk
Label Scandinavian Leather Recordings (Norway)
Playground Music (Sweden)
Edel Music (Europe)
Bitzcore Records (Germany)
Shock Records (Australia)
Cooking Vinyl (UK & USA)
Producer John Agnello, Turbonegro
Turbonegro chronology
Small Feces
Sexual Harassment
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Life in a Bungalo Really Rocks [2]

Retox is the Norwegian band Turbonegro's 8th album. This is the first release under the band's newly created Scandinavian Leather Recordings. The album was released on June 11, 2007 in Norway, June 13, 2007 in Sweden, and on June 15, 2007 in the rest of Europe (excluding the UK), it was released on June 23, 2007 in Australia, July 9, 2007 in UK, and finally August 14, 2007 in the USA.[3]

According to Turbonegro Retox is "a nihilistic homo punk metal bikermovie: Full of speed, power, humiliation and freedom!". "Retox is rock music that's been up for 5 days without sleeping, able to see more than most people, but not seeing anything exactly clear."[4]

They have also added: "We survived Grunge, Britpop, House music, Hip Hop, new rock revolution, dance rock, but maybe not new rave..? People say we've been making the same record for 10 years, that's not right. We've been making the same record for 4-5 years."[4]

The club Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden held a Retox release party on June 15, which also coincided with Hank's 35th birthday. The band was in attendance, equipped with several giveaways and playing some songs.

Recording process[edit]

After recording a demo in May 2006 at Knut's Crystal Canyon Studio the band recorded the basic tracks at Fagerborg Lydstudio and returned to Crystal Canyon again to finish the recordings together with Anders Møller (of Gluecifer and Euroboys among others). In January, 2007 Knut, Tom and Chris traveled to the USA to mix the album together with John Agnello (who previously worked a lot with Dinosaur Jr., and just recently for Sonic Youth's last album Rather Ripped) at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey. The band selected 11 of the 23 songs and sent them for mastering to Ted Jensen (who has also worked on Green Day's American Idiot album) at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We're Gonna Drop the Atom Bomb" - 3:41
  2. "Welcome to the Garbage Dump" - 1:58
  3. "Hell Toupée" - 3:27
  4. "Stroke the Shaft" - 3:19
  5. "No, I'm Alpha Male" - 3:13
  6. "Do You Do You Dig Destruction" - 3:46
  7. "I Wanna Come" - 3:37
  8. "You Must Bleed/All Night Long" - 2:39
  9. "Hot and Filthy" - 3:15
  10. "Boys From Nowhere" - 3:29
  11. "Everybody Loves a Chubby Dude" - 3:48
  12. "What Is Rock?!" - 7:49
  13. "Back In Denim" - 4:10 (Lawrence; originally performed by Denim) (Special Edition Digipak bonus track)
  14. "Into the Void" - 3:05 (Special Edition Digipak bonus track)
  15. "Levelled Karma" (Australian iTunes bonus track)


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