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Box set by Tool
Released December 12, 2000

1992 - 1998:

Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal
Length 73:57
Label Volcano Entertainment II / Tool Dissectional
Producer David Bottrill
Tool chronology
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars (CD/VHS)[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars (CD/DVD)[3]
Dotmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]
Wall of Sound (70/100)[6]

Salival is a limited edition box set in CD/VHS and CD/DVD formats released in 2000 by American rock band Tool. It includes a 56-page book of photos and stills from their music videos.


The track "You Lied" is a cover of a song by bass player Justin Chancellor's previous band Peach. The cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" was originally recorded for the soundtrack of Private Parts, but Tool subsequently decided against allowing it to be used, leading to criticism from Howard Stern, who had previously endorsed the band.[citation needed].

"Message to Harry Manback II", "No Quarter", and "LAMC" were recorded during the sessions for Ænima though they were slightly re-recorded before being released on Salival.[7]


The front of the booklet included with the package has a small glossy square on its front. Live versions of the Ænima tracks "Pushit" and "Third Eye" appear on this box set plus a live version of the Opiate song "Part of Me". The instrumental song "Merkaba" was originally an intro for "Sober" when played live, however no tracks from Undertow appear here in live form. The name "Merkaba" is a reference to the Merkabah school of Jewish mysticsm as it relates to new age meditation.[8]

Upon initial release, the package came with two stickers on the cover; one announcing that the "new studio album" was due to arrive in stores on April 17, 2001, which happened to be Maynard's birthday, though it was ultimately pushed back a month. The other sticker, a Parental Advisory, would be the last one to appear on a Tool release.

Rumors and leaks[edit]

As with other releases, there were rumors during the Salival period. Most notably, the band was said to be breaking up.[9][10] Maynard James Keenan said, "we mentioned some song titles and some dickhead went out and reserved all of the .com and .org names."[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Carey, Chancellor, Jones, and Keenan, unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Third Eye" (live)   14:05
2. "Part of Me" (live) Carey/D'Amour/Jones/Keenan 3:32
3. "Pushit" (live) Carey/D'Amour/Jones/Keenan 13:57
4. "Message to Harry Manback II"     1:12
5. "You Lied" (Peach cover; live) Simon Oakes 9:16
6. "Merkaba" (live)   9:48
7. "No Quarter" (Led Zeppelin cover) Page, Plant, Jones 11:12
8. "L.A.M.C." (Includes the hidden track "Maynard's Dick")   10:53
No. Title Length
1. "Ænema"   6:39
2. "Stinkfist"   5:09
3. "Prison Sex"   4:56
4. "Sober"   5:05
5. "Hush" (DVD version only, not included on the VHS version) 2:48


Additional musicians[edit]

Album typos[edit]

The first pressings of Salival contain typographical errors, as well as the VHS edition having red tape. Later editions do not have these typos.

  • Aloke Dutta and Paul D'Amour's names are misspelled as Aloke Dutto and Paul D'Mour.
  • "Stinkfist" is listed as "Stink Fist."
  • "Message to Harry Manback II" is spelled "Messege to Harry Manback II."
  • The playing order of the videos on the VHS are listed in reverse chronological order.
  • The track ordering of "Merkaba" and "You Lied" is incorrect.

Chart position[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 U.S. Billboard 200 37


  1. ^ "Salival Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Salival - Tool [CD/VHS]". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 August 2004.
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Salival - Tool". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 August 2004.
  4. ^ Ward, Simon P. (26 February 2001). "Tool - 'Salival' (Music for Nations)". Dotmusic. Archived from the original on 8 June 2001. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (15 February 2001). "Salival by Tool". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 August 2004.
  6. ^ Graff, Gary. "Wall of Sound Review: Salival". Wall of Sound. Archived from the original on 23 January 2001. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
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  9. ^ Kline, Scott (17 October 2002). "Breslin hosts heavier sound". The State News. Retrieved 9 April 2007. 
  10. ^ Osegueda, Mike (22 November 2002). "Tool tops weekend menu.". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 9 April 2007. 
  11. ^ "Is anyone listening?". The Age. 5 May 2006. p. 1. Retrieved 18 January 2008. 

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