Superjudge

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Superjudge
Studio album by Monster Magnet
Released April 6, 1993
Recorded October 1992
Genre Stoner rock, psychedelic rock
Length 53:43
Label A&M
Producer Dave Wyndorf
Monster Magnet chronology
Spine of God
(1991)
Superjudge
(1993)
Dopes to Infinity
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
Riff Raff (B)[3]

Superjudge is the second full length album by Monster Magnet, released on April 6, 1993 (see 1993 in music).

Overview[edit]

Superjudge was Monster Magnet's second official album (Tab being an EP) and also their debut for A&M Records. It was recorded and mixed by Steve Rosenthal at New York's "The Magic Shop" studio in October, 1992. All original material was composed by Dave Wyndorf.

The album fared poorly commercially, largely due to its release coinciding with the advent of the grunge era, which ultimately resulted in a dramatic decline in the popularity of heavy metal in general. The album includes cover versions of Willie Dixon's "Evil" (using the arrangement by Cactus, from their 1971 album Restrictions), and Hawkwind's "Brainstorm" from their 1972 album, Doremi Fasol Latido. It is the first Monster Magnet album to feature lead guitarist Ed Mundell, who replaced founding member John McBain.

Music videos were made for the songs "Twin Earth" and "Face Down". Though a commercial disappointment in the months following its release in 1993, it has since become a very influential album within the stoner rock genre.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Wyndorf unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Cyclops Revolution" – 5:43
  2. "Twin Earth" – 3:55
  3. "Superjudge" – 6:49
  4. "Cage Around the Sun" – 4:55
  5. "Elephant Bell" – 3:59
  6. "Dinosaur Vacume" – 6:02
  7. "Evil" (Willie Dixon; originally performed by Howlin' Wolf) – 3:14
  8. "Stadium" – 3:41
  9. "Face Down" – 4:11
  10. "Brainstorm" (Nik Turner; originally performed by Hawkwind) – 8:04
  11. "Black Balloon" – 3:05

An import version of Superjudge is also available, containing live bonus tracks.

Bonus Tracks (Import Version)[edit]

  1. "Nod Scene" [Live] – 6:26
  2. "Snake Dance" [Live] – 3:33
  3. "Medicine" [Live] – 4:24

Personnel[edit]

Monster Magnet
Additional musicians
  • Tim Cronin - "Mountain of Judgement" according to album's liner notes
Technical staff and artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superjudge - Monster Magnet". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Browne, David. "Superjudge". Entertainment Weekly. April 30, 1993, cited December 26, 2013
  3. ^ Liddell, Mark. "Superjudge". Riff Raff. July 1993, cited December 26, 2013
  4. ^ "Monster Magnet - Superjudge". web2carz.com. Retrieved on December 26, 2013.