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Supercharger (album)

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Supercharger
Studio album by Machine Head
Released October 2, 2001
Recorded Indigo Ranch Studios
Genre Nu metal[1]
Length 56:30
74:05 (Digipak)
Label Roadrunner
Producer Johnny K
Machine Head chronology
The Burning Red
(1999)
Supercharger
(2001)
Hellalive
(2003)
Singles from Supercharger
  1. "Crashing Around You"
    Released: September 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[3]

Supercharger[4] is the fourth album by heavy metal band Machine Head.

Album information

Supercharger was released in October, 2001, just weeks after the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. The lead (and only) single "Crashing Around You", was pulled from MTV and rock radio just as soon as it was added despite being the "most added" track in the United States. The pull was a result of the metaphorical "crashing" lyric in the song and the burning San Francisco skyline in the video. Machine Head's support tour for the album was done without help from their label Roadrunner Records, and after the release of Hellalive to fulfill their contract, led the band to a two-year hiatus from the label's American branch. Supercharger was ill-timed, and, as a result of little promotion, fell far short of the success of The Burning Red, which has sold about 134,000 copies in the US to date. Supercharger has sold about 45,000 copies in the US to date, making it a commercial failure.

With The Burning Red, the band changed their sound to nu metal. Supercharger was darker and heavier than The Burning Red, but lacked as much groove metal sound as Burn My Eyes and The More Things Change.... Two years later, the band would release Through the Ashes of Empires and return to their groove metal roots.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Machine Head except as noted below. 

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Declaration"       1:11
2. "Bulldozer"   Robert Flynn Flynn 4:35
3. "White-Knuckle Blackout!"   Flynn, Adam Duce Flynn, Ahrue Luster 3:15
4. "Crashing Around You"   Flynn Flynn 3:14
5. "Kick You When You're Down"   Flynn Flynn, Luster 4:01
6. "Only The Names"   Flynn Flynn 6:08
7. "All In Your Head"   Flynn Flynn, Luster 4:06
8. "American High"   Flynn Flynn, Dave McClain 3:48
9. "Brown Acid"       0:59
10. "Nausea"   Flynn, Duce Flynn, McClain, Luster 4:24
11. "Blank Generation"   Flynn Flynn, Luster 6:38
12. "Trephination"   Flynn Flynn, McClain, Luster 4:59
13. "Deafening Silence"   Flynn Flynn, Luster 5:33
14. "Supercharger"   Flynn, Duce Flynn, McClain 3:48
Total length:
56:39

The bonus track on several editions of Supercharger, "Hole In The Sky", originally appeared on Nativity in Black II. The two live tracks on the 18 track digipak were recorded on September 15, 1999 at Webster Hall, Hartford, Connecticut. These live tracks were previously released on Year of the Dragon.

Personnel

Machine Head
Technical Personnel
Hole In The Sky
Live tracks
  • Machine Head - production
  • Toby Wright - mixing

Chart positions

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 24
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 33
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[8] 46
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 88
Finnish Albums Chart[10] 25
French Albums Chart[11] 35
German Albums Chart[12] 25
Swedish Albums Chart[13] 42
Swiss Albums Chart[14] 82
UK Album Chart[15] 34
The Billboard 200[16] 115

References

  1. ^ "MACHINE HEAD - SUPERCHARGER". Metalreviews.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Supercharger - Machine Head". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ "Machine Head Supercharger CD Review". Blabbermouth.net. 
  4. ^ Supercharger, barcode 016861850029
  5. ^ Supercharger, barcode 8714221009088
  6. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". australian-charts.com. 
  7. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". austriancharts.at. 
  8. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". ultratop.be. 
  9. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". dutchcharts.nl. 
  10. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". finnishcharts.com. 
  11. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". lescharts.com. 
  12. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Machine Head / Longplay" (in German). Musicline.de. 
  13. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". swedishcharts.com. 
  14. ^ "Machine Head - Supercharger". hitparade.ch. 
  15. ^ "Machine Head UK Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Supercharger - Machine Head". Billboard.