Shapeshifter (Marcy Playground album)

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Shapeshifter
Studio album by Marcy Playground
Released November 2, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Post-grunge
Length 48:09
Label Capitol
Producer John Wozniak
Marcy Playground chronology
Marcy Playground
(1997)
Shapeshifter
(1999)
MP3
(2004)
Singles from Shapeshifter
  1. "Wave Motion Gun"
    Released: November 2, 1999
  2. "It's Saturday"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Bye Bye"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars Archived October 28, 2007 at the Wayback Machine

Shapeshifter is the second major release of the alternative rock band Marcy Playground. It was released on November 2, 1999.

The artwork for this release was originally to be used on the unreleased Butthole Surfers album After the Astronaut. Because of complications, the album was not released, and Marcy Playground found the artwork (by Mark Ryden) and used it for Shapeshifter.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Wozniak. 

No. Title Length
1. "It's Saturday"   3:17
2. "America"   3:46
3. "Bye Bye"   2:49
4. "All The Lights Went Out"   4:55
5. "Secret Squirrel"   2:56
6. "Wave Motion Gun"   3:44
7. "Rebel Sodville"   5:02
8. "Sunday Mail"   2:49
9. "Pigeon Farm"   2:31
10. "Never"   3:50
11. "Love Bug"   4:12
12. "Our Generation"   5:14
13. "Ol' Time Pigeon Farm"" (Hidden Track) 1:00

Videos[edit]

The following videos were included on the CD:
No. Title Length
1. "Comin' Up from Behind"    
2. "Sherry Fraser"    
3. "Saint Joe on the School Bus"    
4. "Sex and Candy"    

Personnel[edit]

Marcy Playground

Additional personnel

  • Kim Bingham – additional vocals, "Our Generation"
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel – additional guitar, "Bye Bye" and "America"
  • Bill Clark – trumpet, "Pigeon Farm"

Production[edit]

  • John Wozniak – producer
  • Steven Drake – mixer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Danielle Crisafulli – assistant mastering
  • Joanna Terrasi – production coordination
  • Chris Blake (Blake & Bradford Management) – management
  • Don Rubin – A&R
  • Ron Laffitte – A&R
  • Tripp DuBois – marketing
  • Mark Ryden – artwork
  • Jamie Caliri – photography
  • Linda Cobb – art direction, design
  • Marcy Playground – art direction, design

Recorded by Steven Drake at Sabella Studios, Roslyn NY
Mixed by Steven Drake at Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, BC
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York NY
Songs published by WB Music Corp. and Wozniak Publishing (ASCAP)

External links[edit]