Rise and Fall (The Warlocks album)

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Rise and Fall
Studio album by The Warlocks
Released 2001
Genre Rock, Psychedelic
Length 58:22[1]
Label Bomp! Records
Producer Rod Cervera[2]
The Warlocks chronology
The Warlocks (2000) Rise and Fall
Phoenix (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars[4]

Rise and Fall is the first full length album by the Los Angeles based neo-psychedelic rock band, the Warlocks. It was released by Bomp! Records in 2001.[5] The album has been compared to Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,[6][7] and also to the work of The Velvet Underground and more recent space rock acts, such as Spacemen 3.

A United Kingdom version of the album was released during the same year, featuring a different track selection and ordering, modified to include tracks from the Warlocks' previous self-titled EP.[5] The album's experimental structure, opening on the US version with a fourteen-minute instrumental and featuring a number of rough jams, would surprise and divide critics, both being remarked on as a highlight, [8] while also being panned as not translating well from the live to the studio.[9]

Track listing (US)[edit]

  1. "Jam of the Witches"
  2. "House of Glass"
  3. "Skull Death Drum Jam"
  4. "Whips of Mercy"
  5. "Song for Nico"
  6. "Left and Right of the Moon"
  7. "Motorcycles"
  8. "Heavy Bomber"
  9. "Laser Beam"

Track listing (UK)[edit]

  1. "Song for Nico"
  2. "Cocaine Blues"
  3. "Caveman Rock"
  4. "Skull Death Drum Jam"
  5. "Jam of the Witches"
  6. "House of Glass"
  7. "Whips of Mercy"
  8. "Motorcycles"
  9. "Jam of the Zombies"